Peppermint Essential Oil
Mentha piperita Origin: India
Concentration is imperative to staying present and focusing on the task at hand but we all get a little foggy sometimes. We lose sleep and our mind wanders. It happens. Thankfully, Peppermint is a brilliant solution to drifting thoughts and sore bodies.
Peppermint’s cool and clearing aroma is refreshing with minty layers of sweetness. Diffuse Peppermint near your desk or gently inhale it to eliminate feelings of grief, worry or heaviness.
A cross between a number of wild mints, Peppermint was first widely discovered in the 17th century. The plant grows up to 3 feet and has purplish stems and pale-violet flowers. The entire plant is put through a steam distillation process to extract the oil which pairs well with resin essential oils.
Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
Type: Super High Menthol
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Whole Plant
Blends Well With: Myrrh, and other resins
Aroma: Refreshingly minty, fresh, sweet, and similar to Peppermint gum and mints
Application & Recipes
SPORTS MASSAGE: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 8 drops of Peppermint, 2 drops of Lavender, 5 drops of Roman Chamomile and 5 drops of Rosemary, then fill with Jojoba oil. Shake to mix well. Massage into sore muscles. (1.7% dilution)
BITE AID: In a 1 ounce squeeze bottle add: 5 drops of Peppermint, 2 drops of Helichrysum, 3 drops of Lavender and 1 ounce of aloe vera gel. Apply 2-3 times a day or as needed to assist the body’s natural process of relieving insect bites. (1.7% dilution)
UPLIFT: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Peppermint, 5 drops of Lime and 5 drops of Lemon. Or add Peppermint to your Thera Lux Nebulizing Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
CLEANING SPRAY: To an 8 ounce spray bottle add: 20 drops of Peppermint, 40 drops of Lemon and 30 drops of Tea Tree, then fill with 2 oz grain alcohol and 6 oz distilled water. Shake well before each use.
Safety & Shelf Life
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician. Do not apply to or near the face of infants or children. Avoid if you have cardiac fibrillation or G6PD deficiency.
Adult Max Dilution: 5.4%
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
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0.33oz/10ml, 1.69oz/50ml, 3.38oz/100ml