Does anyone else out there get really painful hiccups? The kind that make you hold your chest and pray for a hiccup miracle??? My hiccups hurt like crazy, so when they took me by surprise a few weeks ago (as they always do…those sneaky little things), I quickly started researching if relief might be available from my essential oils. And what do you know? I had the answer to how to get rid of hiccups instantly sitting right on my shelf!
All you need is some peppermint essential oil from Young Living! Since you are placing this product on the roof of your mouth, I would only recommend usingYoung Living. Peppermint essential oil is actually one of my most used oils, as it is an ingredient in my weight loss capsules, and it is an ingredient in my lung and sinus support trio! LOVE it!
So, how to get rid of those pesky hiccups. It is so easy, and I have used it on myself as well as on my oldest daughter with a 100% success rate!
Simply take 1 drop of Young Living peppermint essential oil, and dilute it with 1 drop of a carrier oil like olive oil or grapeseed oil. You need to dilute it because peppermint is a “hot” oil, and while some folks have no problem applying it “neat” (meaning without it being combined with an oil) many people find it to be uncomfortable because it feels a bit hot. I have personally applied it neat and been ok, but I have diluted it 4:1 with olive oil for my daughter. The first time you try it, please dilute it just to be safe!
Ok, so with your drop(s) of oil, simply apply it to the roof of your mouth. Hold your finger there for maybe 10 seconds. And say goodbye to your hiccups, because they should be gone already!
How to Get Peppermint Oil (and How NOT to Get It)
If you would like to order a bottle of peppermint oil, I would love to help you with that! I place group orders once a month. On my group order, everyone can take advantage of my wholesale discount (24%), and the peppermint oil price is $21.50 for a 15 ml bottle (plus tax and shipping).
For those of you who love to bargain shop (me too, so I understand!) I want to strongly caution you against buying Young Living oils on Amazon or eBay. Distributors are not allowed to sell for less than the wholesale price, and so if you see oils listed for less, that is a big red flag that something fishy is going on. Unfortunately, there have been reports of people buying Young Living oils with sealed caps on these two sites, only to discover afterwards that the caps had been switched from the original caps (turns out that you can buy those caps with the seals on them…sneaky!). I don’t mean to be alarmist about this sort of thing, but if you want to try Young Living oils, please find a distributor, as that is the only way to ensure that you are getting a high quality product and not getting ripped off.
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