Peppermint Essential Oil
Botanical name : Mentha piperita
Plant origin : Herb
Extraction method : Steam distillation
Aroma : Strong, sharp, minty
Odor intensity : Very high
Evaporation Rate : Top note
Peppermint essential oil is analgesic, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, expectorant, febrifuge, nervine, stomachic, vasoconstrictor, decongestant, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, anti fungal, and digestive.
Peppermint self-hybridized in the 17th century. It grows wild throughout Europe, North America, and Australia. The United States is the largest supplier of peppermint oil, producing more than 80% of the world’s supply.
Peppermint essential oil is effective for relieving headaches and migraines. It is commonly used on sore muscles and arthritic joints for reducing pain and inflammation. When a few drops are added to a toothbrush or mouthwash it cleanses the mouth and leaves the breath refreshingly crisp. It is a powerful disinfectant and can be used to clean countertops and bathrooms alike, purging unwanted bacteria and microbes. The stimulating properties of peppermint oil improve circulation and blood flow, helping to deliver nutrients to vital parts of the body. It is also known to constrict capillaries, reduce headaches, fever, asthma, colds, sinusitis, chronic bronchitis, nausea, dizziness, neuralgia, muscular spasms, eliminate ringworm, relieve toothaches, freshen bad breath, and reduce hypotension.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.