Peppermint  Mentha piperita

The peppermint plant is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and was first described by Carl Linneaus in 1753. A high menthol content distinguishes the best quality Peppermint from other products.

Primary Benefits
• Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing*
• Promotes digestive health*
• Repels bugs naturally

Aromatic Description
Minty, fresh, herbaceous

Collection Method
Steam Distillation

Plant Part
Whole Plant

Main Constituents
Menthol, Menthone, 1,8-Cineole

Menthol is the monoterpene alcohol which is the primary chemical constituent of peppermint essential oil.
Research

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Aromatic Usage Suggestions

  • Diffuse when feeling fatigued or low on energy.
  • Place one drop in palm of hand with one drop Wild Orange and one drop Frankincense and inhale for a mid-day pick-me-up.
  • Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing.*
  • Promotes feelings of clear airways and easy breathing when diffused.
  • Inhale for a non-stimulant, invigorating pick-me up on long drives.
  • Diffuse during study-time.
Topical Usage Suggestions

  • Rub on temples after you wake up for a morning energy boost.
  • Blends well with Lavender for a soothing massage blend.
  • Add to cold water compress or foot bath to cool off when overheated.
  • Add to shampoo or conditioner for a stimulating hair massage.
  • Repels bugs naturally.
  • Spritz around windows and doors.
  • Apply topically to relieve feelings of tension.
Internal Use Suggestions:

  • Take one to two drops in a Veggie Capsule to alleviate occasional stomach upset.*
  • Promotes digestive health.*
  • Place one drop in your mouth to help freshen breath.
  • Add two to three drops to your favorite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist.
  • Helps reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion.*
  • Commonly found in oral health products.
Dilute with carrier for young or sensitive skin.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of yourchoice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

Statements with asterisks refer to internal use. All others refer to aromatic or topical use.