I've been wanting to try essential oils for a few months now. I only have a few, but so far I do like them. Currently I have Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint. This is the story of how I managed to screw myself up bad with Peppermint oil.
*DISCLAIMER* This is NOT a story about why you shouldn't use essential oils. This is a story about how I managed to make a colossally stupid mistake. End disclaimer.
I had heard that peppermint oil was good for headaches. I'm not 100% sure what you are supposed to do with the oil, but since I had a headache the feeling of laziness was strong. I figured if I rubbed a drop on my temples that would be good enough. So I got a drop and did just that. The smell was really nice. Strong, but nice. I sat back with my laptop and waited for the oil to do it's magic.
A few minutes later I had an itch on my eye. I bet you can tell where this story is going now. Oh yes. I reached up and rubbed my eye with the same ever loving finger that I just had peppermint oil on. I don't know if I've ever wished for a time machine so badly. I'm telling you guys, I was calling on the name of Jesus like none other. It burned like hell fire. Cooper was napping and it's a straight miracle I did wake him up with my yelling and pleading for the pain to subside.
I ran over to the sink and started frantically splashing water in my eyes all while yelling "Oh Jesus! Oh Jesus please don't let me die! Don't let me go blind! Is this what hell feels like, GOD!!" It hurt SO bad. I legit thought I was going blind. My eyeballs hurt just thinking about it. Imagine rubbing Tabasco sauce in your eyes. Or the spiciest Cajun seasoning. I felt like there was a possibility that somewhere, someone I've wronged in the past was manically laughing over a voodoo doll with my face on it. I think this may be what pepper spray feels like. Robbers be warned, if you break into my home I may skip the steak knives and just go straight to essential oils. Didn't you hear? Now instead of just healing all your ailments, they ward off bad guys too. What a value!!
Moral of the story: Peppermint essentials oils does get rid of headaches. You can greatly improve the speed if you get it in your eyes, because your eyes will be hurting so horribly you won't even feel any pain in any other area of your head anymore. I don't recommend going that route. At all.
P.S. when I told my mom this story she laughed for like 10 minutes. I hope to have a relationship with my own daughter one day where I can laugh to the point of tears at her brazen stupidity. Maybe she won't be as dumb as me :)
"For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future". Jeremiah 29:11