Peppermint 100% Pure Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Colour: Clear with a Yellow Tinge
Perfumery Note: Top
Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong
Aromatic Description: Minty, reminiscent of peppermint candies, but more concentrated. More fragrant than spearmint.
Possible Uses: Asthma, colic, exhaustion, fever, flatulence, headache, nausea, scabies, sinusitis, vertigo. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 59-67.]
Constituents:Methyl Acetate, Mentone, Cineole, Limonene, Phellandrene, Pinene, Beta-Caryophyllene [Shirley Price, The Aromatherapy Workbook (Hammersmith, London: Thorsons, 1993), 54-5.]
Safety Information:Avoid in cardiac fibrillation, epilepsy, fever. Mucous membrane irritant and neurotoxin (toxic to the nerves). Some of this information applies to oral use, but is provided for informational purposes (no essential oil should be taken internally without the guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner). [Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 160.] May cause sensitization. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 175.]
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