Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) essential oil has a strong, minty aroma with cooling, refreshing, and energizing effects. It is used in aromatherapy for invigoration and refreshing respiratory passages and internally as a digestive aid.†
Peppermint Mentha x piperita) essential oil is used for a variety of respiratory and digestive related health benefits. It acts as an antihistamine against seasonal challenges, provides lung support, and calms stomach spasms.†
When correctly diluted with carrier oil, Peppermint oil is gentle enough for use with infants and seniors.†
Peppermint oil may help enhance memory and increase alertness. The next time you feel like reaching for a cup of coffee, try a spritz of diluted peppermint essential oil in the air or a drop in tea or water. See Aromatherapy in action - Peppermint aroma improves memory and concentration for more.
The following summaries are based on common methods of using essential oils and do not necessarily represent every possible use. Many potential benefits may overlap with aromatic, topical, and/or internal uses.
When used under the direction of a medical practitioner or licensed aromatherapist, Peppermint oil may provide numerous internal benefits. Read the Instructions Tab carefully before attempting internal use. Properly diluted Peppermint oil used internally may:
Peppermint oil may be used with other essential oils to amplify or improve its potential. Use the following suggested blends to maximize the range of benefits that Peppermint essential oil may provide.
A variety of extraction methods are used to create essential oils. These methods include distillation, cold-press, and CO2 extraction. Peppermint essential oil is extracted using the distillation method.
Steam distillation is the most common method of extracting essential oils. Distillation forces the water portion of the plant (hydrosol) apart from the volatile (essential) oil. The essential oil transfers into a cooling chamber. The quality of the resulting oil depends on many factors—including the growth methods of the plant and the process and experience of the distiller.
Each plant yields a different volume of oil during the distillation process depending on its chemical properties. If a particular essential oil retails at a higher price, it is because more plant was required to result in that amount of oil.
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Aromatherapy Safety Information (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy)
ALWAYS PROPERLY DILUTE IN CARRIER OIL BEFORE APPLYING ESSENTIAL OILS DIRECTLY ON THE SKIN.
Peppermint oil can be used in multiple ways depending on the desired benefits or results. Suggested carrier oils include jojoba, coconut, or grapeseed oil. Suggested methods represent a few common practices for informational purposes only. See safety precautions for more details.
Aromatic Use: Ensure proper ventilation and take several deep breaths. Limit exposure to one or two hours at a time. May be used in these ways:
Topical Use: Recommended DILUTION RATIO is 1-2 drops Peppermint essential oil per teaspoon (5ml) or more of carrier oil to start.
During first use, always patch test a small area of skin before applying to larger areas. Absorption after application can provide internal and external benefits. May be used in these ways:
Bathing or Compress: Stimulate overall or specific areas of circulation, senses, and immune function with bathing or as a compress. May be used in these ways:
Internal Use: With the guidance of a licensed aromatherapist or medical practitioner, Peppermint oil may be used internally for the following ways:
Essential Oils are extremely concentrated. Always use with care and begin with highly diluted amounts to test for sensitivities. Consult a licensed aromatherapist or physician for additional methods or use.
Suggested use of essential oils should not be a substitute for medical advice. Individuals with health concerns or conditions should consult a licensed healthcare provider prior to use.
100% pure Organic Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) essential oil.
Country of origin: USA
Manufactured by Seychelles Organics, Inc.
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