Peppermint Essential Oil
Ingredients: Pure essential oil
Usage: For external use only
Precautions: For external use only
Note: Our essential oil bottles do not come with reducer tops to control drops. Our high-quality essential oils are pure and non-diluted. Pure essential oils can be highly corrosive to lower density plastic (LDPE) which is what most orifice reducers are made from.
Habitat: The plant is found throughout Europe, in moist situations, along stream banks and in waste lands, and is not infrequent in damp places in England, but is not a common native plant, and probably is often an escape from cultivation. In America it is probably even more common as an escape than Spearmint, having long been known and grown in gardens.
Aroma: Minty-fresh, cool
Affinities: Peppermint Essential Oil contains menthol. Menthol induces a cooling sensation and use of Peppermint Oil in a body mist or in the diffuser can help to cool you down. Menthol is also known to help ease tension headaches and muscular aches and pains. Emotionally, Peppermint Essential Oil is stimulating and is a good choice in blends intended to help enhance alertness and stamina.
Folklore: The nymph, Minthe, is said to have been placed into the ground by Pluto’s jealous wife, Persephone. Pluto then changed Mentha into the herb we know as peppermint. Pluto decreed that the more mint was walked on, the sweeter it would smell. Peppermint self-hybridized by the seventeenth century into more than 20 modern varieties of square-stemmed perennials that easily spread by underground root systems. It now grows wild throughout Europe, North America, and Australia, and is one of the few essential oil plants grown in the U.S.
Words of wisdom: At first peppermint feels cooling, but too much of it can create a burning sensation. Menthol is a mild irritant. Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use caution when using oils with children and pets. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, during pregnancy, or if you have medical issues or are taking medications.
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