- Supports digestive and respiratory health**
- Helps ease stomach and head discomfort**
- Aids in circulation**
- Refreshing, relaxing, stimulating**
- Sharpens attention, broadens vision, deepens insight**
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
A perennial herb with pleasingly pointed green leaves, peppermint is grown throughout many regions of the globe, particularly Europe and Northern Africa. Its strong minty aroma is very evident, even upon gently brushing the plant, and its fragrance has a sweet note, along with a hint of pepper, as its name implies. Its oil contains menthol, which is prized for its wellness-promoting qualities. Peppermint is widely used in candy, food and drinks, and it is regarded as one of the most important essential oils in aromatherapy.
Plant Part Used
Strong strength. Bold, minty scent.
Refreshing, relaxing and stimulating.** Sharpens attention, broadens vision, deepens insight.**
Supports healthy digestion and circulation.** Eases tummy and head discomfort.** Promotes clear respiration.**
Blends Well With
Basil Oil, Black Pepper Oil, Cacao Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Cinnamon Bark Oil, Cypress Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Geranium Oil, Ginger Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Jasmine Oil, Juniper Oil, Lavender Oil, Lemon Oil, Marjoram Oil, Niaouli Oil, Pine Oil, Ravensara Oil, Rosemary Oil, Spearmint Oil, Tea Tree Oil
History of Peppermint
Although peppermint is perhaps most readily associated with red-and-white-striped candy and the winter holiday season, the fragrant green herb can be enjoyed year-round in a myriad ways. The plant has long been used for wellness-promoting purposes.** This is largely due to its high quantities of the organic compound menthol, which creates a sense of coolness upon contact with the skin, leading to a warm countering effect that increases circulation in the applied area. This quality can also help support upper respiratory health, and ease head and tummy discomfort.
The bracing aroma of peppermint is pungent and reviving, but sweet and slightly floral subtleties lie within, which may contribute to its ability to be both uplifting and calming. Peppermint may make roads safer: A recent study found that drivers smelling peppermint (along with cinnamon) may feel more alert and less frustrated behind the wheel!
Recipes Using Peppermint Oil
All essential oil recipes are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
Holiday Spirit Blend
Ramp up the festive season by mingling the aromas of holiday favorites!**
This bracing blend should be kept in the car for when you need alertness and calm on the roads**
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water
Sprinkle 5-10 drops into the shower steam before stepping in
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil
Inhale directly or use with a burner or diffuser