Peppermint Essential Oil
Scientific name : Mentha piperita
Oil origin : Herb
Extraction : Steam distillation
Aroma : Strong, sharp, minty
Odor strength: Very high
Evaporation : Top note
Origin : India
Peppermint essential oil is one of the most widely used and versatile essential oils in the world. It has an unmistakable minty scent that is wonderful to incorporate in countless applications. Peppermint is autochthonous to Europe, a hybrid between watermint and spearmint, and has naturalized itself across the globe, spanning from the United States to Australia to India. India accounts for over 75% of the world’s production. The essential oil is commonly use in dental applications, shampoos, soaps, aromatherapy, insect repellent formulations, and food flavorings.
The pain relieving properties of peppermint oil are well documented as it imparts a cooling sensation upon application, effectively numbing pain. Not only does it reduce the physical discomfort of pain but it actively works to heal the wound itself, as it contains anti inflammatory compounds. This property makes peppermint oil useful for headaches and migraines as well as sore muscles and arthritic joints.
Peppermint essential oil contains powerful disinfectant properties which are can be applied in a variety of applications. When a few drops of peppermint oil are added to a toothbrush or mouthwash it cleanses the mouth and leaves the breath refreshingly crisp. Studies have proven that those who use peppermint oil in dental care have less cavities. Peppermint oil can also be a natural substitute to bleach and other harmful chemicals and used to used to clean countertops and bathrooms alike, purging unwanted bacteria and microbes.
Peppermint oil stimulates the circulation of blood flow, delivering necessary nutrients throughout the body, therefore it is commonly used in shampoos and hair formulas for those suffering from alopecia. You can simply add a few drops into your shampoo or hair formulation to reap the benefits. It is also considered antiviral and is particularly effective against the herpes virus. HBNO recommends diffusing peppermint oil throughout the air for a refreshing aroma with the added benefits of cleansing the air from bacteria and viruses.
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Safety precautions : All products are for external use only. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application.
Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from eye area. Keep out of reach of children.
Peppermint Essential Oil