Traditional Herbal Uses: Peppermint essential oil has been traditionally used with asthma, bronchitis, cold and flu, cramps, headaches, migraine, muscle pain, nausea, skin irritation, sunburn, indigestion, halitosis, colic, gas, heartburn, hot flashes, menstrual irregularity, varicose veins, vomiting
Can Be Substituted With: Cornmint, Melissa, Spearmint
Methods: Aromatically, internally short term and ONLY as directed by an aromatherapist, topically. (see safety profile tab)
Comments from GC/MS report: Clean, "mint candy" odor quality. Very good (48%) menthol content. All twelve key ISO constituents are within range.
- Botanical Name:
- Mentha x piperita
- Country of Origin:
- Extraction Method:
- Steam distilled from leaves
- Fresh, herbaceous, minty, strong
- Blends Well With:
- Basil, Coriander, Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Palmarosa, Black Pepper, Rosemary, Spearmint, Vanilla, Wintergreen, Ylang Ylang
- We recommend a dilution of 3% for topical application.
- If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
- Specific Precautions:
- Should never be applied to the face or airway of infants and children.
- Pregnancy Safe:
- Child Safe:
- Over 18 mo.