Chocolate and peppermint are a match made in heaven. I use peppermint daily as a valuable herbal remedy. Fresh peppermint leaves are not only refreshing to add to your water or morning tea, they can also provide a major flavour boost to soups, salad dressings or some tasty homemade pesto. I use peppermint essential oil when flavouring desserts or drinks such as smoothies, hot chocolate, avocado pudding, bulletproof coffee and even these soft, fudgey, chocolate cookies!
Peppermint’s effective healing properties can also be applied topically. It is ideal for muscle and chest rubs, headache pain, dental care and aromatherapy. You can even add it to your homemade cleaning supplies for natural antimicrobial power and a pleasant fragrance. Can’t get enough peppermint? Check out a product called Peppermint Halo from a local Vancouver company, Saje Natural Wellness. This remedy is an aroma blend of peppermint, lavender and rosemary that provides a soothing yet cooling layer, ideal for headaches, colds, aches and pains. Straight from nature, all of their products contain plant-derived essential oils that support of the bodies natural healing functions.
I used Doterra essential oil in my cookies because that is what I had on hand. Feel free to use any brand of natural essential oil that you have at home. Like all food, I encourage you to get to know where your oils are sourced from so you can ensure you are consuming the highest quality available to you. Shop locally and get to know your farmers or small business owners. Ask questions, get informed, trust your sources! These small, but mighty little bottles of liquid are powerful sources of medicine.