Distilled from the commonly grown herb using steam, peppermint oil’s many and varied uses go back into the mists of time. There are historical accounts of its health benefits dating back to 1000 BC. Indeed, peppermint may have a legitimate claim to be the most versatile essential oil on the planet, along with lavender, its herbal stable mate.
Recipes abound for home and beauty preparations containing the uplifting aroma of peppermint and the taste sensation it offers has long made it a staple of confectionery production.
The sharp, penetrating mint scent of organic peppermint oil blends with a long list of essential oils for different purposes, including basil, bergamot, lemon and rosemary.
|Botanical name||Mentha piperita|
|Colour||Pale off-white / light yellow|
|Plant part||Flowering herb|
|Strength of aroma||Medium|
|Aromatic scent||Peppermint has a sweet, sharp and penetrating scent due to its menthol content.|
|Blends well with||Peppermint essential oil blends well with Cajeput, Basil, Eucalyptus, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Lemon, Mandarin, Marjoram, Lime, Rosemary, Niaouli, Spearmint, Pine and Thyme.|
|Cautions||Peppermint oil can be sensitising due to it’s high menthol content. Avoid during pregnancy.|