Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint is a cross between Spearmint and Water mint plants. The plant is native to the Middle East and Europe. Today, it can be found in many regions of the world. It belongs to the Lamiaceae family of the plant kingdom and its genus is Mentha.

Peppermint grows to a height of 12 to 35 inches with dark green leaves which have a fuzzy appearance. It also produces flowers that are purple in color and have spikes. The leaves of the plant are used for the extraction of Peppermint Essential Oil which is pale yellow to transparent in color.

Product Name : Peppermint Essential Oil
Scientific Name : Mentha arvensis L.
Other Names : Mentha balsamea Wild
Country of Origin : India
Colour : It is vague yellow to transparent in color
Odor : It has fresh menthol like fragrance
Extraction Method : Steam Distillation
Components : Menthol, Menthyl Acetate, a-Pinene, Limonene, and Menthone.
Solubility : Soluble in alcohols
History

Peppermint was used in Japan and Chinese as a folk medicine. According to Greek Mythology, a nymph names 'Mentha' transformed into the herb that diffuses an alluring aroma during every step she took.

Uses

Peppermint Oil can be used to treat headaches. Blend a few drops of the oil with carrier oil and apply it on the forehead and temples for relief. It can also be used to reduce stress and exhaustion as the oil's fragrance is very refreshing which can help in boosting the mood. It can further help in reducing cold and fever. For this, apply the blend of this oil with carrier oil on your chest and head for relief.

Therapeutic benefits

Peppermint Oil is carminative in nature which makes it very effective in treating stomach related problems and keeping the digestive system healthy. It can further help in reducing muscle aches and pain in the joints. The people who are suffering from urinary tract infections can benefit from this oil. Peppermint Essential Oil also helps in improving the blood circulation and ensures that all the parts of the body are receiving nutrients. Moreover, the oil is effective for PMS, headaches, skin and overall health of the body.

Blends well with

This oil blends well with Geranium, Grapefruit, Tea Tree, Lemon, and Lavender.

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