PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
botanical name : Mentha arvensis
Plant part : Leaves
country of origin : India
processing method : Steam Distilled
certification : USDA certified organic
Natural pain killer
Calming and stress relieving
Boosts energy by inhalation
Seasonal allergy relief
Help alleviate headaches
Great essential oil for colds & flu
BLENDS WELL WITH :
A top note with a strong aroma, Peppermint has a sharp, penetrating scent based on its high menthol content.
AROMATIC SUMMARY :
HEALTH BENEFITS INCLUDE :
also with : Bergamot, Basil, Lime, Pine, Spearmint & Thyme
The peppermint plant a perennial herb that can grow to 3 feet in height. It has hairy leaves with serrated edges and spiked purple flowers, and spreads by way of its underground runners. Not only is peppermint oil one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes, other historical accounts date its use to ancient Japanese and Chinese folk medicine.Peppermint is known for its high menthol content (50-60 percent) and menthone (10–30 percent). Menthol crystals sometimes form right on the leaves. The many peppermint oil uses have been documented back to 1,000 B.C. and have been found in several Egyptian pyramids.
Peppermint oil is one of the most versatile essential oils out there. It can be used aromatically and topically to address a number of health concerns, from muscles aches and seasonal allergy symptoms, to low energy and digestive complaints. It’s also commonly used to boost energy levels, and improve both skin and hair health. A natural pain reliever and muscle relaxant, it can also help alleviate tension headaches. Inhaling diffused peppermint oil can help to unclog your sinuses and offer relief from a scratchy throat. Peppermint acts as an expectorant, helping to open your airways, clear mucus and reduce congestion, and is one of the best essential oils for colds, the flu, cough, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory conditions.
ESSENTIAL OIL DILUTION GUIDE
Babies 6 months - 2 years
1 drop + 1Tbsp carrier oil
diffuse 1-2 drops 30 minutes max
Children 2 years+ 1% dilution
1 drop + 1 tsp carrier oil
3 drops + 1 Tbsp carrier oil
6 drops + 1 oz carrier oil
Adults 18 years+ 2% dilution
3 drops + 1 tsp carrier oil
6 drops + 1 Tbsp carrier oil
12 drops + 1 oz carrier oil
Always dilute essential oils, especially when applying them topically on young children. We recommend the following carrier oils
All pure essential oils require dilution before use; for external use only. Pay extra attention to using essential oils around young children and pets. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Apply to face with caution, as contact with eyes should be avoided.