Aroma: Strong, minty, and refreshing
Latin Name: Mentha x piperita
Country of Origin: USA
Cultivation Method: Conventionally grown
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Extracted From: Flowering herb
Color: Clear to pale yellow, sometimes greenish
Perfumery Note: Top
Consistency: Thin liquid
Aromatherapy Properties: Refreshing, energizing, and cooling
Suggested Use: The aroma can be useful to help open breathing, boost alertness, reduce indigestion, and calm a headache. Topically, it has a strong cooling effect that can ease pain and swelling. Always dilute essential oils with topical use. Dilute peppermint essential oil to 2%, which equals about 10 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil.
History: Species of mint have been used since ancient Asian and Greek cultures over 3,000 years ago. Peppermint is a hybrid plant of watermint and spearmint.
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. Dilute properly with topical use. Not for use with pregnant or breastfeeding women, young children, or those with certain medical conditions. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure a disease.