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Quick Overview

peppermint100% pure Peppermint oil is steam distilled from Peppermint herbs certified organically grown in India. This is a lovely floral, sweet and complex peppermint. Highly recommended!

Botanical Name: Mentha piperita

A member of the diverse mint family, Peppermint is thought to be a hybrid of Watermint and Spearmint. This relatively tall (11 to 39 inch) perennial plant has sharply-toothed leaves and produces small white or purple flowers. Native to the Mediterranean and eastern Asian regions, it is now cultivated in more temperate climes the world over.

Method of Extraction: Steam distilled

Parts Used: Flowering herb

Country of Origin: USA

Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted

peppermintBlends Well With: Basil, Balsam, Black Pepper, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Sweet Marjoram, Niaouli, Pine, Ravensara aromatica, Rosemary, Tea Tree & Other Mints.

Scent: Minty, hot, herbaceous, with a vegetative back note

Contraindications: Non-toxic, non-irritant (except in concentration), possible sensitization due to menthol. Use in moderation. Do not use during pregnancy, or on babies. Avoid use near eyes.

About the Oil

This Peppermint essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and tops of plants organically grown in India.

Growers harvest Peppermint just before the herb goes to flower to capture the best aroma compounds. When allowed to mature further, the quality of the resulting oil may degrade to a sharper, less sweet and less complex aroma.

Aromatherapy Notes

Peppermint oil is considered an indispensable part of any aromatherapy toolkit.

This Peppermint essential oil has a bright, green floral top note followed by a zesty, citrus middle note and undertones of sweet balsamic and a touch of menthol.

Traditional Uses

Classically peppermint oil was used solely as a digestive aid, an anti-nauseant and to counteract halitosis (bad breath) until the 16th century when physicians began to experiment with it more broadly.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Analgesic, Anesthetic, Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Antiphlogistic, Antispasmodic, Astringent, Carminative, Cephalic, Cholagogue, Decongestant, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Hepatic, Nervine, Stimulant (digestive), Stomachic, Sudorific, Vasoconstrictor, Vermifuge.

The main constituent of peppermint is menthol, a potent compound which unto itself causes a quick physical response when inhaled or applied to the skin. It produces a sensation of coolness which the body counteracts by increasing blood flow to the area of application, producing a warming effect. Menthol is often found in sports creams, chest rubs, and cough drops for this reason.


Considered non-toxic, it is a mild irritant (due to the high menthol content). Undiluted use on any skin, especially the face is not recommended. Direct or indirect contact with the eyes will cause irritation. Peppermint oil should not be used with children under two years of age, therefore we suggest using Peppermints more mild and sweet cousin: Spearmint.

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