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Peppermint ORGANIC essential oil

Product Code: ORP01
Organic Peppermint has a fresh, minty, hot, herbaceous aroma with a vegetative back note. It is one of the most beneficial essential oils for the digestive system. It is also used to treat respiratory problems and to improve focus and concentration.
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  • Species: Mentha piperita
  • Plant family: Lamiaceae
  • Origin: UK
  • Note: Middle
  • Extraction method: Steam distilled
  • Peppermint is a perennial herb that is native to the Mediterranean. It is also widely cultivated in the UK, USA, China and Japan. Peppermint essential oil is steam distilled from the plant’s flowering tops and leaves.

    The medicinal properties of Peppermint have long been recognised. It has been cultivated since ancient times in Japan and China and evidence of its use was also found in Egypt, in a tomb dating back to 1000 BC. The word Peppermint is derived from the Latin word ‘mente’ meaning ‘thought’, as it is reported that the Romans used Peppermint as a tonic for the brain.

    Today, Peppermint is one of the best essential oils for treating digestive upsets and for helping to improve concentration and clarity of thought.

    The different types of Peppermint can be distinguished via their menthol content. Peppermint from the UK generally contains 60-70% menthol, Chinese or Japanese Peppermint contains approx 85% and Peppermint from the USA contains approx 50% menthol. Peppermint essential oil derived from Mentha piperita is considered to be the superior to that of Mentha arvensis.


    Safety Note:
    Use in only small amounts in the bath and on the skin. Avoid during pregnancy and with children under 7.
     
    Skin:
      
    Organic Peppermint has a soothing, cooling effect on the skin. It can help to reduce redness and inflammation and calm irritation and itchiness. It is good to use in a facial steam to deeply cleanse and decongest the skin, particularly where acne is present.
     
    Mind:
    Organic Peppermint helps to stimulate the mind and improve concentration, mental agility and focus. It is beneficial for treating mental fatigue and depression, helping to stimulate the spirit and alleviate feelings of negativity and insecurity.

    Body:

    Organic Peppermint soothes the stomach and aids digestion. It is beneficial for all types of digestive problems including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, indigestion, cramps and irritable bowel. It can also help to relieve migraines and headaches. Peppermint’s high menthol content makes it an excellent expectorant which is useful for treating respiratory problems such as coughs and colds. It also has a soothing effect on muscular, aches, pains and strains when applied externally.

    Blends well with:
    Benzoin, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, Tea Tree.


    Disclaimer:
     The information provided is for personal information and interest. It is not intended to offer a medicinal treatment for any condition. Please consult your GP or nurse if you have any health concerns whatsoever. Essential oils are not to be used undiluted and are not to be taken internally. Keep out of reach of children. If using an essential oil on your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body first (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier). If you have any questions about using essential oils please click on our Ask the Expert link above.

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