i am a diabetic on insulin and i recently discovered that peppermint oil lowers blood sugar - a LOT.
how i found this out is i took a bath with 5 drops of peppermint oil and i also have a tooth powder that i mixed up with several drops of peppermint oil and powdered sea salt.
after soaking in the bath - which felt wonderful - i brushed my teeth with the tooth powder and also rinsed my mouth out with a little in water.
after this i started feeling weird. i had eaten whole grain pasta and veggies for dinner and couldn't believe my blood sugar was low. but it was 81 - and it continued going lower even after i ate 1 1/2 kashi cereal bars - 1 teaspoons of karo syrup - and 1 whole wheat gingerbread cookie. i ended up eating another cereal bar and finally got it up to 120.
this morning it was still lower than usual after all those mid night carbs - it was 177.
usually the morning after something like this happens it will be in the 200's - since it finally all catches up again.
so be careful with peppermint oil if you are a diabetic on insulin.
i plan to still use my tooth powder - but i have lowered my insulin doses!!!
i am also taking ACV and water a very small amount 2 x a day.