Essential Oil Name: Japanese Peppermint Oil
Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis
Plant Part: Leaf
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
5ml, 10ml, 15ml, and 30ml bottles have euro droppers.
2oz, 4oz, 8oz, 16oz, 32oz, and 1 gallon: have caps (NO DROPPERS)
Description: There are several species of the peppermint plant, many of which can grow to 3 feet in height, spreading due to their underground 'runners.' The mentha arvensis peppermint has hairy leaves with serrated edges, and purple spiked flowers. This Japanese Peppermint is known for its high menthol content, so high, in fact, that menthol crystals sometimes form right on the leaves.
Common Uses: The familiar aroma of peppermint 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. Peppermint is commonly used in tea, chewing gum, and candy, but the Essential Oil that we sell is much, much stronger and more concentrated, and should therefore be used in moderation. Peppermint is widely credited as being a digestive aid. The leaves contain menthol, which is a proven aid to digestion. A very fresh and clean smelling herb, it is a refreshing and energizing mental stimulant, can be used to enhance the well-being of digestive and respiratory system, and works as a good nerve tonic that helps with mental fatigue and nervous stress. And of course, it also helps relieve bad breath. Additionally, peppermint can be used as a detterent against unwanted rodents and insects.
Mixes well with: Basil, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, myrrh, pine, rosemary, spearmint, tea tree, and wintergreen.
Safety Information: Avoid if pregnant or breast feeding. Do not use on babies or small children. Do not use around pets, as it can be toxic in higher doses. May cause irritation to sensitive skin, however it is rare. Please do a patch test, first, before applying in large amounts. Do not use in baths. Should not be used in conjunction with homeopathic remedies, as it may act as an antidote.
Disclaimer: Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils, Carrier Oils, or Hydrosols be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy.