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Peppermint Essential Oil
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Peppermint essential oil has a powerful, sweet, menthol aroma.

Botanical Name: Mentha x piperita Linnaeus

Common Name: Peppermint

Plant Part: Flowers and Leaves

Form: Essential Oil

Family: Lamiaceae

Synonyms: Balm mint

Origin: Crossing of the two parent species occurred in the wild, with the actual origin uncertain. It has naturalized in many parts of the world, including North America.

Botanical Description: Aerial parts of the plant.

Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of the flowering plant.

Aroma Profile: Peppermint oil has a very fresh, grassy, buttery top note. The middle note is strong, grassy, minty and deep, with a balsamic and sweet undertone. Its dry out note is sweet and clean.

Major Constituents: Menthol (29 to 50%), menthone (16 to 25%), menthyl acetate (5%), isomenthone, menthofuran, piperitone.

Common Adulterants: Synthetic menthol, Cornmint (Mentha arvensis)

Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20

Aroma Benefits: vitalizing, refreshing, cooling

Blends Well With: The oil blends well with lavender, rosemary, lemon eucalyptus, tea tree, lemon and orange.

Safety Data: Non-toxic. A mild skin irritant and allergen. Avoid during pregnancy.

Directories: Essential Oils

Description: Peppermint essential oil has a powerful, sweet, menthol aroma.

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