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Peppermint Essential Oil


The sweet, fresh, minty aroma of peppermint essential oil is sure to brighten even the gloomiest of days. In aromatherapy, peppermint can be used to soothe discomfort, boost concentration, and battle fatigue.

Name of Oil:  Peppermint

Latin Binomial:  Mentha piperita

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin:  United States, Argentina, Brazil, France, Italy, Morocco, Bulgaria, Holland, Spain, Germany, England, India, Australia, South Africa

Scent Profile:  Minty, fresh

Parts used in distillation:  Leaves

Oil Characteristics:  Intensity of odour:clear with a slight tinge of yellow, thin, strong intensity

Cultivation:  Certified Organic

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Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Muscle pain, bruises, contusions, joint pain, insect bites, myalgia, neuralgia, dyspepsia, nausea, stomach pains, diarrhea, flatulence, vomiting, car sickness, increase blood flow, clarity, mental fatigue, inability to concentrate, circulatory congestion, headaches, migraines, colds, influenza, fever, sinus congestion/infection/inflammation, itching and skin irritations.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Clarity, mental fatigue, helps overcome feelings of inferiority, enhance concentration, digestion of new ideas.


The Greeks and Romans used to crown them selves with peppermint at their feasts and peppermint was also used to flavour their sauces and wines. Mints have been used medicinally for thousands of years due to their affinity for the digestive system.

Chemical Constituents

menthol, menthone, 1,8 cineole, methyl acetate,methofuran, isomenthone, limonene, a-pinene, b-pinene, germacrene-d,trans-sabinene hydrate, pulegone

Safety & References

Safety Data:

Non-toxic, non-irritant, occasionally sensitizing; do not use on or near the face of infants, newborns, or small children.

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young 

The Complete Book of Essential Oils &Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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