Peppermint Pure Essential Oil
Peppermint Pure Essential Oil
Common Name: Peppermint
Latin Name: Mentha x piperita
INCI Name: Mentha piperita (Peppermint) Oil
Scent: Strong, minty, fresh, sweet
Parts Used: Leaves, Stems
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Blends Well With
Bergamot (Citrus), Bergamot (Mint), Black Pepper, Cajuput, Cornmint, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Helichrysum (Italicum), Helichrysum (Rambiazina), Lavender, Patchouli, Petigrain, Sage (Clary), Spearmint, Tea Tree, Wintergreen
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Muscles – Coming Soon!
Peppermint is a perennial herb native to Europe and Asia and is naturalized to North America. This fragrant, lush plant grows wild in moist, temperate areas reaching a height of 2 - 3 feet, producing flowers July through August.
Although first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753, Peppermint is known to have been used for medicinal purposes before 2,000 BCE. Throughout the ages, Peppermint has been used in cookery, to soothe digestive issues, diminish nausea, elevate headaches and migraines, loosen tight/sore muscles, ease joint pain, and stimulate mental clarity.
Ancient Wisdom - Historical Uses
Peppermint is one of the most important essential oils. It’s excellent for headaches, nausea, fatigue, apathy, coughs, digestive issues, muscle pain, sinus congestion, mental tiredness, and poor circulation. It’s an insect repellent, emollient, antiseptic, and muscle relaxant.
Peppermint has long been used for its many useful properties including; Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Astringent, Carminative, Cooling, Decongestant, Expectorant …
Topically – Antiseptic, astringent, carmative, circulation, cooling, concentration, coughs, digestive issues, emollient, indigestion, insect repellent, headaches, joints, mental clarity, muscle pain, nausea …
Inhalation – Apathy, antiseptic, coughs, concentration, decongestant, expectorant, fatigue, headaches, mental clarity, mental tiredness, nausea, sinus congestion …
Modern Knowledge – Scientific Research
This is a nice article on the antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of two mint essential oils.
ML Tsai, CT Wu, TF Lin, WC Lin, YC Huang, CH Yang. Chemical Composition and Biological Properties of Essential Oils of Two Mint Species. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol 12, No 4 (2013)
This article pertains to the use of Orange and Peppermint essential oils postoperatively.
Susanna Stea, Alina Beraudi, and Dalila De Pasquale. Essential Oils for Complementary Treatment of Surgical Patients: State of the Art. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 726341, 6 pages
Active Compounds Peppermint Is Known For
Peppermint oil contains more than 100 compounds including volatile oils of:
(+)-carvone, 1, 8-cinone, cineol, Eriocitrin, hesperidin, isomenthonone, luteolin, menthol, menthone, methyl acetate, rosemarinic acid, terpene, trans-carane, …
Not For Internal Use
Keep Out Of Reach Of Children
Avoid Eyes & Mucus Membranes
Avoid During Pregnancy
Avoid During Lactation
Do Not Use On Young Children
Possible Skin Irritant
If pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult your doctor prior to use.
If adverse reaction occurs, stop using immediately and seek appropriate medical attention.
The use of herbs is a time-honored approach to strengthening the body and treating disease. Herbs, however, can trigger side effects and interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, you should use herbs with care, under the supervision of a healthcare provider.
Cyclosporine - This drug, which is usually taken to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ, suppresses the immune system. Peppermint oil may slow down the rate at which the body breaks down cyclosporine, meaning more if it stays in your bloodstream. Do not take peppermint oil if you take cyclosporine. 
Drugs that reduce stomach acid -- If you take peppermint capsules at the same time as drugs that lower the amount of stomach acid, the enteric-coated peppermint capsules may dissolve in the stomach instead of the intestines. This could reduce the effects of peppermint. Take peppermint at least 2 hours before or after an acid-reducing drug. Antacids include: 
Omeprazole (Prilosec)