This Natural, Minty Oil Works Harder Than Most of Your Pharmacy Buys

We've already waxed poetic about peppermint oil's obvious benefits—to wake you up during an invigorating morning shower (Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Pure-Castile Liquid Soap, $7, anyone?)—but did you know it can cure so many more of your common ailments? To be honest, we had no idea. In a group of more common essential oils like lavender and tea tree, the immense benefits of peppermint oil have flown under the radar. Until now.

We reached out to Adina Grigore, the founder of the organic skincare brand S.W. Basics and author of Just the Essentials. Below she breaks down six unknown ways to use peppermint oil as a part of your wellness routine.