Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
Plant Part: Leaves and flowers
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Color: Clear to pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Top
Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong
Aromatic Scent: Peppermint essential oil has an invigorating, vibrant, cool aroma,
characteristic of the mint flavor but with a deeper intensity.
Description: A small bushy perennial with smooth stems, purple flowers, and reaches
between 12 to 35 inches tall. Peppermint is a hybrid plant; a cross between watermint and
spearmint. It indigenous to Europe but is now widespread in its cultivation.
Blends Well With: Basil, Benzoin, Black Pepper, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit,
Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Niaouli, Pine, Ravensara, Rosemary, Tea Tree
Safety Information: Avoid Peppermint essential oil in cardiac, fibrillation, epilepsy, and
fever. It is also a mucous membrane irritant and neurotoxin (toxic to the nerves). Do not
take any essential oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy
practitioner before using. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other
concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage,
have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use essential oils only under the proper
guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with
children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult
a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children. A skin patch
test should be conducted prior to using an essential oil that you have never used before.
*Note: These statements have not been approved by the FDA. We do not claim that this
will cure, treat, or prevent any diseases or ailments.
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