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Peppermint is a cross between water-mint and spearmint and is native to Europe. Historically, the herb has been known for its medicinal uses, and its impressively long history often gives it the prestigious title as the world’s oldest medicine. Peppermint oil is derived from the leaves of the peppermint plant or Mentha pipertita, a hybrid of the water mint and spearmint plants.
Botanical Name: Mentha x piperita
Plant Part: Herb
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Blends with: Basil, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin
Duration of use
Adults 18 and over:
Not for oral use. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes; if this happens, rinse thoroughly with vegetable oil. Topical: Do not use essential oils undiluted. Topical: Rub and/or massage into skin until solution vanishes. Local application (10% or less of body surface area): Mix 4 - 32 drops (0.20 - 1.6 ml) of essential oil in 20 ml of carrier oil. Apply to affected area up to 3 times per day. ,Body massage (more than 10% of the body surface area): Mix 4 - 20 drops (0.20 - 1 ml) of essential oil in 20 ml of carrier oil. Apply once daily. Bath: Add 2 — 8 drops of undiluted essential oil with the same amount of shampoo or liquid soap before adding it to the bath. Mix the water gently. For maximum benefit, remain in the bath for 10 minutes. Use 2 drops of undiluted essential oil the first time and increase by 1 drop per bath up to a maximum of 8 drops. Use once daily. Direct inhalation: Apply 1 — 6 drops of undiluted essential oil to a handkerchief/tissue and inhale occasionally. Up to 3 times per day. Steam inhalation: Add 3 — 12 drops of undiluted essential oil to a bowl of steaming water/facial steamer. Inhale slowly and deeply for 5 to 10 minutes. Up to 3 times per day.
Cautions and warnings
Known adverse reactions
Recommended storage conditions
This product has been approved by Health Canada.