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Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Essential Oil

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Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is taught in the Essential Oil Blending Basics Class..

New Lot #: EOPEP123
Use By Date: 1/2023

Lot #: EOPEP822
Use By Date: 8/2022 - Best to store in the refrigerator.
Botanical Name: (Lavandula angustifolia)
Method of extraction: Steam distilled from flowering tops.
Origin: India
Cultivation Method: Certified Organic
Odor of Intensity: 7
Perfumery Note:  Top - Middle
Main Use:  Cooling | Fever | Digestion


INHALATION: Inhalation of peppermint cools the body, relieves  headaches, migraine, nervous stress, general respiratory disorders, as well as dry cough,  sinus congestion, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and stimulates the nervous system.

STEAM INHALATION: Not recommended

TOPICAL APPLICATION: Do not use NEAT.  On the skin, peppermint oil is used to relieve skin irritation, itchiness and helps reduce skin redness from inflammation. It can also be used for dermatitis, acne, ringworm, scabies and pruritus and can relieve itching, sunburn and inflammation of the skin, while at the same time cooling the area.  Maximum dermal dilution: 5.4%.   Do NOT use undiluted for children under 6.

DIFFUSE: Add a few drops to a diffuser to help stimulate mental activity.

BATH: Not recommended due to skin irritating effect.  Instead, use while in the shower.  Add a few drops to the standing water and inhale the molecules dispersed into the steamy air.  This will help open your sinuses and energize you for the day.

*Maximum dermal dilution: 5.4% (25 - 30 drops in a topical blend).   Do NOT use undiluted on the skin.
*NOT FOR INTERNAL USE.  One drop of the essential oil of peppermint is equal in value to 26 cups of peppermint tea!  Drink Peppermint Tea for internal use.   Potential drug interactions:  Peppermint is a calcium channel blocker and may alter the effects of drugs given for high blood pressure (cardiac fibrillation).   Oral use of peppermint should be avoided in cases of gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). 
*May cause skin or mucous membrane irritation.
*CHILDREN: Avoid all routes with children under 3 years.  Can be diffused around children 3 - 6 years of age and applied topically at up to 0.5%, 2 - 3 drops per 1 oz carrier. (Tisserand, 2015)
*Menthol-rich oils should be avoided by people with clotting disorders although Peppermint was not listed as one to avoid, kept out of the face of small children, and may lead to dizziness, confusion, muscle weakness, nausea and double vision in inhaled in large does.   
*Avoid if you are pregnant, have cardiac fibrillation (all routes), have a G6PD deficiency, all routes with children under 3 years & breastfeeding mothers, epileptic or under a doctor’s care.
*Do NOT use undiluted on skin or in eyes or mucus membrane.
*May irritate skin.
*Keep out of reach of children.
*Store in a cool dark place.

*Avoid contact with eyes and mucus membranes.

Disclaimer: Statements made on these products are for informational purpose only and are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. None of the statements made have been approved or reviewed by the FDA. If you are suffering from any disease or illness you should consult your personal health care practitioner before changing any medication.

Product Reviews

  1. Superfast headache relief!!! This suff is amazing!!!!

    Posted by Beth Ann Krier on Jul 23rd 2017

    Besides the fact that this particular peppermint oil has worked miraculously for me, routinely eliminating headaches in less than a minute, I love that it is certified organic! And there is a date on the bottle that tells me how long it will be working for me! You rarely get that with essential oils sold at other places, at least the ones I have visited. There is so much integrity in this company and its founder, Melissa Bunce! Thank you!

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