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Peppermint – Benefits And Uses

Essential Oil Profile

Botanical Name : Mentha Balsamea
Country of Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Steam distillation of leaves and stems
Scent Profile: Peppermint begins with sweet, green notes that give way to camphorous mint. Beyond the refreshing coolness lies hints of warm vanilla. This scent is considered a top note.

Therapeutic Properties / Health Benefits

Peppermintis a fragrant herb that belongs to the mint family. It's a cross between spearmint and watermint, and it's a hybrid mint. It can be found in North America and Europe in the wild.

Peppermint essential oil is derived from the leaves of thepeppermintplant and has a wide range of applications.

Peppermintalleviates stomach discomfort by eliminating cramps and bloating, and improving overall digestion while preventing nausea resulting from pregnancy and motion sickness. It also reduces the discomfort of respiratory-related conditions such as cough and sore throat by decongesting and soothing respiratory passageways.

IBS has been the subject of some of the most extensive studies into the effects ofpeppermint oil.Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal (GI) disorder that causes abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation.

One of the main chemical components ofpeppermint oil, menthol, has been used to treat functional dyspepsia in combination with caraway. Bloating and pain in the stomach are common symptoms of this illness.

Therapeutic Properties

Health Benefits

Refreshes spirit Alleviates symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Improves concentration Alleviates discomfort from respiratory conditions
Stimulates mental agility Relieves nausea and headaches
Relieves boating and other gas discomforts


Acne Control: Peppermintregulates the secretion of sebum to prevent excess oil from clogging pores and trapping dirt while eliminating skin bacteria.

  • How to use for face care
    Add one drop ofessential oil to one dollop of your face cream or lotion and apply every two days. Do not be tempted to add more oil. Higher doses do not work better than regular applications.

How to use for body care
Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of carrier oil. Massage into affected area in gentle, even motions. If pain persists, consult a professional practitioner.


Oil Control: Peppermintcan balance the oil production by moderating sebum secretion in the scalp glands, making it for use with dry or oily hair.

Promotes hair growth: Peppermintcan balance the oil production by moderating sebum secretion in the scalp glands, making it for use with dry or oily hair.

How to use
Dilutepeppermint essential oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil, or sweet almond oil and use in a scalp massage oil.


- In a nebuliser
- In an oil burner
- In baths or inhalation

Blends well with

Peppermint oil blends well with ginger, eucalyptus, rosemary, lavender, marjoram, lemon and vanilla.

Caution/Side effects

Store in dark, cool area to prevent oxidisation. Oxidised oil may cause allergic reaction.

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