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Peppermint eo

  • Aromatic description
    • In perfumery, peppermint forms one of the top notes in Roma by Biagiotti.
  • General
    • This is the most known member of the mint family. This oil is used occasionally in perfumery but its primary use is in pharmaceuticals.
  • Aromatherapy class
    • Green
  • Aromatherapy class
    • The method of extraction is steam distillation from the flowering herb that is conventionally grown. The color of the oil is usually clear to pale yellow and is mostly a top note in perfumery.
  • Attributes & characteristics
    • Minty in taste and sensation, peppermint is commonly known from peppermint tea, chewing gum or candy.
    • The essential oil is much stronger and more concentrated and should be used in moderation.
    • The scent of peppermint is very fresh and clean and conventionally-grown peppermint oil is more harsh and camphorous than the certified organically-grown peppermint oil.
  • Traditional uses
    • Peppermint oil is energizing and refreshing and can be used as a stimulant as well as to enhance the well-being of the digestive and respiratory systems.
    • The dried leaves of this wonderful plant make a refreshing addition to potpourri and insect repellent. Mice donít like the scent and ants stay away from peppermint as well.
  • Psychological & Emotional uses
    • Being a good nerve tonic, it helps with mental fatigue and nervous stress.
  • Essential Oil Information
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  • Warnings
    • Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, perfume oils, absolutes or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you have any question as to the medical use of any essential or perfume oil, be sure and consult your physician prior to their use. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. Always consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils for yourself or for children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before. For very in-depth information on oil safety issues, read 'Essential Oil Safety' by Robert Tisserand, his book is available at