Golf and Peppermint Essential Oil
You may have heard this controversy about Jordan Spieth chewing gum on the golf course during his win at the Open. Spieth’s coach, Cameron McCormick, gave him a pack of peppermint gum prior to practice for the first round of the Open. Like a good student he took it without question. According to the article I read Jordan was chewing somewhat unconsciously, and then he finally thought about it after a couple of holes.
"I was 1 under through two and I thought I better keep it in," he said. "Payne Stewart used to do it and it served him well. I think mint has some sort of effect on nerves, but I was still feeling them a bit out there."
There is truth to what Jordan felt while he was chewing gum. The peppermint essential oil not only helps with oral hygiene, upset stomach, and clear breathing. Peppermint is also very good to help with staying focused.
Peppermint essential oil, I use it almost every day. I have tried using it on the golf course and have had some of my best rounds ever (74, 76, 78, and 74 again). I am down to a 7 handicap and getting lower every time I go out on the course. The peppermint oil and plenty of practice is what I attribute my success on the golf course.
My favorite way to use peppermint is to put one drop of oil on my tongue. First it leaves my breathe fresh and minty. Next it aids digestion. For years I have had really bad acid reflux, I truly believe that peppermint has helped me with my acid reflux. My acid reflux and digestive issues are more manageable. Lastly it helps me stay focused and alert, something I have struggled with that for years.
Other ways of using peppermint essential oils is topically and aromatically both of which I use. When I need to get a project completed I fire up my diffuser and add peppermint and for some extra zing I add a drop or 2 of wild orange. If I really need a pick me up I put 1 drop of peppermint and 1 drop of wild orange in my hands rub them together, take a long deep breathe then rub it on the back of my neck. This combination is amazing, it is like an energy drink on steroids.
So the next time you need a pick me up reach for your peppermint oil. You will be amazed and fall in love with peppermint essential oil.
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Article referenced: Jordan Spieth believes mint-flavored gum has calming properties
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