Peppermint (Indian) Essential Oil
Peppermint oil has been used for medical purposes as well as in different industries for centuries but until recently, the positive qualities hadn’t been measured. Once scientists took the initiative to research the properties of it, they found a plant that had countless benefits. Thousands of people throughout the world have seen and felt the firsthand effects of using peppermint oil and through continued research and use. Peppermint oil is steam distilled from the flowering plant Mentha piperita. This top note has a minty, hot, and herbaceous scent that is popular in soaps, room sprays, and cleaning recipes. Mild climate stress in the growing conditions of the plant increases the oil content and sesquiterpene levels in the oil. Peppermint essential oil blends well with grapefruit, marjoram, pine, eucalyptus, or rosemary.
Blends Well With
Basil, benzoin, black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, niaouli, pine, rosemary, and tea tree.
This oil can cause skin sensitization. Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.
Before using topically, perform a small patch test on your inner forearm or back by applying a small quantity of diluted essential oil and apply a bandage. Wash the area if you experience any irritation. If no irritation occurs after 48 hours it is safe to use on your skin.
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