Peppermint/Mentha Piperita

This perennial herb has serrated-edged leaves and white, occasionally mauve or pink flowers. Among the many types of mint grown, peppermint is the most important commercially and medicinally. Peppermint is a very fast growing plant that spreads very quickly. The Ancient Egyptians used peppermint as a ritual perfume and it was an ingredient of the sacred incense Kyphi.
Therapeutic properties: Peppermint has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, decongestant, carminative, and tonic properties.
Ayurveda Medicine: Balances the Pitta Dosha, decreases the Kapha Dosha and has no effect on the Vata Dosha.
Perfume Key Qualities: Awakening, cooling and head clearing.

Peppermint is said to activate intuition and the Higher Mind. Peppermint can cool any resistance to new information. Peppermint clarifies and promotes clarity in communication and concentration. Peppermint also promotes healthy self-esteem, integrity and ethics. It can aid one in discovering one’s hidden gifts and strengths. It calms the nerves while it stimulates the conscious mind. And promotes inspiration and insights. Peppermint can help to dispel the Ego and also assist in overcoming feelings of inferiority. It is cleansing and helpful to those who want to live an ethical life. It is used in purification blends. Peppermint can increase sensitivity, awareness and perception, bringing an alertness, even in the dream state that helps one to remember and take in the wisdom from other worlds.

Origin: India
Essential Oil: A clear to pale yellow or green essential oil is steam distilled from the flowering herb.
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part Used: Flowering herb
CAS Numbers: 8006-90-4
Aroma Description: Minty and refreshing.
Note: Middle
Odor Intensity: 7


Dilution of oil is always recommended. May cause skin irritation in some individuals and a skin test is recommended prior to use. Store into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life. Do not use during pregnancy.


These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drugs Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease(s).


The information has been extracted from books written by Beverely Hawkins, (West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy) Vancouver, Canada.

Hawkins, B. (1999). West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy.

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