Peppermint essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the mint, Mentha piperita. A naturally occurring hybrid mint (watermint x spearmint), it is now cultivated worldwide. Peppermint essential oil provides a cooling sensation when applied topically, due to its’ menthol content. As such, it can be used in blends for muscle aches and pains, as well as to help ease headaches. Known to be an aphrodisiac, one should avoid use before going to sleep. It is also known to aid in digestive issues. Peppermint is one of the oldest known and the most versatile essential oils in the world.
Odor and Appearance: A clear, non-viscous liquid with a strong aroma that is very minty, sweet and fresh.
Country of Origin: India
Botanical name: Mentha piperita
Type: USDA Certified Organic
Extraction: Steam distilled
Mentha Furan: 3.29% by GC (subject to change when the batch changes)
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