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Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis


Main Constituents:
l-menthol: 74.51%

Plant Part: Herb

Origin: India

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Description/ Color/ Consistency: A thin, colourless, pale-yellow liquid.


Aromatic Summary/ Note/ Strength of Aroma: A top note with a strong aroma, peppermint has a sharp, penetrating scent due to its high menthol content. The minty sweetness of the vapor makes it one of the most popular essential oils.

Blends With: Basil, Bergamot, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Niaouli, Pine, Rosemary, Spearmint, and Thyme.


Product Abstract: Also known as, "Corn Mint," there are several species of the mentha arvensis, a perennial herb, that can grow to 3ft in height. It has hairy leaves with serrated edges, spiked purple flowers, and spreads by way of its underground runners. It is one of the oldest documented medicinal herbs.

Japanese  peppermint is known for its high menthol content, with menthol crystals sometimes forming right on the leaves.

The word, "Peppermint" has its roots in Greek mythology, which states that Hades, god of the dead, pursued the beautiful nymphe, Minthe until Hades' wife, Persephone, became jealous and turned Minthe into a small and insignificant plant on which to be trampled. Pluto could not undo the transformation, but ensured that Minthe would always be loved for her fragrant aroma.

Peppermint is used as a flavoring agent in the food industry and in soaps, candles, and toiletries.

Note: Because of the very high menthol content of this oil, it may crystalize. If so, we would recommend placing the bottle in a very hot water bath, and changing the water frequently until it is back to its liquid state, then gently agitate before use.


Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.


Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.

Peppermint Organic Essential Oil


This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete. 

Safety precautions: Extremely potent use with care. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application. Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from eye area. Keep out of reach of children.

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