Aromë | Peppermint Essential Oil
Aromë 100% Pure Peppermint is a hybrid cross between water mint and spearmint. Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha piperita) from India is Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil steam distilled from the herbs.
- Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
- Origin: India
- Cultivation: Cultivated
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Part Used: Herb
- Note: Top
- Blends Well With: benzoin, eucalyptus, lavender, marjoram, lemon and rosemary
DESCRIPTION AND BOTANICAL INFORMATION: Peppermint is a hybrid cross between water mint and spearmint. There are a large number of mints that are grown in people’s gardens, but Mentha x piperita is the classic peppermint that has the strong, minty smell and taste. It’s the peppermint that you most often find in dinner mints and in peppermint candies.
Although it was originally a cultivated hybrid of M. spicata and M. aquatica, it grows on its own all over the place. The USA is the largest producer of peppermint essential oil, but Eastern Europe, Italy and Morocco are also producers.
EXTRACTION: The leaves and flowers are picked just before maturity. 600 lbs. of fresh plant will yield about 2 pounds of essential oil from steam distillation.
CHARACTERISTICS: The essential oil is clear to pale yellow or pale olive green, and it has a strong, fresh minty aroma. If it’s not properly stored, it will darken and become thick and eventually turn into resin. Aromatically, it is difficult to blend and can overpower other aromas.
SAFETY ISSUES AND TIPS: According to Tisserand & Young (Essential Oil Safety: Second Edition, pg. 387, 2014), Peppermint Essential Oil should not be used by any route by persons with cardiac fibrillation and/or G6PD enzyme deficiency. We do not recommend internal use of essential oils except under guidance of an appropriately trained and licensed health care professional; in the case of Peppermint Essential Oil, internal use is specifically to be avoided by persons with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) as it may produce a worsening of symptoms. Follow all other safety guidelines as indicated in the box below.
General Safety Considerations:
- Do not take essential oils internally.
- Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
- Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution, refer to an aromatherapy text).
- The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Essential oils are not drugs and are not appropriate for treatment of illnesses.
- Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
- The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
Very nice oil. Used it mixed with water for the ants we had in the house. Pretty sure this helped get rid of them as we have not found one in over one week. Also use it with other oils in my diffuser.
I Love it! Smells good!
~Peppermint Essential Oil