What Are The Magical Properties Of Peppermint?

Magical properties of peppermint

By Mark Piatt

Updated on October 4, 2022

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The magical properties of peppermint (Mentha piperita) are highly valued in magickal circles because the properties of peppermint far exceed the potency of many other plants and herbs.   

The metaphysical powers of peppermint do not cease to amaze me.  To access the magical powers, you could use peppermint by itself, as part of a ritual or potion, or use peppermint in conjunction with uttering a magical word such as “Abracadabra”.   

The approaches we offer are mere suggestions of how to access the magical properties of peppermint.  Your imagination is a very powerful tool when conjuring up magic.  What works for one person may not work for another person.  

As a general rule, peppermint has magical and spiritual powers that include 8 Main Properties:

  • Ability to cleanse
  • Promotes clarity
  • Provides protection
  • Promotes healing
  • Increases intuition and psychic abilities
  • Promotes visions and dreams
  • Incites love
  • Attracts money and prosperity
  • Assists with healing

If you are interested in learning more about how you can use herbs in your healing rituals, check out the following book by Ally Sands “Plant Magic for the Beginner Witch: An Herbalist’s Guide to Heal, Protect and Manifest“.


The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only.  Occult properties of herbs and essential oils are provided for historical interest only.  For possible treatments of physical or mental diseases, please seek a trained and licensed health professional.  Enchanted Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse side effects resulting from the use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from the following historical uses of herbs and essential oils.

Brief History Of The Magical Properties Of Peppermint

Peppermint leaves that had been dried over 3,000 years ago were found in the inner chambers of Egyptian pyramids, and the leaves still retained their powerful aroma.

Peppermint got its name from Greek mythology.  The god Hades was having an affair with a nymph named Minthe.  When his wife found out, she turned Minthe into a common weed.  To soften Minthe’s fate, Hades gave her a sweet, calming scent to remind others of her presence. 

Below you will find additional information on how peppermint can help you in your spiritual and magical journey.

Peppermint Correspondence 

  • Peppermint is considered Masculine.
  • Peppermint is associated with Mercury, Mars, and Venus.
  • Peppermint is associated with the Deities Pluto, Zeus, Persephone, Nyx, Hades, and Hecate.
  • Astrological Signs: Virgo, Aquarius, Aries, and Gemini
  • The vibration of peppermint is considered part of the fire element.
  • Peppermint is believed to increase vibrational frequencies that can help to remove negative energies.  Note: Peppermint oil has a frequency of about 78 megahertz (as a comparison, most processed foods and meats have a frequency of 0-7 megahertz while most green foods and fruits are between 15-70 megahertz).

9 Magical Properties Of Peppermint

Can peppermint be used for magical and spiritual cleansing?

Using peppermint as part of a magical or spiritual cleansing ritual or a cleansing session can help purify a space of negative energy and restore the positive vibrations of your aura.

Even if you remove yourself from a negative situation or environment, those negative energies you pick up will continue to weigh you down.

Because of its cleansing properties, peppermint is sometimes burned during funerary rites to help with the grieving process.

Many different cleansing rituals can be used that include peppermint which we don't have time to get into in this particular article.  I will be writing an article in the future that goes into great detail about different cleansing rituals. 

You can use a protection candle that has peppermint in it to help protect your space from bad juju, evil, and harmful thoughts.

But for now, if you want to keep it simple, just placing the leaves in an area can help cleanse that area.  Better yet, try diffusing peppermint essential oil in your diffuser to give the air a fresh and cleansed perspective.

Can peppermint increase clarity?

Peppermint has the magical ability to enhance your clarity.  To help promote clarity, once you have grounded and balanced your chakras, try rubbing peppermint oil (diluted in a carrier oil) on your third eye (known as the mind eye or the sixth chakra) in the middle of your forehead.  

Keep in mind that before you do this, you want to first make sure you have grounded your chakras because opening yourself up without a strong grounding can open you up to some spiritual problems. 

The refreshing aroma of peppermint can help clear your mind, calm your thoughts, and increase focus. 

For many people, drinking peppermint tea can help them focus.

Diffusing peppermint essential oil in an ultrasonic diffuser is also a great way to help clear your mind 

Can peppermint be used to provide protection from dark energies?

Peppermint can be used alone or in conjunction with other practices to protect you from various types of dark energies.

When performing a ritual of protection, the goal is to raise the energy around you or your surroundings to create a barrier or shield that will protect you from those negative energies.

Smudging is a long-used ritual of using burning herbs to cleanse a space of negative energy. 

Sage is considered one of the best herbs used for smudging but peppermint is also a good choice, especially when combined with white sage. 

You can make or purchase smudging sticks such as this 4" Peppermint & White Sage Smudge Stick with Smudging Instructions from Amazon, which is a combination of sage and peppermint.

If you are new to smudging or cleansing, there are some nice beginner kits available that could be useful, such as this Purple Canyon Smudge Kit (Beginner's Gift Set) also sold on Amazon.

For many people, diffusing peppermint essential oil can rid the mind of bad energy, and troubling thoughts, and can reduce stress while refreshing your mental clarity.

