Peppermint is grown in the Southern regions of Australia, where greater day length approximates its native Mediterranean locations.
Evidence of use dates back to 1000 B.C.
The essential oil is perhaps best known for its ability to induce a strong cooling effect on the skin without the influence of capsaicin from chilis that reverse the effect thus give a heating sensation on the skin.
Australian grown Peppermint oil comprises nearly 80% menthol plus menthone and associated chemicals, and has less than 10% cineole.
Common Name: Peppermint
Botanical Name: Mentha x piperita
Method of Extraction: Distillation
Plant Part: Leaves & flowering tops
Country of Origin: Australia
Peppermint Essential Oil stimulates the mind, increases mental alertness, focus and reduces mental fatigue.
Peppermint assists in easing migraine, sinus, chest congestion & digestive problems helping to detox the body.
It can also be used for seasickness & nausea.
3-4 drops to an oil vaporiser, add 4 drops to every 10ml of carrier oil for adults.
May cause skin sensitivity if undiluted, do not take internally & avoid during pregnancy.
Keep out of reach of children. Store below 30°c and away from sunlight.
Please also see our detailed safety information.
Disclaimer: This information is provided purely for informational purposes only. It does not in any way purport to be medical or prescriptive suggestions.
Any reference to medicinal or health benefits is not meant to treat or diagnose any problem and is not meant to replace professional medical advice.
It should not take the place of any prescribed medication that has been prescribed by a physician.