- Plant Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae).
- Method of Extraction: It is steam distilled from the leaves of the herb.
- Main Therapeutic Properties: Analgesic, Antibacterial, Anticatarrhal, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Digestive stimulant, Insect repellent
- Oil Appearance: Clear.
- Fragrance Profile: Peppermint Essential Oil smells intensely minty. Its aroma is reminiscent of peppermint candies.
- Perfumery Note: Top
- Chakra: Throat & Sacral.
- Chinese Element: Earth & Wood.
Therapeutic Grade. From United Kingdom.
Peppermint has a light, refreshing and a clear minty aroma. This oil is especially good for digestive problems and to refresh a tired mind, hence great for concentration and study.
Acknowledged as the best quality Peppermint available, English Peppermint is at the luxury end of the market. The normal American mentha piperita tends to go into products such as toothpaste and confectionery. English Peppermint (also known as Mitcham Peppermint) is used for after-dinner mints and mint liqueurs.
It is a much smoother, fuller and more rounded oil than the standard product. It has an unusually high content of methyl esters (giving excellent body and sweetness) and a modest content of the bitter tasting ketone, Menthone.
Peppermint Oil, English
Blend 1 drop of Peppermint with 5ml of Sweet Almond oil for a comforting tummy rub (massage in a clockwise direction). Try adding 4 drops to a bowl of warm water for a wonderfully refreshing footbath.
Also, a good insect repellent, use in a burner or diffuser, or add 10 drops to a plant spray filled with water -shake well and spray the room & bedding, etc. (Avoid polished wood - may cause bleaching of fabric).