Peppermint: Mentha x piperita (L.) var. Black Mitcham
Why peppermint? Peppermint is a very versatile essential oil. It can have a relaxing, cooling effect in aromatherapy blends, or an uplifting effect, depending on what your body needs. (Hint, hint! It’s a great study aid for students of all levels or for anyone who works long hours, especially in front of the computer!) Peppermint also has cleansing properties, which makes it an adaptable oil to use around the house, in natural soaps, floor and counter cleansers, and DIY skin care products such as shaving cream and shower gel.
Quality Assured: Our certified organic peppermint essential oil is responsibly sourced from the USA. The essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves, flowers, and stems. Every batch of oil is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and produced without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Additionally, our expert aromatherapists here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally assess all of our oils—using touch, taste, smell, and lab analyses—to ensure that your essential oil is suitable for use and entirely free of adulterants.
Independent third-party lab reports including GC/MS and pesticide testing results are available upon request. Please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the essential oil Latin name and lot number; results include a comparative analysis with ISO and the Pharmacopeia when available.
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Benefits: Peppermint aromatherapy essential oil has a refreshing aroma, which can be used any time you need a pick-me-up or a moment of relaxation. Inhaling peppermint can be very soothing, as it also has a cooling effect. Used around the house, peppermint is a great addition to natural cleansers and DIY personal care products. It’s not commonly used in perfumery but adds a stimulating and refreshing lift to colognes, skin washes, shaving creams, and shower and bath gels.
Regulatory Status: Peppermint essential oil is listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.
Oils That Blend Well With Peppermint: Peppermint essential oil is a refreshing top note and blends well with:
benzoin Styrax tonkinensis
eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus
lavender Lavandula angustifolia
lemon Citrus limonum
marjoram Origanum majorana
rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis
sweet orange Citrus sinensis
AROMATIC WATER FOR AIR DISPERSION:
Cinnamon Cinnamomum zeylanicum oil: 3 drops
Fennel Foeniculum vulgare oil: 3 drops
Lavender Lavandula angustifolia oil: 3 drops
Peppermint Mentha xpiperita var. vulgaris oil: 3 drops
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis oil: 3 drops
Distilled water: 4 ounces
Blend the oils and mix with the distilled water. Shake well. Spray freely into the air.