10 ml / 0.3 fl oz
The cool, stimulating, minty aroma of our pure Peppermint Essential Oil helps to reduce fatigue and uplift the mind. This 100-percent natural, therapeutic-grade oil can help relieve sinus and respiratory congestion and soothe headaches. Used in a carrier oil, Peppermint Oil helps ease achy muscles and joints, and when rubbed on the abdomen, helps calm spasms, colic and irritable bowel. The Oil can also be used in a vaporizer or diffuser to aid in increasing alertness.
The therapeutic properties of Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Oil are: Analgesic, anti-bacterial, antiemetic, antifungal, antioxidant, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, circulatory stimulant, cooling, decongestant, expectorant, ferbifuge, and immunostimulant.
Humans have been using peppermint for centuries. Dried peppermint leaves were discovered in pyramids that date back to 1000 BCE. Its use was recorded in the 13th century Icelandic Pharmacopoeias, but it wasn’t until the middle of the 18th century that it began to be cultivated for its medicinal properties. Peppermint is a hybrid of water mint and spearmint. It is indigenous to Europe and the Middle East. Over the ages, peppermint has been used for indigestion, nausea, infections, respiratory infections and pain.
Common Name: Peppermint Latin Name: Mentha piperita Botanical Family: Lamiaceae Country of Origin: Greece Extraction Method: Steam Distilled. Plant Part Used: Leaves Note: Middle-Top Chemical Components: Monoterpenes, Monoterpenols, Keytones, Esters, Oxides
Always dilute in carrier oil prior to using. Peppermint Oil blends well with fennel, lemon and ginger oils. Dilute in carrier oil and massage on neck to ease sore throat pain, or massage on sore muscles to help with strain. Use in a standard or Bluetooth oil diffuser, or place one-to-two drops in the palm of your hand and inhale deeply to clear sinuses. Shelf Life: When stored in a dark cool environment, Peppermint Oil will have a shelf life of approximately two years upon opening. Safety Information: Topical and aromatic use only. May cause skin or mucous membrane irritation. Use a 1-2% dilution for topical use. Avoid using with children under 5 years of age. Peppermint can raise blood pressure. Contraindicated in case of cardiac fibrillation and for G6PD deficiency. Older, oxidized oil can increase the potential for skin irritation. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to use. Do not ingest orally and keep out of eyes, ears and nose. Excessive use of any oil can lead to sensitization.