Peppermint Essential Oil

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Peppermint Essential Oil 

Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis

Origin: India

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, colorless to pale yellow liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note with a strong aroma, Peppermint has a sharp, penetrating scent based on its high menthol content. The minty sweetness of the vapor makes it one of the most popular Essential Oils.

Product Abstract: Also known as Corn Mint, there are many different species of the mentha arvensis, a perennial herb that can grow to 3 feet in height. It has coarse hairy leaves with serrated edges and beautiful spiked purple flowers. Peppermint is one of the earliest documented medicinal herbs known. Peppermint Japanese is known for its high menthol content, and menthol crystals sometimes form right on the leaves. Peppermint's name has its roots in Greek mythology. Hades, god of the dead, pursued the beautiful nymphe, Minthe. Hades' wife, Persephone, became jealous and turned Minthe into a small and insignificant plant on which to be trampled. Pluto could not undo the transformation, but ensured that Minthe would always be loved for her fragrant aroma. Peppermint is used as a flavouring agent in the food industry, and in soaps, candles and toiletries.

Note: Because of the very high menthol content of this oil, it may crystallize. If so, we would recommend placing the bottle in a very hot water bath, and changing the water frequently until it is back to its liquid state, then gently agitate before use.

Cautions: Dilute well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

Storage: Store in dark containers for best shelf life.

Flash Point: 163°F (must ship ground only)


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  • 5
    Great quality for the price

    Posted by Victoria G. on Aug 12th 2019

    I have been using essential oils for over 25 years and am very impressed with the quality of this oil. Actually this company in general, in terms of quality, service and shipping. Five stars all around. Happy Customer.