Peppermint oil is native to a number of countries. Japan: also known as ‘mentha arvensis’ and supreme known as 'mentha pipiretta' these oils are both commonly used in aromatherapy. Natives found in countless U.S. household products. It has a high concentration of natural pesticides, one in particular is menthone. This yellow oil is steam distilled directly from the herb and although it is most commonly found in liquid form, it can also be seen in capsules or tablets in many health food stores. Peppermint oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin A, C, minerals, manganese, iron, calcium, magnesium, folate, copper and potassium.Peppermint Oil has been used for centuries in many ways that have benefitted mankind. Extensive research in recent years has only supported the time honoured uses of peppermint and it is through its fantastic benefits that it has become an essential item for any health advocate. The historical uses and research done on the benefits of it all have come to the conclusion that peppermint is one of the most naturally beneficial plants in the world.
Essential Oil Name: Peppermint Oil
Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis
Plant Part: Leaf
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Common Uses: The familiar aroma of peppermint is known for both its warming and cooling properties. Friendly to the sinuses, peppermint is also useful to the muscular system, especially for women during monthly cycles or menopause. Peppermint is commonly used in tea, chewing gum, and candy, but the Essential Oil that we sell is much, much stronger and more concentrated, and should therefore be used in moderation. Peppermint is widely credited as being a digestive aid. The leaves contain menthol, which is a proven aid to digestion. A very fresh and clean smelling herb, it is a refreshing and energizing mental stimulant, can be used to enhance the well-being of digestive and respiratory system, and works as a good nerve tonic that helps with mental fatigue and nervous stress. And of course, it also helps relieve bad breath. Additionally, peppermint can be used as a detterent against unwanted rodents and insects.
Mixes well with: Basil, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, myrrh, pine, rosemary, spearmint, tea tree, and wintergreen.
Safety Information: Avoid if pregnant or breast feeding. Do not use on babies or small children. Do not use around pets, as it can be toxic in higher doses. May cause irritation to sensitive skin, however it is rare. Please do a patch test, first, before applying in large amounts. Do not use in baths. Should not be used in conjunction with homeopathic remedies, as it may act as an antidote.