Peppermint Essential Oil
Perky and penetrating Peppermint Essential Oil is a refreshing burst of vivacious mighty mint molecules. Mentha peperita grows throughout Europe, Australia, and North America, yet our French distiller offers some of the purest, peppiest mint in all the lands. Peppermint is frequently added to soaps, toothpaste, gum, and candles and has remained a favorite breath freshener for many centuries. The bright, lively scent offers the morning a caffeine-free wake up call.
Botanical Name: Mentha peperita
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Leaves
Country of Origin: France
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Mentha peperita
Consistency: Thin viscosity
Scent Description: Sharp, fresh, minty intensity.
In Living Libations: Happy Gum Drops, Mint & Myrrh Tooth Serums, Lucky Love Butter, Frankincense First Friend, Tonic, Mint Condition Lip Fix, Hot Lips Lover Lips, Lion Balm, Peppermint Pal, Altogether Now Chocolate Bar, and Open Sky Eye Serum.
Blends well with: Frankincense, Spearmint, Lavender, Marjoram, Lemon, Bergamot, Lime, Silver Fir, Geranium, Chamomile, Tansy, Tea Tree, Thyme, Oregano, Carrot Seed, Spruce, and Yarrow.
Uses: Calming and cooling, apply a drop to temples and neck. Dilute to use in jojoba or a Best Skin Ever to cool redness. Inhale in salt pipe and diffusers to refresh focus, breathe beautifully, and alleviate apathy. Super duper in a salt pipe. Crystal clear in diffusers. Feels good on foreheads that have thought too much. Acts nice like portable, peppermint ice: apply neat to skin that is in need of some cool TLC.
Contraindication: Due to its cooling properties, do not use undiluted on children under five years old as it can bring body temperature down. Okay to use a small amount (1-2%) diluted, or consider using spearmint which is milder.
Pleasant Peppermint Essential Oil is distilled by one of our favorite, fourth generation family distillers. They create a magic mint that is the only peppermint we can find that is distilled from fresh (instead of dried) leaves. This ancient elixir was a main ingredient in the famous Egyptian perfume preparation, Kyphi. Early Greeks used mighty mint in their bath water and as a restorative herb. All the rage in Europe by the end of the 19th century, peppermint was and is much more than a mere breath freshener. It feels nice like ice on the skin
Mint derives from the Latin mente, which means "thought", as our antiquity ancestors considered it a boost for the brain. This energizing essence may also enhance mental clarity, improve focus, and cultivate a razor sharp memory. Apathy cannot hold a candle to peppermint, which is inhaled to revive and come alive.
So many uses for marvelous mint, it is helpful and handy, like the Swiss Army knife of essential oils! I never leave home without it!
"For the aromatherapy user, peppermint oil is as indispensable as it is problematic: indispensable due to its tonifying properties; problematic due to the many different qualities and compositions in which it is offered. Peppermint oil is produced on an industrial scale in the United States and China, mainly for the production of menthol. Most oils produced in the US are standardized blends of varying qualities... the oils produced in England and France are the most suitable for use in aromatherapy..." Kurt Schnaubelt, Advanced Aromatherapy
"It is the destiny of mint to be crushed." Waverly Lewis Root
"In Roman mythology, when Pluto professed his love for the nymph Mentha, his wife Persephone, afire with jealousy, crushed Mentha into dust on the ground. Pluto, unable to change her back, transformed her into a peppermint plant and gave her a fresh fragrance so she would smell sweet whenever stepped upon." Alan Higley (quoting Roberta Wilson), Reference Guide for Essential Oils