Peppermint Essential Oil (Mint Oil, Mentha piperita) - 100% Pure
Crop Source: India
Aroma: Minty, Fresh, Strong
Extraction: Steam distillation of leaves of Peppermint (Mentha piperita) plant
Applications: Relaxation, Hair Care, Wellness
An excellent natural remedy for headaches, Peppermint Essential Oil is known to relieve headaches by promoting circulation, relaxing tense muscles, soothing the gut, and numbing the pain with its cooling sensation. A study demonstrates that topical application of Peppermint Essential Oil on temples and forehead effectively relieves tension headaches. You may add Lavender and Rosemary Essential Oils for better results. Always dilute essential oils in a base oil for topical application.
Relives muscle and joint pain
Peppermint Essential Oil acts as a natural and effective pain reliever owing to its analgesic, muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-spasmodic properties. It is known to reduce muscle soreness, relieve joint pain, soothe tired muscles, relieve sprain, and reduce back pain. Dilute 2-5% Peppermint Essential Oil in Arnica or Almond or Coconut Oils and massage on the affected area. You may add Lavender, Ginger and Marjoram Essential Oils for more a more pain reliever blend. Add a few drops to warm bath water for a soothing and relaxing bath.
Decongests and relieves cough
Peppermint Essential Oil helps in promoting clear breathing and supporting lung function. Its potent expectorant, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties help relieve nasal congestion, reduce sinusitis, relieve sore throat, and act as a natural cough suppressan. Its anti-microbial properties also help in fighting infections in the respiratory tract. Add two drops each of Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Essential Oils to a steam inhaler and inhale deeply to help clear the congestion.
Relieves seasonal allergies
Menthol, the main component in the Peppermint Essential Oil, helps to provide relief from season allergies due to its potent expectorant, muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory properties. Diffuse Peppermint and Eucalyptus Essential Oils in your home, or apply the blend, after diluting in a base oil, on your temples and chest for relief from allergies.
Peppermint Essential Oil is a natural remedy for facilitating healthy digestion and improving appetite. It is also known to provide relief bloating, abdominal pain, and flatulence.
Inhaling Peppermint Essential Oil is known to help alleviate nausea. You can either inhale it directly from the bottle or apply it on temples, behind ears, and behind the neck after diluting in a base oil for similar benefits.
Improves oral health
Peppermint Essential Oil has long been used in several kinds of toothpaste and mouthwashes for its anti-bacterial properties and breath-freshening effect. Studies have shown it is effective in killing several pathogens that lead to cavities. For boosting oral health, add a drop to your toothpaste or gargle after diluting it in water.
Mind & Soul
Improves concentration and mental clarity
Peppermint Essential Oil is shown to stimulate the brain and improve concentration and mental clarity. It increases alertness and drives away the feelings of fatigue and lethargy. It is also known to enhance memory, increase processing speeds, and reduce stress. It is, therefore, a perfect oil for staying alert while studying or driving. Diffuse 6-12 drops, or apply topically on temples and back of the neck after diluting in a base oil.
Energizes and uplifts mood
Inhaling Peppermint Essential Oil helps to uplift the spirit, create an energetic atmosphere, fight the feeling of fatigue and exhaustion, and dissipate negative thoughts and emotions. It is also known to soothe the nerves and help promote a relaxed state of mind. Diffuse 6-12 drops, or apply topically on temples and back of the neck after diluting in a base oil.
Promotes hair growth
Peppermint Essential Oil is known to promote hair growth by improving circulation and scalp health. It helps in reducing scalp inflammation and redness and protects the scalp from infections. Initial studies have shown that Peppermint Essential Oil effectively promotes hair growth by inducing a rapid anagen stage. Add 10-15 drops each of Peppermint, Rosemary and Lavender Essential oils to a mixture of 50ml Castor Seed Oil and 50ml Jojoba Oil to create a potent hair oil. Apply this blend generously and massage for a few minutes. Leave it overnight for maximum benefits.
