Organic Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha piperita)


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Botanical Name - Mentha piperita

Caution - Avoid with epilepsy and pregnancy or if usinghomeopathic remedies. Not for children under 3.

Aroma - Refreshing, menthol
Extraction - Steam distillation

Part of Plant - Leaf

Country of Origin - India

Chemical Constituents - l-menthol,n-menthone, menthyl acetate

Uses - Stimulating and refreshing. Peppermint is good forinhalations and easing sinus congestion. It has a relaxing effect on thestomach and is good for settling nausea.

Organic Certificate - Thisessential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association, it has beenproduced to the highest ethical and environmental standards.

Storage - Storeoil in cool dark place and keep out of reach of children 

**Safety Alert**

Avoid use of essential oils (unless undermedical supervision) if:

  • You are pregnant
  • You have a skin condition
  • You have asthma
  • You have severe allergies
  • You have epilepsy or are prone to seizures
  • You have heart disease
  • You have high blood pressure
  • You are on a course of treatment withprescribed medication

Rules for safe usage:

  • Many essential oils are too powerful to beapplied directly to the skin undiluted (also known as “neat”), they must bediluted with a neutral carrier oil, such as jojoba oil, to avoid irritation.
  • Never use essential oils on or around the eyesor mucous membranes.
  • Several oils, like bergamot and other citrus,can cause allergic sensitivity to the sun and should be used with caution.
  • Children and the elderly can be extrasensitive to the effects of essential oils.
  • Essential oils are flammable, so keep themaway from open flames.
  • Never ingest essential oils unless it is underthe close supervision and prescription of a clinically-trained medical oraromatherapeutic professional. Some oils can be toxic, and if taken internallymay be fatal. If you don’t know the specific chemistry of the oil, do not takeit internally.