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Peppermint Essential Oil Uses and Benefits - Mentha x Piperita

Peppermint Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Peppermint Essential Oil Uses and BenefitsPeppermint Essential Oil Properties (Mentha x piperita)

Peppermint vitalizes, energizes, and restores the senses. Strong, fresh minty scent, with a somewhat bitter sweet, slightly smoky note may be noticeable.  

  • 100% Pure, Concentrated, Undiluted
  • Therapeutic Quality
  • Steam Distilled from Leaves
  • Country of Origin: USA

Peppermint Essential Oil Packaged

Amber glass bottle with Euro dropper. Tamper proof safety seal. Shrink wrapped.

Background Information on Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint is originally of the Mediterranean, but it is also now grown in USA, Italy, Great Britain and Japan. It is an herb that grows up to 3 feet high with somewhat hairy serrated leaves and pinkish-mauve flowers in a conical shape. Peppermint has been grown and used for therapeutic purposes since ancient times in China and Japan. Evidence of its use was found in a tomb in Egypt dating back to 1000 BC. The chemical components of peppermint pure essential oil include menthol, menthone, methofuran, limonene, beta-phellandrene, 1,8-cineole, isomenthone, pulegone.

Peppermint Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Peppermint essential oil is best known for relieving headaches, easing nausea and vomiting, digestion aide, pain aide, promoting alertness and beating fatigue.

Peppermint essential oil has therapeutic properties that make it an anesthetic, analgesic, anti-galactagogue, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, antispasmodic, cephalic, cordial, decongestant, cholagogue, emmenagogue, expectorant, hepatic, nervine, stimulant, febrifuge, stomachic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor and vermifuge.*

Due to its constituents, peppermint helps aid in respiratory disorders, such as dry coughs, asthma, bronchitis, sinus congestion, pneumonia, and tuberculosis.* Peppermint oil is also effective against a range of stomach ailments such as nausea. This oil is used to relieve pain from a toothache, aching feet, neuralgia, rheumatism, and muscular pains.*

Emotionally, peppermint essential oil helps clear and release emotions of failure, restriction, rigidity and fear of dependence. 

Many insects are repelled by the scent of peppermint oil.

See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

Peppermint Essential Oil Uses and Benefits / Emotional Wellness Properties

Peppermint increases optimism, clarity, strength to resolve emotional pain, renewal and helps those in despair, pessimistic, heavy and in emotional pain.

If using Peppermint for emotional wellness, try using it with our free EFT Tapping scripts for Pain, Open Heart and Purification which help release these emotional issues.

Peppermint Essential Oil Uses and Benefits / Blends & Suggestions

Peppermint oil blends well with the following essential oils: benzoin, eucalyptus, lavenderrosemary, basil, black pepper, geranium, juniper, lemon, marjoram, grapefruit, tea tree and cypress.

Peppermint Essential Oil Safety Tips

  • Do not use if using ventricular fibrillation, or if diagnosed with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease).
  • Maximum skin use level 5.4%.
  • Do not apply to face or near the face of infants or children.
  • Should not be used during pregnancy or if epileptic.
  • Should be kept away from the eyes, and is likely to irritate skin and mucous membranes.
  • For external use only.  See our Safety Information page for further details when using essential oils.

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Essential OilPeppermint
Botanical NameMentha piperita
Country of OriginUSA
Method of DistillationSteam
CharacteristicsClear, pale-greenish, liquid.with fresh grassy, minty, herbaceous odor.
Main ConstituentsMenthol, Menthone, Menthol Acetate, Menthofuran, Limonene, Beta-Phellandrene, 1,8-Cineole, Isomethone, Pulegone
CAS No.8006-90-4