Organic Peppermint Essential Oil
Native to the Mediterranean but introduced to North America in the 19th Century, peppermint essential oil is extracted from Mentha piperita and is also referred to as brandy mint and balm mint.
The Romans used peppermint oil to treat digestive problems and also wore garlands of peppermint at Roman feasts.
What does peppermint essential oil smell like?
Fresh and minty
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
Peppermint oil is extracted from the leaves of the plant.
Where has peppermint essential oil been sourced from?
This particular peppermint oil originates from India.
How is peppermint oil extracted?
Peppermint oil is extracted by steam distillation.
This involves using steam from boiling water to extract the essential oil from the plant.
The heat from the steam causes the plant’s cell walls to open allowing the essential oil to be released.
What other oils blend well with peppermint oil?
Peppermint oil blends well with benzoin, cypress, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, marjoram, and rosemary.
How can I benefit from peppermint essential oil?
Everybody loves the sweet smell of peppermint and the essential oil has a profoundly positive effect on the mind and body.
Peppermint oil has refreshing and cooling properties, uplifts moods and can help with fatigue.
It is an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, digestive, antiseptic, an astringent, carminative and anti-spasmodic.
If you have issues with migraines, bronchitis, sinusitis, indigestion, nausea, irritable bowel syndrome, irregular periods and nervous conditions, peppermint essential oil may be perfect for you.
Are there precautions I should know about?
Peppermint is a strong oil so should be used with caution.
Those with heart problems or epilepsy should refrain from using peppermint essential oil.
The liquid can cause mucus membrane irritation and should not come in contact with the eyes.
It reduces lactation in nursing mothers and should be avoided topically during pregnancy.