Peppermint Essential Oil
The aroma of Peppermint Essential Oil is familiar and pleasant to most. Peppermint Oil is very intense and is far more concentrated than most other steam distilled essential oils. At low dilutions, it is fresh, minty and quite uplifting. Peppermint contains menthol and it induces a cooling sensation and is also known to help ease tension headaches and muscular aches and pains.
Emotionally, Peppermint Oil is stimulating and is a good choice for inclusion in blends intended to help enhance alertness and stamina. It is considered an aphrodisiac. Peppermint should be avoided before bedtime.
Botanical Name Mentha piperita
Common Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Plant Part Typically Used Leaves and Flowers/Buds
Color Clear with a Yellow Tinge
Perfumery Note Top
Strength of Initial Aroma Strong
Aromatic Description Minty, reminiscent of peppermint candies, but more concentrated.
Peppermint Oil Uses Asthma, colic, exhaustion, flu, flatulence, headaches, nausea, scabies, sinusitis, vertigo.
Blends well with Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fir Needle Siberian, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Marjoram, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Wintergreen.