Oil Name: Peppermint Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
Peppermint essential oil has a fresh, sharp, menthol fragrance. It is clear to pale yellow in colour and has a watery viscosity.
Originating in the USA, Peppermint oil is extracted from its plant by the process of steam distillation.
Essential or Carrier Oil?
Menthol, menthone, 1,8-cineole, methyl acetate, methofuran, isomenthone, limonene, b-pinene, a-pinene, germacrene-d, trans-sabinene hydrate and pulegone.
Anaesthetic, Analgesic, Antigalactogogue, Antiphlogistic, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Astringent, Carminative, Cephalic, Cholagogue, Cordial, Decongestant, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Hepatic, Nervine, Stimulant, Stomachic, Sudorific, Vasoconstrictor, Vermifuge
Acne, Asthma, Bronchitis, Colic, Coughs, Cramps, Depression, Dermatitis, Digestion, Flatulence, Headaches, Menstrual Pain, Migraine, Muscle Spasm, Muscular Aches and Pains, Nausea, Nervous Exhaustion, Nervous Tension, Nervousness, Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Sinusitis, Stress, Tension
Irritant to Sensitive Skin, Irritant to Mucus Membranes, Pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers, Not Suitable for Children
Detail of Warnings
Peppermint oil is non-toxic and non-irritant in low dilutions, but may cause sensitization due to the menthol content.
It can cause irritation to the skin and mucus membranes.
It should be kept away from the eyes.
It should be avoided during pregnancy and should not be used on children under seven years of age
Compatible Combination Oils
Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, OrangeTags: peppermint essential oils