Peppermint Essential Oil
Shodhana Peppermint Oil - 100% PURE Essential Oil
15 ml. bottle with dropper plug.
Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis
Plant Part: Leaf
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Origin: Japan, China, North America, Mediterranean, Great Britan
Description: There are several species of the peppermint plant, many of which can grow to 3 feet in height, spreading due to their underground 'runners.' The mentha arvensis peppermint has hairy leaves with serrated edges, and purple spiked flowers. This Japanese Peppermint is known for its high menthol content, so high, in fact, that menthol crystals sometimes form right on the leaves.
Uses: The familiar aroma of peppermint is known for both its warming and cooling properties. Friendly to the sinuses, peppermint is also useful to the muscular system, especially for women during monthly cycles or menopause. Peppermint is a refreshing and energizing mental stimulant, can be used to enhance the well-being of the respiratory system, and helps with mental fatigue and nervous stress. Additionally, peppermint oil can be used as a detterent against unwanted rodents and insects.
Aromatherapy influences: Purifying and stimulating to the conscious mind. Improves and restores the sense of taste by stimulating the trigerminal nerve. In some tests it has actually blocked headache pain.
Mixes well with: Basil, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender,
Shodhana essential oils are for external use only, do not take internally. For Massage, it is recommended you use with a carrier oil. lemon, myrrh, pine, rosemary, spearmint, tea tree, and wintergreen.
Safety Information: Avoid if pregnant or breast feeding. Do not use on babies or small children. Do not use around pets, as it can be toxic in higher doses. May cause irritation to sensitive skin, however it is rare. Please do a patch test, first, before applying in large amounts. Do not use in baths. Should not be used in conjunction with homeopathic remedies, as it may act as an antidote.
Disclaimer: Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils, Carrier Oils, or Hydrosols be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy.