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100% PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
Natural Grade -Unaltered
This item is graded 100% NATURAL product and contains no artificial or synthetic ingredients.
Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
Origin: USA - Yakima WA Shipped in amber bottle w Euro Cap
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Part Used: Leaf
Specific Gravity @ 25*C.....USP <841>........0.901
This oil is distilled from peppermint grown in Yakima, Washington, one of the highest quality peppermint
Its aroma is strongly piercing, refreshing, minty and very herbaceous.
Properties: Cooling, analgesic, antispasmodic, anesthetic, decongestant, expectorant, insecticide and stimulant. Should be kept away from eyes, likely to irritate skin and mucous membranes.
Best avoided by pregnant women and nursing mothers as it could discourage flow of milk. May antidote homeopathic remedies.
Helps people become clear headed and refreshes the spirits. Helpful for people who are unable to concentrate or who have mental fatigue. Said to relieve states of anger, hysteria and nervous trembling, excellent for depression.
SAUNA Use; Pure undiluted essential oil must never be placed on the super-heated rocks of the sauna - the dilution to use is to add 4 drops of pure essential oil to 1 liter of water, and then to use this fragranced water when dousing the rocks in the sauna.
When treating colds or the flu. peppermint is very effective when mixed with lavender, eucalyptus or tea tree. Help clear sinuses, calms stomach and relieves headaches.
On the body, it has a dual action: cooling when hot and warming when cold. As a remedy for colds, it halts mucous and fevers and encourages perspiration.
Extremely important for its effect on the digestive system (1 drop on a sugar cube or on a teaspoon of honey).
Has a slightly anesthetic effect on stomach muscles. Good for travel sickness, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, colic, nausea and to keep drivers alert while on the road. Its cooling and pain relieving action seems to ease headaches, migraines and toothaches. Used in liniments for the relief of muscle pain, lumbago, bruises, joint pain and insect bites. Can be used to relieve any kind of skin irritation or itching but should be used in a dilution of 1% or less or the irritation could be made worse. Not much liked by insects and vermin, great for getting rid of ants and rodents. Blends well with cedarwood, cypress, lavender, niaouli and pine.
Peppermint is uplifting and calming can be used in diffusers, compresses, massage and perfumery.
Blends well with Sandalwood, Rosemary, marjoram, lavender, bergamot and geranium. Peppermint can be an irritant to the skin - do not use on sensitive body areas. Use in small amounts.
Do not use on small children. If pregnant, consult your doctor before using any essential oil.
General Safety Information: Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential 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. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.