PURE PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
Mints have been cultivated by many cultures for thousands of years and used extensively in both Eastern and Western medicine for a variety of complaints, including indigestion, colic, flatulence, nausea, motion sickness, diarrhea, vomiting during pregnancy, headaches, toothaches, muscular cramps, and fever.
We typically think of peppermint as being cooling and refreshing, but it can also be warming, especially when used in a liniment or massage oil blend. How? Upon contact, the essential oil constricts capillaries, which leads to a bracing, chilling sensation. The body responds by dramatically increasing blood flow in the affected area, which leads to a warming sensation. This constriction-expansion of blood flow makes peppermint an excellent choice for treating poor circulation.
Menthol, peppermint’s most prominent chemical component, has quite a remarkable stimulating action on the respiratory system. Peppermint oil opens the respiratory channels and is great combined with rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils for symptoms of sinus and lung congestion; it really improves oxygen uptake, helps thin mucus, and combats infection. Peppermint also relaxes the muscles of the digestive tract and stimulates bile flow, making it a wonderfully effective remedy for many cases of digestive ailments. It is one of my favorite remedies for bad breath, indigestion, motion sickness, and nausea — it works like a charm! Its cooling, astringent action quickly relieves hot flashes, tension headaches and migraines, and fatigued, swollen legs and feet. I add it to formulations designed to deliver pain relief to cramped muscles, stressed ligaments and tendons, and the inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis and gout.
Botanical Name: Mentha Piperita
Plant Part: Herb
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, colorless to pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note with a strong aroma, this Peppermint has a strong, fresh, penetrating scent because of its high menthol content, but this oil has a more herbaceous note rather than candy-like.
Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Neroli, Pine, Rosemary, Spearmint and Thyme.
Product Abstract: Mentha piperita is a perennial hybrid that proliferates by spreading its rhizomes underground that can grow anywhere. Peppermint’s name has its roots in Greek mythology. Hades, god of the dead, pursued the beautiful nymph, Minthe. Hades’ wife, Persephone, became jealous and turned Minthe into a small and insignificant plant on which to be trampled. Pluto could not undo the transformation, but ensured that Minthe would always be loved for her fragrant aroma. Peppermint is used as a flavoring agent in the food industry, and in soaps, candles and toiletries.
Note: Because of the very high menthol content of this oil, it tends to crystalize. We would recommend placing the bottle in a very hot water bath, and changing the water frequently until it is back to its liquid state, then gently agitate before use.
Cautions: Dilute very well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Size: 15 ml.
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