Peppermint Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Aroma: Minty, penetrating
Perfume Note: Top
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Source: Aerial parts
Main Chemical Components: Menthol, menthone, 1,8-cineole, limonene
Blends Well With: Bergamot, geranium, lavender, marjoram, rosemary, sandalwood essential oils
Description and Uses: Peppermint essential oil is an energizing oil with a penetrating, minty aroma that helps to relieve both mental and physical fatigue. Use it in the daytime, as its energizing effect may keep you awake at night. Add to a massage blend for digestive problems and flatulence.
Peppermint is soothing in a footbath after a long day on your feet, and one drop on a handkerchief is reviving during travel. This is also a great oil to use in a car diffuser for long trips.
Peppermint oil is often used to help ease headaches, sinus congestion, sore muscles and joints.
Traditional use: emollient, antiseptic, muscle relaxant.
Cautions: Can cause skin irritation. Do not use Peppermint essential oil when pregnant.
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