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Peppermint Essential Oil

  • As for the garden mint, the very smell of it alone recovers and refreshes the spirit.--The Roman naturalist, Pliny

    Peppermint oil is well-known for the dramatic effect it has on the body and mind. In the body, it is particularly well-suited for opening the breath, and relaxing an overworked body. Adding a few drops of peppermint to a massage oil or lotion and rubbed on after a yoga session or enthusiastic hike can do wonders for restoring feelings of comfort and ease. Peppermint is one of the first oils we reach for whenever we need to clear the air or restore balance to the family facing the challenges of winter.

    Peppermint powerfully sharpens mental focus by removing dull and hazy feelings. As a cooling oil, peppermint is also extremely effective for taking the edge off of tension. Peppermint’s cool and clearing nature makes it ideal for stimulating mental agility and improving concentration for the tasks at hand. It is also effective against worry, grief and heaviness. This is a great oil to keep on hand next to your diffuser in your office or work studio.

    Peppermint is used to relieve upset skin due to bug bites or after spending too much time in the sun. Peppermint is great to add to your hair care routine as it nourishes and balances a dull, oily scalp. It is commonly used in dental care due to its effective and refreshing properties.

    Among the oldest and most continuously used of all therapeutic oils, the bright, mentholated fragrance of peppermint essential oil is instantly recognizable and powerfully effective at treating a remarkably wide variety of conditions. This particular peppermint oil is softer and less intensely minty than many similar peppermint essential oils though no less stimulating to the mind and tonic to the digestion.

    Product Details
    • Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
    • Family: Lamiaceae
    • Composition: 100% Pure Peppermint Essential Oil
    • Origin: USA
    • Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
    • Cultivation/Harvesting: Organic
    • Plant Part: Aerial Parts
    • Color: Clear to pale yellow
    • Consistency: Thin
    • Yield: 0.5% - 2.5%
    • Bottle Size: ½ fl oz (15 mL)
  • How to Use Peppermint Essential Oil
    • Diffuser: Peppermint has a cooling, refreshing and soothing fragrance. Diffuse it in your home or office whenever you need to uplift and clear the mind, try it instead of a cup of coffee or tea.
    • Mental Clarity Blend: 4 drops lime oil, 2 drops tulsi oil, 2 drops peppermint oil in diffuser, or place a few drops on tissue and inhale.

    Peppermint oil can be applied topically if diluted, as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or diffuser.

    Other Ways To Use Peppermint Essential Oil
    • Add two drops to ½ water for a refreshing mouthwash that stimulates gums and helps with bad breath.
    • Add several drops to massage oil or lotion to cool skin after being in the sun.
    • Use a few drops in an aromatic bath to calm and relax a tired and overworked body and any feelings of excess heat in the body.
    • Add several drops to a bowl of water to deter insects when outdoors.
    Aromatic Profile and Blending of Peppermint Essential Oil
    • Perfumery Note: Top note
    • Odor: Fresh, cool, green-herbaceous, grassy-minty with a deep balsamic-sweet undertone
    • Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong
    • Dry-out: Sweet, clean
    • Blends Well With: marjoram oil, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, lemon oil, and rosemary oil
    Interesting Peppermint Essential Oil Information

    Mentha piperita is a hybrid of watermint (M. aquatica) and spearmint (M. spicata). Mints are mentioned in early medieval plants lists and were brought to Britain in Roman Times. Mentha piperita has been found in Egyptian tombs dating back to 1000 BC, and there is evidence that peppermint has a long history in Europe, China, and Japan. It has been used extensively throughout history for problems such as nausea, headaches, toothaches, cramp, diarrhea, sore throats, and indigestion.

  • Safety Considerations for Peppermint Essential Oil

    Do not use on children younger than 5 years of age. Do not take peppermint essential oil internally.


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