Peppermint essential oil from the USA contains less menthol than UK Peppermint or Cornmint. It has the same therapeutic uses, being beneficial for digestive and respiratory problems, irritated skin and pain relief.
Peppermint essential oil from the USA contains approx 50% menthol (UK Peppermint 60-70% and Chinese Peppermint/Cornmint 85%).
Peppermint has been used for therapeutic purposes since ancient times and is also now used extensively in the pharmaceutical, fragrance and flavour industries.
Species: Mentha piperita
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Use sparingly on the skin and in the bath. Do not use on young children or babies or during pregnancy.
Peppermint essential oil has soothing, cooling, anti-inflammatory properties which are beneficial for inflamed, irritated and itchy skin. It can also be useful in facial steaming to help decongest oily and blemish prone skin.
Peppermint oil has a stimulating effect which can help to relieve fatigue, focus the mind and boost concentration. It can also help to alleviate shock and negative thoughts.
Peppermint is one of the best essential oils for a wide range of stomach upsets including nausea, indigestion and IBS. Its analgesic and antispasmodic properties are good for muscular aches and pains and it can also be useful for headaches, especially when combined with Lavender. Also good for respiratory problems such as coughs, colds and asthma.
Blends well with:
Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Geranium, Sweet Marjoram.
Limonene 3%, Linalool 0.4%