Botanical Name: Mentha x piperita
Country of Origin: India
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends Well With:
Basil (sweet), Coriander, Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Palmarosa, Pepper (black), Rosemary, Spearmint, Spruce, Vanilla C02, Wintergreen, Ylang Ylang.
A fresh, cool, sweet grassy-minty scent.
Categories: Stress, Immunity: Respiration/Digestion, Mental Focus, Pain,
Peppermint is a fresh, stimulating oil, and when diffused can help enhance alertness and improve energy levels. Because of its menthol content, Peppermint has a lovely cooling effect on the skin.
Peppermint can be diluted in carrier oil and applied to the temples and back of the neck when having head and neck tension. Add, well-diluted, to a carrier oil for an uplifting massage. It is also helpful to sniff when having a queasy stomach. Also useful at the end of a long day as a foot-soak, add a few drops to ½ cup of epsom salt dissolved in warm water.
Cautions: Do not apply on or near the face of infants and children. We recommend a maximum dilution of 5% for topical applications.
Ingestion: The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy.