Peppermint Premium Organic Essential Oil

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Peppermint Premium Organic Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
Plant Part: Flowering herb
Extraction Method: Steam

Description: A perennial herb that can grow to 1 meter in height. Peppermint has hairy leaves with serrated edges and purple spiked flowers. Peppermint is known for its high menthol content. In fact, that menthol level is so high that crystals can sometimes form on the leaves and indeed the extracted oil (which melts at around 40 degrees).

Colour: Pale off white to light yellow

Consistency: Thin

Note: Top

Strength of Aroma: Medium

Blends Well With: Peppermint blends well with Basil, Bergamot, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Niaouli, Pine, Rosemary, Spearmint and Thyme.

Aromatic Scent: Peppermint has a sharp, penetrating mint scent based on its high menthol content. The sweetness of the vapor makes it easy to see why it is such a common flavoring and scenting agent.

History: Peppermint and its name have its roots in Greek mythology. Pluto - god of the dead - fell in love with Minthe, herself a beautiful nymph. Pluto's goddess wife Persephone became jealous and turned Minthe into a plant, but out of respect for her beauty, she ensured that she would have a wonderful and fragrant aroma.

Cautions: Peppermint can be sensitizing due to the menthol content. Best avoided during pregnancy.
Important Note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.

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