Peppermint (Indian) Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Mentha piperita
Country of Origin:
India
Plant Part:
Whole Herb
Distillation Method:
Steam
Cultivation:
Certified Organic
Overall Profile
Monoterpenols
48.50%
Ketones
26.89%
Esters
7.95%
Primary Constituents
menthanol
41.65%
menthone
22.48%
menthyl acetate
7.17%
eucalyptol
5.47%
p-menthone
4.41%
  • 1oz -
    $7.71
  • 4oz -
    $41.45
  • 8oz -
    $78.50
  • 16oz -
    $153.90
  • 1Kg -
    $304.20
  • Sample -
    $2.50

Wholesale Certified Organic Peppermint Essential Oil

100% pure Peppermint oil, steam distilled from Peppermint herb certified-Certified Organic in India. A nice, well-rounded and full-bodied, eye-opening peppermint. This Peppermint Oil from India is of the highest therapeutic quality and is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.

ABOUT THE PLANT

A member of the diverse mint family, Peppermint is thought to be a hybrid of Watermint and Spearmint. This relatively tall (11-39 inches) perennial plant has sharply-toothed leaves and produces small white or purple flowers. Native to the Mediterranean and eastern Asian regions, it is now cultivated in more temperate climes the world over.

ABOUT THE OIL

This Peppermint essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and tops of plants Certified Organically grown in India. Growers harvest Peppermint just before the herb goes to flower to capture the best aroma compounds. When allowed to mature further, the quality of the resulting oil may degrade to a sharper, less sweet and less complex aroma.

Aromatherapy Notes

Peppermint oil is considered an indispensable part of any aromatherapy toolkit. This Peppermint essential oil has a bright, green floral top note followed by a zesty, citrus middle note and undertones of sweet balsamic and a touch of menthol. Some good companion blending oils include: Rosemary, Benzoin, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram and Eucalyptus.

Traditional Uses

Classically peppermint oil was used solely as a digestive aid, an anti-nauseant and to counteract halitosis (bad breath) until the 16th century when physicians began to experiment with it more broadly.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Analgesic, Anesthetic, Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Antiphlogistic, Antispasmodic, Astringent, Carminative, Cephalic, Cholagogue, Decongestant, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Hepatic, Nervine, Stimulant (digestive), Stomachic, Sudorific, Vasoconstrictor, Vermifuge.

The main constituent of peppermint is menthol, a potent compound which unto itself causes a quick physical response when inhaled or applied the the skin. It produces a sensation of coolness which the body counteracts by increasing blood flow to the area of application, producing a warming effect. Menthol is often found in sports creams, chest rubs, and cough drops for this reason.

Psychological

  • Awakening and enlivening
  • Combats depression
  • Strengthening, soothing and stimulating
  • Improves concentration, focus and mental acuity

Digestive System

  • Increases choleric activity (stimulates the liver and gall bladder)
  • Inhibits muscle spasms in the intestines
  • Encourages smooth muscle (intestine) peristalsis and may be beneficial for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Relieves dyspepsia, nausea, stomach pains, and diarrhea
  • Quells effects of food poisoning

Circulatory System

  • Improves blood flow

Muscles & Joints

  • Eases arthritic pain
  • Soothes muscle tightness and stiffness

Respiratory System

  • Opens and clears congested airways
  • Combats asthmatic symptoms

Application and Use

Safety

Considered non-toxic, it is a mild irritant (due to the high menthol content). Undiluted use on any skin, especially the face is not recommended. Direct or indirect contact with the eyes will cause irritation. Peppermint oil should not be used with children under two years of age, therefore we suggest using Peppermints more mild and sweet cousin: Spearmint.