Peppermint - 100% PURE Essential Oil
Because of Peppermint's high menthol content which produces a very sharp, fresh, and penetrating scent, it's a definite 'must-have' for your medicine cabinet. This marvelous oil creates a minty vapor for positive, and exhilarating effects when diffused or rolled onto the body.
For a complete guide as to the uses of essential oils in aromatherapy, we suggest: [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 60-66.]
Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis
Plant Part: Herb
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Blends With: Basil, Bergamot, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Niaouli, Pine, Rosemary, Spearmint, and Thyme.
Product Abstract: There are several species of the mentha arvensis, a perennial herb that can grow to 3 feet in height. It has hairy leaves with serrated edges and spiked purple flowers and spreads by way of its underground runners. The leaves sometimes form menthol crystals on their leaves and is one of the oldest document medicinal herbs.
Cautions: Dilute very well before use; for external use only.