Pour a few drops of peppermint essential oil diluted with a carrier oil directly on an injury and combine with ice will prevent and help swelling.
Peppermint essential oil contains a high amount of menthol which creates blood flow to the area of the body applied to which produces a warming healing affect on the body.
Peppermint essential oil is also a wonderful oil to inhale as it is very stimulating and will provide relief from exhaustion, stress, and anxiety.
Peppermint also has a very cleansing effect and would be wonderful to use in a blend for a household cleaner. It is also a great oil to put in a diffuser after you have cleaned your home to enhance the freshly cleaned feeling and aroma.