Eliminates head lice
Studies show that treatment with Essential Oils is an effective and safe way of removing head lice in children and adults. Add 20-25 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil, 10-15 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil, 10-15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil and 10-15 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil to 30ml of Neem Oil to create a potent blend for fighting head lice. Apply this blend to infested hair and leave for 30-45 min before washing it off. Then comb it out and shampoo thoroughly to remove the lice. Repeat this two times a week until the lice issue is addressed. Avoid the topical application of Eucalyptus Essential Oil for children below six years.
Diffuse 6-12 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil to fill your room with its energizing, invigorating, and fresh aroma that will uplift your mood, boost energy, relieve stress, fight fatigue, and promote positive thoughts. It will also improve alertness and make it easier to focus and finish the task at hand.
Repels insects and rodents
Studies show that Peppermint Essential Oil is an effective insecticide for a wide range of insects, including mosquitoes and ants. Spiders, mice, and rats also tend to keep away from Peppermint Essential Oil as they loathe its aroma. Diffuse Peppermint Essential Oil indoors or spray in insect prone areas to keep your house pest-free.
Peppermint Essential Oil acts as a natural air freshener. Its invigorating aroma freshens up the room and rids it of any unpleasant odor.
Disinfects and cleans surfaces
It is a natural disinfectant with potent antimicrobial properties. It helps eliminate harmful surface and airborne bacteria while leaving a cheerful, fresh aroma trail. To make an effective disinfectant spray, add 20-25 drops of Peppermint, Lavender and Tea Tree Essential Oils to a 100ml mixture of water and rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle.
To add a lovely scent to your laundry without using artificial fragrances, add a few drops of the Peppermint Essential Oil to your laundry detergent or while tumble drying. It will leave your clothes smelling fresh and wonderful.
How to Use
How to Use
- Use 6-12 drops in a diffuser
- Add 2-5% to hair oil
- Dab on to wrist, temples, behind ears, back of neck, feet etc
- Add 1-2% to body oil
- Take a whiff from the bottle
- Add a few drops to bath water
- Add 20-40 drops to 100ml rubbing alcohol
- Add 1-2 drops in a cup of water and gargle
Hair Growth Treatment Oil
Massage onto scalp, leave at least for 30-45 min before washing
Headache Relief Roll-on
Massage on the temples and forehead for relief from headaches
Breathe Easy Decongestant Blend
Add to a steam inhaler or a pot of boiling water, take deep breaths
Air Purification Blend
Use in a diffuser or as an air spray after diluting it in water and rubbing alcohol
Sore Muscle Relief Treatment Oil
Massage on the full body or affected area for relief from fatigue and pain
Rat and Mice Repellant Spray
Mix well and spray in areas prone to rats e.g., openings near pantry
Mentha piperita, commonly known as Peppermint, is an aromatic perennial herb from the Mint or Lamiaceae family and is the most popular species among over 20 species of the genus Mentha. With a very familiar, recognizable, and nostalgic aroma, Peppermint Essential Oil is the oldest and the most versatile essential oils known to us. Though native to the Middle East and Europe regions, it thrives well in the India, USA, Japan, Italy, and Great Britain. It is a natural hybrid cross of spearmint and watermint plants and has a characteristic strong, distinctive fragrance that is fresh and minty.
Greek legend has that the nymph ‘Mentha’ infuriated Goddess Persephone so much that as punishment, she transformed 'Mentha' into the sweet-smelling plant that released a strong, lingering aroma every time she was touched. Aristotle believed Peppermint was a natural aphrodisiac and was forbidden to be consumed by Alexander the Great's army for fear that it may distracting the army men. In folk medicine, Peppermint has been used over thousands of years to treat several conditions and its use can be traced back in the ancient texts of the Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians. Ancient Egyptians were among the first to use Peppermint, who placed the herb in tombs. Other uses have been traced back to Chinese and Japanese folk medicine, where the herb was used to treat several ailments.
