Peppermint is a powerful, distinct essential oil that immediately ignites the senses. It has definitely earned its reputation as one of the most fresh and familiar oils available today. Once inhaled or consumed, it goes right to work stimulating the mind and body.
Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
Extraction: Steam distilled
Plant Part: Herb
Aroma: Sharp, minty aroma with warm undertones
Applications: Dilute to use topically, aromatically
Benefits: Cooling, stimulant to heart/brain/pancreas, nerve tonic, anesthetic, muscle pain/aches, flatulence, migraines, nerve pain (sciatica), kidney and gallstones, cools a fever, menstrual cramps, sinusitis, calms the mind, depression, respiratory distress, nausea, increases blood flow, sore throat, irritable colon, halts negative thoughts
Safety Considerations: Dilute well before use; Do not use during pregnancy, while nursing, or on babies. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).