Check out these magical uses for peppermint and make the most of your herb garden this season.
The bright, fresh scent of peppermint is a powerful herb for cleansing, mental sharpness, and even dream magic.
Versatile & abundant, it’s easy to find at your local garden center or even growing wild during spring and summer. Wherever you find it, there’s probably plenty, so be sure to dry some for the winter!
Peppermint is known for its ability to enhance “third eye” awareness and peaceful sleep.
Try using peppermint essential oil in this amazing recipe for dream salve.
If you’ve never experimented with cocktail potions, you’re missing out.
Cocktails (or mocktails, if you don’t drink) have a ton of potential as a potion format.
I love mint in a spring cocktail. Try this Irish Garden Fairy Cocktail for a perfect example.
Mint is associated with success, prosperity, and upward mobility. Add dried mint to a financial well-being/money spell to align your spirit with your highest earthly goals.
Put it in the cloth or bag you keep your tarot cards or runes in.
Place some dried peppermint in the bag with your tarot cards along with a piece of clear quartz crystal.
Its cleansing properties keep the energy clear and fresh.
Use it in the sick room.
Being stuck inside and stuck in bed creates stale energy in the spirit.
If you are caring for a sick kiddo or a sick spouse (or anyone else) trying putting some peppermint essential oil in an oil diffuser in the sick room.
Or, grab a fresh bunch from the garden and put it in a vase like a bouquet.
Peppermint clears the psychic gunk that tends to collect when you are sick.
Got brain fog?
Whether you are facing a tough decision or you just need to clear your head after life’s little upheavals, the scent of peppermint helps cut through the noisy mental chaos.
Divination tea doesn’t need to be fancy to be effective. You can make a simple brew from peppermint leaves alone. Simply steep fresh leaves in hot water for 3-5 minutes and sip on it before or during your next tarot reading.
Reading Tea Leaves
While you’re at it, try tea leaf reading with dried peppermint tea leaves.
Just brew some hot water and drop the leaves in. It’s just like looking for shapes in the clouds! See what pops into your mind first and use this as a jumping-off point for a reading.
Pro tip: Whole dried leaves work better for this than crushed ones.