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Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha Piperita)

$16.50 USD15 ml


While most people think of a peppermint stick that is given to you on the holidays, there is also a peppermint essential oil. It’s scent is just like a peppermint stick that you eat, and that tingly sensation works its way up your spine when inhaling it. It is a favorite among athletes for sports massages, helping with overworked muscles and joint pain. The refreshing scent can also give your mind a boost of positively if you are feeling down.


[dropcap style=”font-size: 25px; color: #ff9900;”]E[/dropcap]ssential Oil Characteristics

The Peppermint essential oil has a pale greenish or yellow liquid complexion with a highly penetrating, minty-grassy camphoraceous aroma.

The essential oil blends well with Basil, Balsam, Black Pepper, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Sweet Marjoram, Niaouli, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Pine, Ravensara aromatica, Rosemary, Tea Tree & Other Mints.

Peppermint essential oil has a thin consistency.

[dropcap style=”font-size: 25px; color: #76bc41;”]P[/dropcap]rincipal Constituents

Peppermint essential oil contains 29-48% of menthol, 20-31% of menthyl acetate, limonene, menthofuran, cineol, pulegone, among others.

[dropcap style=”font-size: 25px; color: #FF9900;”]S[/dropcap]cent Profile

Peppermint essential oil has a hot, minty, herbaceous aroma with a vegetative back note.

Perfumery Note: Top

Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong

[dropcap style=”font-size: 25px; color: #76bc41;”]B[/dropcap]otanical Name and Family

Botanical Name: Mentha Piperita

Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Synonyms: Brandy Mint, Balm Mint

[dropcap style=”font-size: 25px; color: #FF9900;”]S[/dropcap]upplemental Facts

Serving Size: 1 Drop

Servings Per Container: 250

Amount Per Serving: % DV*

Daily Value (DV) not established

Peppermint Flower: 60 mg

 [dropcap style=”font-size: 25px; color: #76bc41;”]C[/dropcap]ountry of Origin

The essential oil is cultivated, harvested and extracted from France, India or the USA. The Peppermint essential oil is cultivated throughout the world.

[dropcap style=”font-size: 25px; color: #ff9900;”]H[/dropcap]istory of Essential Oil

Mints have been cultivated and employed in human society since ancient times in Japan and China. Peppermint has been found in Egyptian tombs dating 1000 BC.

Peppermint has been extensively employed in Western and Eastern medicine for a wide variety of aliments including nausea, indigestion, sore throat, headaches, diarrhea, toothaches and cramp. In the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia, Peppermint is classified for treating flatulence, intestinal colic, vomiting in pregnancy, common cold and dysmenorrhea.

[dropcap style=”font-size: 25px; color: #76bc41;”]S[/dropcap]afety Data

Peppermint essential oil is Non-Toxic, Non-Irritant (except in concentration). The essential oil may cause possible sensitization in some individuals. Use in moderation. Avoid during pregnancy, while nursing, or on babies. Avoid use near eyes.

[dropcap style=”font-size: 25px; color: #76bc41;”]H[/dropcap]arvesting

The essential oil is cultivated, harvested and extracted from France, India or the USA.

The Peppermint essential oil is extracted from the flowering herb of the plant.

The essential oil is 100% pure & natural. Meaning, the essential oil comes from plants that are free from any kind of dilutions, chemicals or pesticides usage.

The extraction and harvesting methods focus on sustainability of the natural ecosystem, ensuring that the balance between human needs and nature’s bounty can coexist in harmony. We ensure that every essential oil sent to our customers are in its purest and natural form.

[dropcap style=”font-size: 25px; color: #ff9900;”]M[/dropcap]ethod of Extraction

The Peppermint essential oil is extracted via Steam Distillation from the flowering herb of the plant.

The botanical material (Mentha Piperita) is placed in a still and hot steam. The aromatic molecules from the plant material are released as the hot steam excretes out the oils kept within the plant material. The molecules of these precious and volatile oils escape the plant and evaporate into the steam.

The temperature of the steam is carefully controlled to ensure that the plant material and the essential oil are not burned but is hot enough for the extraction of the essential oils out of the plant.

The steam which contains the essential oil passes through a cooling system to condense the steam into a liquid. The liquid substance which contains both water and the essential oil are separated. The essential oils are then stored in a dark and cool environment to maintain optimal potency levels and reduce oxidation.

 [dropcap style=”font-size: 25px; color: #76bc41;”]C[/dropcap]emistry Testing

Using industry best practices, the Peppermint essential oil is tested with a Gas Chromotographic Spectrometer to ensure that correct beneficial compounds are at the essential levels required for a true therapeutic effect.

The essential oils must go through a meticulous quality assurance test to ensure that the essential oil has the right aroma, color and viscosity.

We only sell essential oils when they have met the required purity levels for therapeutic use.

[dropcap style=”font-size: 25px; color: #ff9900;”]C[/dropcap]ertifications

100% Pure and Natural: The plants are grown and processed to ensure they achieve industry leading purity levels and are 100% natural.

100% Pesticide-Free: Grown and harvested without use of harmful pesticides.

100% Pure: The therapeutic grade Peppermint essential oil contains no chemicals or dilutions.

View Certificate of Analysis for Peppermint

[dropcap style=”font-size: 25px; color: #ff9900;”]A[/dropcap]romatherapy Home Use:

Peppermint essential oil is used as a flavoring agent in pharmaceuticals and is an ingredient for digestive, cold and cough remedies.

It is also employed as a flavoring agent in a variety of food products including alcoholic, chewing gum and confectionery, soft drinks and tobacco. The plant is also used as a fragrance component in toothpaste, detergents, soaps, perfumes and cosmetics.

Peppermint is used as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antimicrobial, antipruritic, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, cephalic, carminative, cordial, cholagogue, expectorant, emmenagogue, hepatic, febrifuge, nervine, sudorific, stomachic, vermifuge, and vasoconstrictor.

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[dropcap style=”font-size: 25px; color: #ff0000;”]D[/dropcap]isclaimer

All information contained within this site is for reference purposes only and are not intended to substitute the advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or any other licensed health-care professional. Apollen products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease.

Never use an essential oil undiluted unless advised by your health care provider and certified aromatherapist. Keep essential oils away from infants, children, and all pets.

While some of Apollen’s essential oils are medical food grade, we do not advise the use of essential oils for internal use unless they are prescribed by your health care provider and certified aromatherapist. Only your health care provider and certified aromatherapist can prescribe the proper dosage and usage. Please check with your health care professional and certified aromatherapist before ingesting any essential oils.

Additional Information

Weight 0.359 kg
Dimensions 16 x 12 x 6 cm

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