Mentha piperita, also known as 'candy mint', was once thought to be a species, but has been found to be a perennial hybrid that only proliferates by spreading its rhizomes underground. A very hearty fast-growing herb, it can grow anywhere. Peppermint's name has its roots in Greek mythology. Hades, a god of the dead, pursued the beautiful nymph, Minthe. Hades' wife, Persephone, became jealous and turned Minthe into a small and insignificant plant on which to be trampled. Pluto could not undo the transformation but ensured that Minthe would always be loved for her fragrant aroma.
Piperita Peppermint Oil has a fresh and sharp menthol aroma that is widely used in the food, flavoring and cosmetic industries. Like many essential oils, peppermint oil is commonly used in aromatherapy for its appealing scent and therapeutic properties.
A top note with a strong aroma, Peppermint has a sharp, penetrating scent based on its high menthol content. The minty sweetness of the vapor makes it one of the most popular Essential Oils.
Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:
Muscle pain, bruises, contusions, joint pain, insect bites, myalgia, neuralgia, dyspepsia, nausea, stomach pains, diarrhea, flatulence, vomiting, car sickness, increase blood flow, clarity, mental fatigue, inability to concentrate, circulatory congestion, headaches, migraines, colds, influenza, fever, sinus congestion/infection/inflammation, itching and skin irritations.
Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:
Clarity, mental fatigue, helps overcome feelings of inferiority, enhance concentration, digestion of new ideas.
Peppermint Supreme Essential Oil
Dilute very well before use (2-5mL per 100mL of Blissful Glo Classic cream/butter); for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Evaporate into the air using a diffuser container, spray, or oil droplets, or breathed in, for example, in a steam bath (Use 3-4 drops in the diffuser of choice).
Note: Because of the very high menthol content of this oil, it may crystalize. If so, we would recommend placing the bottle in a very hot water bath, and changing the water frequently until it is back to its liquid state, then gently agitate before use.
Ingesting, or swallowing, essential oils is not recommended.
Consult with a physician before use if you are pregnant or taking diabetes or anticoagulant medication as adverse effects may occur.