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Peppermint Essential Oil

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Details
Peppermint, Mentha piperita is a cross between watermint and spearmint and is native to Europe and the Middle East. It is occasionally found in the wild with its parent species.

Peppermint grows to be 30 – 90 cm in height. It has smooth stems and is square in cross section. The leaves can grow to be 4 – 9 cm in length and 1.5 – 4 cm wide. The leaves are dark green and together with the stems are often slightly fuzzy. The flowers are purple in color around 6 – 8 mm long. The flowering season usually lasts from mid to late summer.

Peppermint is a fast growing and spreading plant.

Common Uses
  • Supports healthy digestive function
  • Soothes fatigued muscles
  • Supports healthy nasal function
  • Relieves feelings of tension in the head and neck
  • Supports healthy looking skin
  • Provides a cooling sensation when feeling hot flushed
  • Promotes a sense of purity
  • Supports focus
  • Supports alertness
Common Modes Of Application
  • Diffuse
  • Topical (External, Diluted)
Intensity
Minty, use with caution.
Tips
Dilute and massage for a cooling sensation that is great for easing fatigue.
Cautions
Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Use pure unadulterated essential oils only.

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