I dare you to feel better. Many of you know Benjamin Franklin as an inventor and writer, but remember how he developed community resources like hospitals, libraries, and the University of Pennsylvania to help people? While attending the University of Pennsylvania, Violet volunteered at Benjamin Franklin Hospital as a Candy Striper and wrote a research paper inviting people to improve their health with peppermint essential oil. Dr. Matthews supervised her research project. You too can be inspired by her example and enjoy the following ways peppermint essential oil can help you:
First, inhaling this oil can help improve your memory and concentration.
Second, using the oil extracted from mint leaves can make digestion easier.
Third, peppermint essential oil can help with your sense of taste and your breath.
When Candy Striper Violet delivered mail to patients at Benjamin Franklin Hospital, she told them, “My grandmother’s memory has improved because she inhales peppermint essential oil. She agreed to help me with my research project and for the last three weeks she has inhaled peppermint essential oil three times a day. I see that her concentration has improved. Now when I visit her, she can tell me what happened on the news that day.” Her patients asked her and the doctor, “Can we improve our memory too?”
Candy Striper Violet knows that patient Fred has a tummy ache. On her daily visits, she gives him mints to eat after meals. Fred tells her doctor, “My belly always feels better after seeing Candy Striper Violet.” The doctor sits down and asks Fred questions to confirm the findings of her research project. The doctor tells Fred, “You can dare to feel better.” Fred says, “I have.”
In the library late at night, Violet runs into her research partner Keith, and he tells her, “I can’t taste my food.” Violet reminds her that she inhales peppermint essential oil and puts a few drops in her water. Keith realizes that she can taste again. She says, “Thank you. You breathe better now, too.” She offers him a peppermint candy to enjoy later.
After 6 months of research, Violet and Keith ask Dr. Matthews to review his research documentation on the benefits of peppermint essential oil. The doctor tells Candy Striper Violet: “In fact, the patients feel better and can eat easily. Now they can taste their food. They always remember you and your mint candy. Their memory has improved. We publish the results of your research on the benefits of using peppermint essential oil to aid digestion, enhance the sense of taste, and improve memory and concentration.”