Historically, Peppermint Oil has been used to sooth digestive difficulties, freshen breath, relieve colic, headaches, heartburn and indigestion. The peppermint plant is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and was first described by Carl Linneaus in 1753. A high menthol content distinguishes the best quality Peppermint from other products. The most distinguishing feature of Peppermint Oil is it’s minty cool, refreshing aroma with a hint of sweetness. Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral hygiene, Peppermint also helps alleviate occasional stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function.
Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
Aromatic Description: Minty, fresh, herbaceous
Collection Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Whole Plant
Main Constituents: Menthol, Menthone, 1,8-Cineole
Shelf Life : 2 to 3 years
Blending : Peppermint Oil blends well with benzoin, eucalyptus, lavender, marjoram, lemon and rosemary.
Massage : As a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, peppermint oil can assist with sweaty and tired feet, headaches, nausea, mental fatigue, irritated and itchy skin, as well as other inflammatory conditions.
Diffusion : In burners and vaporisers, peppermint oil can help to increase concentration and to stimulate the mind, as well as for shock, headache, migraine, nervous stress, vertigo and faintness and in general respiratory disorders, as well as dry coughs, sinus congestion, asthma and bronchitis.
Safety : DO NOT ingest the oil. Possible skin sensitivity. Always do a patch test on a small area of skin. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. I massage applications, blend with good quality coconut oil or other good quality carrier oils at a ratio of 3 to 5 drops essential oil to 1 tablespoon carrier oil. Keep in a cool dry place and out of direct light. Avoid if you have cardiac fibrillation or G6PD deficiency.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.