Peppermint Essential Oil- Mentha piperita
Organic essential oils are thought by some to be safer for use since the components were not chemically processed nor the plants exposed to pesticides. All of our organic essential oils meet the standards to be labeled as organic.
This organic Peppermint essential oil is sourced from the UK. The oil is extracted from the flowering tops of this plant in the mint family by steam distillation. This Peppermint essential oil is the classic peppermint with the strong smell and taste most often found in dinner mints and candies.
Peppermint is a hybrid cross between Water Mint and Spearmint. Peppermint grows all over the world. The USA is the largest producer of Peppermint essential oil, but U.K., Eastern Europe, Italy, India and Morocco are also producers of Peppermint Essential Oil.
The essential oil is clear to pale yellow or pale olive green, and it has a strong, fresh minty aroma. If it’s not properly stored, it will darken and become thick and eventually turn into a resin. Aromatically, it is difficult to blend and can overpower other aromas.
According to Tisserand & Young (Essential Oil Safety: Second Edition, pg. 387, 2014), Peppermint Essential Oil should not be used by any route by persons with cardiac fibrillation and/or G6PD enzyme deficiency. We do not recommend internal use of essential oils except under the guidance of an appropriately trained and licensed health care professional; in the case of Peppermint Essential Oil, internal use is specifically to be avoided by persons with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) as it may produce a worsening of symptoms. Do not use near the face of infants or children.
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