Peppermint Essential Oil, USA

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Peppermint Essential Oil, USA (Mentha piperita) is the absolute best, sweetest, most candy-like peppermint oil you will ever smell!  Scent wise it beats the Indian Peppermint hands down.

 

Name:   Peppermint oil, Premium, USA

Species:  Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil

Plant Part:  Flowering tops

Extraction Method:  Steam Distillation

Class: Monoterpene

Country of Origin:  USA

Colour:  Clear

Note:  Top

Strength of Aroma:  Strong

 

Blends well with:  benzoin, eucalyptus, lavender, marjoram, lemon and rosemary.  Try blending it with our French Fine Lavender to aid in the relief of tension headaches, or blending it with rosemary for a wonderful foot relaxation blend.

 

Safety precautions:   Avoid Peppermint Oil in cardiac fibrillation, epilepsy, fever. Peppermint Oil is a mucous membrane irritant and neurotoxic (toxic to the nerves). Some of this information applies to oral use, but is provided for informational purposes (no essential oil should be taken internally without the guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner).  Not to be used on children under 3 years old.

 

Common Uses 

 

Myth: Sweet smelling peppermint is less therapeutic than other mint.  If this were true Indian peppermint would be therapeutically superior to USA mint.  There is no scientific data to support the notion that herbal grassier mints have a better aromatherapy value. There are however, studies that suggest if an oil doesn’t have a pleasant aroma the therapy results will be diminished because of psychological factors, even if the spec is correct.

 

CAS#:  8006-90-4

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