To learn more about how essential oils can be used for magical protection, check out our article "16 Essential Oils For Protection".

Can peppermint be used for healing?

Peppermint is used in healing rituals of all kinds.  Peppermint can relieve headaches, reduce nausea, and raise good vibrations while it cleanses the negative vibrations.

Do not underestimate the power of holistic/spiritual healing.  Healing of this type can include your spirit, mind, emotions, and even your physical body.  Everything is connected.  Healing at this level can have a profound effect on you that can be long-lasting.

Use peppermint essential oil as an anointing oil for prayer healing and protection.  You can also use it in your bath as part of your spiritual bathing.

Peppermint can also ease physical problems such as:

  • Tension headaches
  • Migraines
  • Sore muscles
  • Bad breath
  • Digestive issues
  • Clogged sinuses
  • Respiratory tract issues

Can peppermint increase intuition and psychic abilities?

By drinking a cup of peppermint tea, you can awaken your third eye and gain access to your higher abilities which include increasing your intuition and psychic abilities. 

Peppermint is extremely uplifting, which can help you access your psychic abilities that might be locked up.

You can use peppermint to help tap into your inner vision and help you become more aware of the most powerful part of yourself.  This will help you to experience more than what we see in our normal consciousness.

Peppermint works especially well to increase your intuition and psychic abilities when combined with a few other herbs or essential oils.

You can make a good "intuition spray" using the following essential oils.  

Note: This spray will usually not magically work by itself.  The spray must be used with the intention to get the best results.

  1. One-ounce spray bottle (glass preferable).
  2. 5 drops of Rosemary essential oil.
  3. 5 drops of Cedarwood essential oil.
  4. 3 drops of Peppermint essential oil.
  5. Optional: fill half the bottle with Witch Hazel.
  6. the other half with water.

Be sure and shake your bottle before you spray since oil and water don't mix.

Can peppermint enhance the ability to have visions and dreams?

To increase your ability to have visions or to induce prophetic dreams, drink a cup of peppermint tea just before you go to bed.  One of the magical properties of peppermint is known for enhancing your "third eyes" perception.

Drinking peppermint tea or inhaling peppermint essential oil is very calming and soothing and can help reduce stress, tension, and fatigue, which may help you have visions and dreams.

you can also place a couple of drops of peppermint essential oil on a cotton ball and place it under your pillow.  By doing this, peppermint can sometimes give you prophetic dreams of the future.

Another option is to put some of your peppermint leaves in a sleep sachet, along with some chamomile and lavender, to encourage dreams.

Can peppermint be used to incite love?

Peppermint can be used to increase your passion or to attract or incite love in others.

Did you know that in the Islamic tradition, mint is considered a pledge of love?

In Japan, peppermint is used as an aphrodisiac.

If you wish to attract love, you can try taking warm baths with 5 oranges and fresh mint leaves.

Place the fresh mint leaves in your warm bath.  Once you are in your bath, peel the oranges and squeeze the fresh juice into the bath water.  Rub your squeezed oranges all over your body.  Relax and think about attracting love into your life.

Can peppermint be used to attract money and prosperity?

Some people have found using certain essential oils, such as peppermint, can help attract money, wealth, and abundance by altering their mindset from one of scarcity to one full of prosperity and abundance.

You will be surprised how having a positive mindset can affect your day-to-day life.  You will also be surprised how long this secret has been known.

Ancient Eastern rich merchants would impregnate their goods with aromas of plants to attract the perfect buyer for their product. 

As a practical example, having a positive mindset might give you the courage to ask your boss for a raise.  Or maybe having a positive mindset will encourage you to start a blog that allows you to make money through advertising.

According to the laws of manifestation, you must have positive thoughts to attract more of what you want.

Besides peppermint, other essential oils that can help in this area include lavender, lemon, eucalyptus, and bergamot.  You can start by simply diffusing one or a combination of these oils.  

Other Magical Properties Of Peppermint

Other magical properties of peppermint include consecrating tools, divination, exorcisms, bringing good luck, spiritual offerings, natural aphrodisiac, and its ability to increase psychic powers.

There are many magical properties that essential oils (including peppermint essential oil) have.  If you are interested in learning about some of these magical properties, check out our article

"15 Magical Properties Of Essential Oils".

What Does Peppermint Smell Like?

Think of those evening breath mints or the red and white candy canes you buy around the holidays.

Menthol is what gives peppermint its recognizable minty scent and cooling properties.

Because of that wonderful smell, today peppermint is used in cosmetic, household, and medical products.  

Since peppermint and peppermint essential oils are natural products, their aroma can vary depending on a variety of factors that include:

  • Temperature
  • Amount of moisture the plant received
  • Differences in sunlight
  • Soil variations
  • Time of harvest
  • Slight differences in chemical makeup
  • And for oils, the age of the oil.


The way you use peppermint in your magical and spiritual practices is only limited by your imagination.  

If you know of other magical properties of peppermint or different ways in which you use peppermint on your spiritual journey, we would love to hear from you.

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