Peppermint Organic Essential Oil

Peppermint Organic Essential Oil

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Botanical Name: Mentha piperita

Botanical Family: Lamiaceae

Main Constituents:
L-Menthol: 35.5%
Menthone: 26.95%
Menthofuron: 3.97%
Pulegone: 1.8%

Plant Part: Herb

Origin: India

Cultivation Method: USDA Certified Organic

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Approximate Shelf Life: 4 – 5 years

Aromatic Scent: A strong top note.  Cool, Fresh, Herbaceous, Minty, Strong, and Sweet.

Blends Well With: Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Coriander, Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Palmarosa, Pine, Rosemary, Spearmint, Thyme, Vanilla, Wintergreen, Ylang-ylang.

 

Properties

Analgesic, Anesthetic, Anti-bacterial, Anti-depressant, Anti-galactagogue, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-phlogistic, Anti-septic, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-viral, Astringent, Carminative, Cephalic, Cholagogue, Cooling, Cordial, Decongestant, Digestive stimulant, Emmenagogue Expectorant, Febrifuge, Hepatic, Immuno-stimulant, Nervine, Stimulant, Stomachic, Sudorific, Vasoconstrictor, Vasodilator.

 

Recommended Usage

See our General Safety Guidelines for recommended usage.

This oil is not safe for children.

Add a maximum of 5 drops (0.25 mL) to 5 mL of carrier oil (or 5.4%) for topical applications.

Can be used topically to:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Soothe sore muscles and joints
  • Reduce muscle spasms
  • Ease symptoms of rheumatism
  • Boost circulation
  • Relieve itching
  • Reduce nerve pain
  • Cleanse liver
  • Detoxify
  • Fight fatigue
  • Boost concentration
  • Reduce bloating
  • Aid digestion
  • Fight symptoms of IBS
  • Relieve stress and anxiety
  • Repel insects
  • Reduce high blood pressure
  • Ease hangover
  • Sooth headaches
  • Promote a good sleep
  • Reduce nausea
  • Soothe sunburn
  • Stimulate hair growth
  • Fight acne
  • Reduce fever
  • Aid against respiratory disorders
  • Stimulate immune system

Can be diffused or inhaled to:

  • Relieve stress and anxiety
  • Aid against respiratory disorders
  • Fight fatigue
  • Boost concentration
  • Sooth headaches
  • Promote a good sleep
  • Stimulate immune system
  • Repel insects
  • Purify the air

Can be used around the house to:

  • Disinfect surfaces/filters – try adding drops or spray to furnace/air/vacuum filters! *avoid open flame
  • Freshen Laundry
  • Remove sticky goo (stickers, glue)

 

Energetics

Peppermint supports the 4th and 6th chakras.

 

Safety and Warnings

Tisserand & Young have shown that Peppermint oil is choleretic, neurotoxic in high doses, and has a low risk of mucous membrane irritation.  Peppermint is contraindicated through all routes with cardiac fibrillation, G6PD deficiency, and should not be applied on or near the face of infants or children.  Oral doses are contraindicated with cholestasis and cautioned with GERD. [1]

We do not recommend topical use in concentrations above 5.4%

This oil is not safe for children.

Avoid when pregnant or breastfeeding.

References

  1. Tisserand & Young Essential Oil Safety, 2ndEdition Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. Edinburg 2014 

Extreme overuse of essential oils can be very dangerous, and even fatal in rare cases(ingestion by children).  Always follow our General Safety Guidelines and dilute your oils.  Some people may have adverse or allergic reactions.  Do not ingest essential oil.  Avoid contact with eyes and sensitive areas.  Keep out of reach of children.  

All of our oils are of USDA certified organic origin, 100% natural, non-GMO, and Cruelty-Free, unless otherwise stated.  Any inquiries can be sent to mountainwellnessproducts@gmail.ca