Peppermint essential oil has cooling, invigorating, clearing, refreshing and antiseptic properties. It is refreshing to the nasal passages when used as an inhalant. It is also mildly antiseptic and helps purify the skin. It is useful in maintaining healthy digestion and also as an insect repellent. It has a fresh, bright and minty aroma.
Our peppermint essential oil originates from India and is extracted by steam distillation from the flowering herbs.
Peppermint essential oil is a member of the Lamiaceae (Labiatae) family and is also known as brandy mint, mentha piperita, mentha arvensis or balm mint.
Peppermint essential oil blends well with lavender, chamomile, lemon, rosemary, bergamot and eucalyptus.
Peppermint essential oil is non-toxic, non-irritating and may occasionally be sensitising. Peppermint essential oil should not be used on children under 3 years of age.