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Peppermint essential oil has a powerful, sweet, menthol aroma.
Common Name: Peppermint
Plant Part: Flowers and Leaves
Form: Essential Oil
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.