Essential oil name Peppermint
Latin name Mentha x piperita
Note/perfume top note, with a fresh, menthol, minty, lively aroma
Extraction method steam distillation of flowering herb
Main chemistry menthol, menthone
A small, perennial herb that grows to about 3 foot high, with green leaves and with many small flowering heads to a stem that shoots from the leafy stems.
some of the actions for peppermint essential oil include: analgesic, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, antiviral, astringent, .
multi use for skin, circulation, respiratory, digestive, immune, , and nervous systems: ringworm and scabies, mental fatigue and exhaustion, neuralgia, asthma, bronchitis, colds and flu, muscular aches and pains, flatulence, nausea, colic and constipation can all be eased with peppermint essential oil.
can be sensitising and irritating, not to be used when taking homeopathic remedy, do not use around babies, infants and children under 3, avoid using in the bath, avoid using near eyes, if you get on fingers dilute with carrier oil and then wash – don’t touch eyes because it will transfer.