A perennial herb with pleasingly pointed green leaves, peppermint is grown throughout many regions of the globe, particularly Europe and Northern Africa. Its strong minty aroma is very evident, even upon gently brushing the plant, and its fragrance has a sweet note, along with a hint of pepper, as its name implies. Peppermint is widely used in candy, food and drinks, and it is regarded as one of the most important essential oils in aromatherapy!
Plant Part Used
Strong. Bold & minty.
Refreshing, relaxing and stimulating. Heightens spirits, and deepens insight.
Blends Well With
Basil, Black Pepper, Cacao, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Niaouli, Pine, Ravensara, Rosemary, Spearmint, Tea Tree
History of Peppermint
Peppermint has long been used for a variety of purposes. The bracing aroma of peppermint is pungent and reviving, but sweet and slightly floral subtleties lie within, which may contribute to its ability to be both uplifting and calming. It is a versatile oil and is often used to make toothpaste and even to help keep pesky intruders such as bugs and mice from entering your home!
Using Peppermint Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
Holiday Spirit Blend
Ramp up the festive season by mingling the aromas of holiday favorites!
This bracing blend should be kept in the car for when you need alertness and calm on the roads.
Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of Peppermint essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin, or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps and other body care products!