Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
Plant Part: Herb
Description: The Peppermint plant is a summer-growing perennial with upright square stems reaching three feet in height at maturity.
Colour: Colourless to pale yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Peppermint Essential Oil is widely credited with being a digestive aid. Peppermint leaves contain menthol, which is a proven aid to digestion. The familiar aroma of Mentha piperita is known for both its warming and cooling properties. Friendly to the sinuses, peppermint is also useful to the muscular system, especially for women during monthly cycles or menopause. Properties include being refreshing, a mental stimulant and energizing. It is a good nerve tonic that helps with mental fatigue and nervous stress.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends Well With: Basil, Bergamot, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Neroli, Pine, Rosemary, Spearmint and Thyme.
Aromatic Scent: Peppermint Essential Oil has strong minty notes with herbaceous warm undertones.
History: Peppermint Essential Oil is one of the world’s oldest medicinal herbs with documented use in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.
Caution: Peppermint Essential Oil should be used well diluted since high concentration can cause a burning sensation and sensitization. Avoid use during pregnancy.