CAS Number: 8006-90-4 ; 84082-70-2
FEMA Number: 2848
EINECS Number: 282-015-4
Product Code: PEO1129
INCI Name: Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil
True Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) is thought to be a hybrid from two other species of Mentha: Watermint (Mentha aquatica) and Spearmint (Mentha spicata) and was first described by Carl Linneaus in 1753. A high Menthol content - like that found in our Peppermint Oil - distinguishes the best quality Peppermint from other products.
The main constituent of peppermint is Menthol, a potent compound which unto itself causes a quick physical response when inhaled or applied the the skin. It produces a sensation of coolness which the body counteracts by increasing blood flow to the area of application, producing a warming effect. Menthol is liberally used in candies, breath fresheners and beverages, but is also used as a cooling agent in popular over-the-counter muscle and joint preparations.
With its beautiful, fresh, intense minty aroma, Peppermint Essential Oil offers numerous applications within beauty, cosmetic, aromatherapy and soapmaking applications. It is used to relieve upset skin due to bug bites or after spending too much time in the sun. Peppermint Essential Oil is also revered for its many therapeutic properties and is helpful when looking to reduce unwanted bacteria and viruses as well as reduce pain and inflammation. Frequently used in dental care due to its effective and refreshing properties, Peppermint also helps alleviate occasional stomach upset, promotes healthy respiratory function and can even help with allergy relief. It is also great to add to your hair care routine as it nourishes and balances a dull, oily scalp.
Emotionally and energetically, Peppermint Essential Oil is a refreshing and stimulating oil that is both soothing and enlightening. Peppermint's cool and clearing nature makes it ideal for stimulating mental agility and improving concentration for the tasks at hand. Peppermint Essential Oil awakens and refreshes the senses, often helping to promote self-confidence and stimulate new ideas and creativity.