The Organic Witch
Certified Aromatherapist

Peppermint Essential Oil - Organic & Non-Organic Available

*** Essential Oils high in menthol and menthone content can crystallize in cold weather. This is completely normal, simply heat bottle gently to liquefy.

BOTANICAL NAME: mentha arvensis (AKA: true mint, wild mint, or cornmint)
ORIGIN: North America (organic), USA (non-organic)
PARTS USED: whole plant
FRAGRANCE: minty, strong, sweet
BLENDS WELL WITH: bergamot, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemon, marjoram, rosemary, sandalwood.
PHYSICAL & AROMATIC BENEFITS: concentration, cooling, exhaustion, invigorating, memory loss, refreshing, relaxing, revitalizing, stimulating, ant repellent, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bronchitis, carminative, catarrh, cellulite, cholagogue, circulatory stimulant, colds, constipation, deodorant, digestive, disinfectant, diverticulosis, dysmenorrhea, emmenagogue, emollient, fainting, febrifuge, fibrositis, flatulence, gingivitis, hay fever, headaches, heartburns, heatstroke, hemorrhoids, indigestion, insect repellent, itching, jet lag, lumbago, mosquito repellent, muscular aches, nausea, nervine, neuralgia, oily skin, osteoporosis, raises blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, sinusitis, sunburns, synovitis, tendinitis, tenosynovitis, toning, toothaches, upper abdominal pain, varicose veins, vomiting, water retention.
MAGICAL USES: conscious mind (stimulates), exorcism, health (maintain), protection, purification.

GCMS Information for Organic:

Chemical Constituents
 %
Menthol
73.24
Neomenthol  1.94
Isomenthone  3.34
Menthone
7.27
Methyl Acetate  3.12

GCMS Information for Non-Organic:

Chemical Constituents %
l-menthol 40.7
menthone 19.31
isomenthone 8.01
neomenthol 7.66
l-menthyl acetate 3.72
pulegone 2.04
isopulegone 3.26
terpinene-4-ol 1.48
neoisomenthol 1.13


Peppermint Information:

The health benefits of peppermint oil include its ability to treat indigestion, respiratory problems, headache, nausea, fever, stomach and bowel spasms and pain. Due to the presence of menthol, menthone and menthyl esters, peppermint and peppermint oil find wide applications in manufacture of soap, shampoo, cigarette, toothpaste, chewing gum, tea, and ice cream. Peppermint is a cross between watermint and spearmint and is native to Europe. It has often been referred to as the world’s oldest medicine. Unlike many other herbs and essential oils, numerous health benefits of peppermint and peppermint oil have been studied and proved by the scientific community. As a result, peppermint oil is also sold in the form of capsules and tablets. Peppermint oil is also used as a flavoring agent. Peppermint oil contains numerous minerals and nutrients including manganese, iron, magnesium, calcium, folate, potassium, and copper. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

Definitions:

Antibiotic: any substance that can destroy or inhibit the growth of micro-organisms and bacteria.
Anti-inflammatory: an agent that prevents or counteracts inflammation.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Antispasmodic: referring to something that suppresses spasms.
Carminative: relieves discomfort of gas in the digestive tract.
Cholagogue: an agent that promotes the discharge of bile.
Deodorant: Any agent acting to eliminate, reduce, mask, or control odor.
Digestive: relating to the digestive tract; having the ability to promote digestion.
Disinfectant: a substance that kills germs and/or viruses.
Emmenagogue: stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus, causing menstruation.
Emollient: Something which softens or lubricates the skin.
Febrifuge: reduces fever.
Nervine: acts upon or affects the nerves; quiets nervous excitement.
 
Safety Warning: Avoid during pregnancy or if history of high blood pressure. May irritate sensitive skin. Avoid while using homeopathic remedies. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.

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*** The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).