Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. Purple color spikes, plants 30-90 cm tall. Indigenous to Mediterranean region of Southern Europe. In the early 19th century, bringing to United States and Western Asia.
Mentha was established by Carolus Linnaeus in 1753. About 30 species have been recorded. Now more than 600 species in horticulture because of the easy natural hybridization between species and the wide range of artificial hybridization. Adaptable, under 2,000 meters above sea level, grow well with plenty of sunshine and moisture. Sufficient sunshine lead to higher production and levels of menthol in the mint oil. All plants can produced essential oils, but the leaves are the main part.
Benefits: Revitalising, invigorating, cooling
Focusing Diffuser Recipes
2 drops Peppermint Oil
2 drops Rosemary Oil
2 drops Grapefruit Oil
For topical application, refer dilution ratios here.
|Country of Origin
||Flowers & Leaves|
||Menthol, menthone, eucalyptol, menthyl acetate, cineole, limonene, beta-pinene and beta-caryophyllene.|
||clear to pale yellow|
||Metha, cool and refreshing, herbaceous|
|Strength of Initial Aroma
||Medium to high|
||Most all essential, blends well with basil, cypress, lemon, lime, lavender, rosemary|
Non-toxic, non-irritant except in concentration. Menthol may cause allergy for some individuals, use in moderation. Do not use during pregnancy. Peppermint essential oil has a strong stimulating effect on the body, avoid using on those with a history of heart disease and epilepsy patients.