Peppermint Essential Oil (Piperita)
Scientific Name: Mentha Piperita
Composition of Oil: L-Menthol, L-Menthone, Menthyl Acetate, Neomenthol, 1,8-Cineole, Menthofuran
Plant Part: Leaves or Flowers/Buds
Scent: Intensely Minty
Color: Clear to Yellow Hue
Initial Aroma Strength: Strong
Method of Extraction: Steam-Distilled
Peppermint Essential Oil (Piperita)- Description
Peppermint Essential Oil is extracted from an herb that is widely grown in Asia, Europe, or North America. This leafy herb grows close to the soil and grows into dark green luscious leaves with bundles of pinkish lavender flowers. The oil is in use for centuries in various purposes that are believed to be beneficial. The ancient uses and studies conducted to prove the benefits of peppermint all concluded that peppermint indeed is one of the most beneficial plants in human use.
After diluting Peppermint Essential Oil for skin use, there’s a cooling sensation that creates an unmatched experience. It is revitalizing and refreshing at the same time, thanks to its menthol content. For centuries now, this oil is being used for rejuvenating cold, cough, headaches, etc. Using Peppermint Essential Oil for hair can be beneficial for hair growth and itchy dry scalp.
Peppermint Essential Oil Uses
Peppermint Essential Oil contains powerful compounds that if overly exposed to the skin may cause irritations.
For external use, it is recommended to dilute a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil with a suitable carrier oil. Coconut oil is suitable for this purpose. Then, it can be applied on the forehead, face, and hair.
Internal use of Peppermint essential oil is not permissible at all even for curing indigestion or constipation. Eating raw peppermint leaves is an alternate way.
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Caution: Beware of excessive use as it may lead to nausea and headaches. For topical use, always dilute the oil with a carrier oil. We do not suggest the internal use of any essential oils. Keep it out of children’s reach. It is not recommended for a pregnant woman without a proper prescription by a specialist.