Odor: Fresh, cool, green-herbaceous, grassy-minty with a deep balsamic-sweet undertone
Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong
Blends Well With: marjoram oil, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, lemon oil, and rosemary oil, rose geranium oil, sweet orange oil, frankincense oil
Botanical Name:Mentha piperita
Composition: 100% Pure Peppermint Essential Oil
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Aerial Parts
Color: Clear to pale yellow
100% PURE PROPERTIES Peppermint oil is well-known for the dramatic effect it has on the body and mind. In the body, it is particularly well-suited for opening the breath, and relaxing an overworked body. Adding a few drops of peppermint to a massage oil or lotion and rubbed on after a yoga session or enthusiastic hike can do wonders for restoring feelings of comfort and ease. Peppermint is one of the first oils we reach for whenever we need to clear the air or restore balance to the family.
SUGGESTED USES Add a few drops to your hair care routine as it nourishes and balances for healthy scalp. Add to our toothpaste for effective and refreshing properties.
CAUTION Though it is non-toxic and non-irritating, peppermint may be sensitizing because of its high menthol content, causing irritation to the skin and mucous membranes. Do not use on children younger than 7 years of age. Do not take internally.
ESSENTIAL OIL HOW-TO
1. DIFFUSE ✨
Put a diffuser by your bed and diffuse oils while you sleep at night or in the family room while you’re reading or winding down in the evening. Throughout the day, diffuse for work or study with oils that improves brain power or energy. This is also a good way to add the scent of an essential oil to a room.
2. INHALE ✨
Clear your mind then inhale directly from an open bottle or rub a drop of oil between your palms and breathe in the aroma. Do as needed throughout the day. Several drops of essential oil are placed on a cotton ball or tissue and allowed to evaporate into the air.
3. SKIN APPLICATION ✨
Besides your face and body, the most common places to apply oils are the bottoms of feet, chest, temple and pulse points. Apply 2 to 3 drops (a little goes a long way) right on the skin, or combine 5 to 10 drops with a Carrier Oil like Jojoba, Avocado or Rosehips oil. IMPORTANT: Just because it’s from a plant doesn’t mean it’s safe to rub on your skin, or breathe, or eat, even if it’s “pure.” Natural substances can be irritating or cause allergic reactions. Like anything else you put on your skin, it’s best to test a little bit on a small area and see how your skin responds.
4. BATHS ✨
Add 6-10 drops of essential oil to bath water or use with sea salts or Carrier Oil for a soothing bath and moisturised skin.
5. MASSAGE ✨
When you visit the massage centre, it’s always a good idea to bring your own favourite oil! Or give yourself a massage at home for a good night sleep. Make your own massage oil by adding 20-25 drops diluted to 1/2 cup of Carrier Oil. Start by massaging the feet as it allows oils to quickly absorb into skin.
6. SPRAY ✨
Add 6-10 drops of essential oil to water in a glass spray bottle, shake well before use. Spray into the air to deodorise a room or set a refreshing mood. You might also want to use a solution of water and your favourite essential oil as a yoga mat cleaner. Always shake well before use.
ESSENTIAL OIL SAFETY TIPS
This guide is not meant as a substitute for medical advice. Definitely talk to your doctor for any medical condition!
If you have easily irritated skin, try using essential oils with a carrier oil first. If redness occurs, apply carrier oil to the area to dilute the essential oil.
Citrus oils can increase sun sensitivity so avoid sun for 12 hours after applying on skin.
To retain their potency keep essential oils stored away from sunlight and moisture.
Essential oils are extremely concentrated and can rub off nail polish and even melt plastic.
Avoid plastic containers for storing essential oils. Stick to glass bottles.
Oils, and carrier oils, can stain clothing, towels and furniture —so be careful!
Avoid using metal or plastic utensils or containers to mix or apply essential oils. Stick to glass or ceramic.
Always consult your doctor before using essential oils if you’re on any medication prescription. Your doctor can make sure it’s safe for you and rule out any side effects, like affecting your prescriptions.
Don’t use essential oils on a baby unless your pediatrician says it’s OK.
Keep all essential oils locked away out of children’s sight and reach.
Stop using essential oils if you notice a rash, little bumps, boils, or just itchy skin -- take a break, gently wash it off with water.
Avoid essential oils if you’re pregnant, include wormwood, rue, oak moss, Lavandula stoechas, camphor, parsley seed, clary sage, rosemary, and hyssop.