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Peppermint Essential Oil

Mentha piperita

Peppermint Essential Oil

In Ancient Greece, wreaths of peppermint were worn on the head at feasts, and tables were decorated with it. In England, in the 18th century, there were famous peppermint fields in Mitcham, in Surrey. Nowadays, most of the peppermint essential oil comes from the United States and is used to peppermint flavor toothpaste and chewing gum.

PEPPERMINT Essential Oil Datafile

Botanical Name

Mentha piperita

Plant Type

Vigorous herb with fresh, minty scented leaves

Oil From



Powerfully fresh, sharp, and cooling

Geographical Origin

United States

Safety Notes

Nontoxic, however, this is a strong oil so use in low concentration. Not advised for people with high blood pressure, pregnant women, infants and small children


Analgesic, antispasmodic, expectorant, decongestant

Key Use

Digestive, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation

Other Uses

Muscular aches, cramps, osteoarthritis, coughs, sinusitis


Invigorating and bright, helps headaches and mental stress

Blends with

Lemon, Ginger, Black Pepper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Rosemary

Diffuser Recipe for Peppermint Essential Oil

Cough Stopper

2 drops peppermint

2 drops lemon

1 drop frankincense

1 drop eucalyptus

Sinus Opener

2 drops peppermint

2 drops eucalyptus

2 drops lemon

Headache Helper

2 drops lavender

3 drops peppermint

2 drops frankincense

1 drop lemon

1 drop basil

Nausea Relief

2 drops fennel

2 drops peppermint

1 drop ginger

1 drop chamomile

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