- origin USA, herb, steam distilled
Peppermint grows abundantly and invasively as a culinary herb. It's cooling oil is used extensively as a flavoring ingredient in gums and foods, and as an herbal treatment for gastric distress, toothaches, cramps, and more.
This oil is less useful for perfumery and moreso for therapeutic purposes, however it does pair well with Lavender for a simple and serene blend. Peppermint Super denotes a super high menthol content in this oil and you will definitely be able to feel it! The menthol content tests out at between 43-52% and leaves a lingering chill in the nose. There is a sweetness underlying the menthol as well which gets more well-rounded with time.
Menthol has analgesic properties to it, and at concentrations of 10% has been shown to assist in reducing migraine pain. Inhalation of this oil can help clear stuffy airways. It has antispasmodic properties which are beneficial for asthma constrictions.
Mood wise Peppermint is "cooling" which is appropriate to its chilly feel on skin. It assists with helping the mind achieve clarity, but does not over-energize. It can be used before bed for most people as a relaxing oil.
Blended properly into a fatty, oily, or alcoholic base it can be ingested, though a cup of peppermint tea is likely a better fit for digestive distress in most cases. However a drop or two used in a fancy alcoholic drink like a mojito will give a potent mint kick without all the muddling.
Peppermint essential oil is nontoxic, and non-irritant except at high concentrations. Dilution is important for skin application so that the menthol does not sensitize the skin over time. Peppermint oil is not compatible with homeopathic treatments. We do not recommend this mint oil for facial use because the menthol content is just too high and may irritate the more sensitive skin and eyes. Use on neck and shoulders, muscles, and other thicker skinned areas.
Please see the "Ingredients" tab for the GC/MS test results for this essential oil.
Blending: This oil is considered a top note. It makes a lovely, simple and serene blend with Lavender if you want to add a little floral edge to it. It also blends well with Balsam Peru (think vanilla mint candy), Benzoin, Rosemary, Marjoram, Litsea Cubeba, and other mint oils.
Aromatherapy uses: Stress, nervous tension, headaches and migraines, mental fatigue, nausea, muscle pain and soreness, inhalation for difficulty breathing and congestion
All essential oils bottled by Blissoma come from trusted suppliers that we have worked with for years now for production of our own product line. We are now offering these oils to our retail and professional clients because of their exceptional qualities. Every oil is 100% pure and natural with no adulteration or alterations.
Due to oils being lighter than water 9 g is 10 ml volume (.3 oz). 25 g is about 28 ml volume (1 oz). We are selling by weight because it is more exact.
Disclaimer: Statements made have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.