Peppermint, Organic 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: India
Peppermint, Organic Essential Oil Packaged
Amber glass bottle with Euro dropper. Tamper proof safety seal. Shrink wrapped.
Background Information on Peppermint, Organic 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, Organic Essential Oil Uses and Benefits
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, Organic 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.
Peppermint, Organic Essential Oil Uses and Benefits / Blends & Suggestions
Peppermint, Organic 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, if breastfeeding 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.