- Botany: Peppermint is a perennial plant that is a hybrid of Spearmint and a water mint and comes from France, England, and the United States. It is part of the Lamiaceae botanical family.
- Scent Profile: Top to mid note that has a potent fresh menthol scent that is invigorating, while inspiring a sense of peace.
- Supports healthy circulation
- Excellent relief from nausea, gastrointestinal discomfort, and other digestive ailments
- Can help with the symptoms of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
- Pain relief for musculoskeletal aches, pains, stiffness, cramps, and inflammation
- Relieves symptoms of headaches and migraines
- Aids in focus and concentration
- Supports PMS symptom relief especially for cramps
- Pregnancy: helps with nausea, digestive relief, heartburn, hemorrhoids, energy boosts, respiratory support, and improves focus, helps with general discomfort, backaches, cramps, and breast tenderness. In Labor & Delivery, it helps to turn the baby into delivery position. It can be used after birth to decrease milk supply
- Respiratory tract health and support for coughs, head colds, common colds, and the flu
- In general, Peppermint is stimulating, refreshing, and uplifting and can help with nervousness and depression
- Supports the Throat chakra associated with expression and communication.
- Blends well with: Clary Sage, Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus radiata, Fennel, Hyssop ct 1,8 cineole, Juniper Berry, Laurel, Lavender, Lemon, May Chang, Niaouli, Ravintsara, Rosemary ct cineole, Spearmint, Thyme ct linalool, ct gerianol, or ct thymol, and Wintergreen.
- Peppermint oil should not be applied to the facial region or near the nose of infant or small children due to risk of spasm and respiratory arrest.
- Avoid undiluted application to open wounds and sensitive skin.
Peppermint is a potent essential oil and reactions range from mildly heating or cooling to burning.
- Caution when using internally for individuals who have Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
- It is safe to use during the pregnancy, but it can decrease milk supply if you are nursing and should not be used on or near the face of babies and young children.
- Contraindications via all methods of application: Cardiac fibrillation and G6PD deficiency.