Peppermint Essential Oil is highly valued even today for its wide range of its therapeutic benefits, medicinal applications, culinary uses, and minty and energizing aroma. An indispensable ingredient in aromatherapy, Peppermint Essential Oil helps to soothe the nerves, promote tranquility, uplift mood, and fight fatigue and exhaustion. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of the oil makes it a natural remedy for alleviating headaches, reducing joint pain, relieving muscle soreness, and decreasing swelling and inflammation. Inhaling Peppermint Essential Oil provides relief from cold and cough by decongesting the nasal passage, promoting easier breathing, and acting as an expectorant. Peppermint Essential Oil is an effective oil for hair-care – it promotes hair growth by encouraging blood circulation, stimulating the hair follicles, and improving scalp health. Massaging it into your scalp can also eliminate head lice. Peppermint Essential Oil is also known to aid digestion, reduce bloating, improve gut health, and relieve alleviate nausea. Due to its wide range of uses, extensive research to determine the potential benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil is underway.
Aroma Tierra offers high-quality Peppermint Essential Oil made by steam distillation of the Peppermint plant harvested from India's lush mint fields. It is 100% pure, natural, and potent, and is free from any chemicals, preservatives, and solvents.
- Peppermint is the most popular selling flavor in the world among non-chocolate hard candies
- Peppermint essential Oil is produced by specialized cells on the underside of the Peppermint leaves
- Ancient Greeks believed that Peppermint can cure hiccups
- Ancient Hebrew placed the herb on the synagogue floors for its calming and relaxing aroma
Blends well with: Lavender, Rosemary, Juniper berry, Oregano, Tea Tree, Grapefruit, Geranium, Basil, Black pepper, Cypress, Lemon, Marjoram, Eucalyptus
Until recently, Peppermint Essential Oil was not a very popular perfumery ingredient because its strong, minty aroma was thought to evoke associations with toothpaste and other household items. Over the past few years, there has been a resurgence in Peppermint Essential Oil in perfumery. Perfumers value it for its refreshing, invigorating, minty, and intense aroma. Its characteristic aroma is from the presence of menthol and menthone. Menthol has a distinct cold smell, with spicy, camphoric, and bright notes, whereas menthone has an intensely minty and clean aroma.
The sweet, green, and earthy notes of Peppermint have been used in men’s perfumes and colognes for many years now. ‘Polo Sport’ by Ralph Lauren was one of the first perfumes that contained the first notes of Peppermint Oil. It is also a sought-after ingredient for men's aftershaves where it is added for its refreshing coolness. When used in small amounts in perfumes, Peppermint Essential Oil adds a very light, subtle layer of breeziness, freshness, and complexity to fragrances.
Perfumers often use Peppermint as a top note to create a cool and fresh characteristic tone in the initial smell. The oil is highly volatile and tends to evaporate rather quickly, and thus the minty tones are employed early-on at the initial stages of the perfume’s creation. Peppermint Essential Oil is known to beautifully pair with warm, spicy, and woody fragrances such as Frankincense, Cypress, Rosewood, Sandalwood, and Vetiver, lending a dash of light-heartedness to the rich, deep aromas. It is also known to beautifully blend with several floral and citrus oils, which includes, but is not limited to, Lavender, Lemon, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Ylang Ylang, and Bergamot. Not surprisingly, distinctively spicy and herbal tones such as Rosemary and Eucalyptus, complement the fresh, vibrant notes of Peppermint Essential Oil. Apart from its use in perfumery, Peppermint finds is extensively used in the world of personal care fragrances. One such example is the use of Peppermint Oil in Yardley’s English Lavender soap to push the freshness of Lavender to the users.
Undeniably, Peppermint Essential Oil has been enjoyed in the perfume industry for its invigorating and spirit reviving properties in perfumes, and over the past few years, there has been a comeback in the use of Peppermint Essential Oil in many male and female fragrances.
Aroma: Minty, Fresh, Intense, Sweet, Cooling
Olfactory family: Aromatic
Strength of aroma: Strong
Perfumes used in: Acqua di Gioia Essenza (by Giorgio Armani), Comme des Garçons Sherbet Series 5 – Peppermint (by Comme des Garçons)
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