Botanical Name:Mentha x piperita
Country of Origin:Western U.S.
Extraction Method:Steam Distilled
Strength of Aroma:Strong
Aromatic Scent:Fresh, cool, grassy-minty scent that is cleaner, smoother, and more refined than Indian Peppermint
Blends Well With:Basil Linalool, Coriander Seed, Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Geranium Egyptian, Lavender, Lemon, Palmarosa, Black Pepper, Rosemary 1,8-Cineole, Spearmint, Vanilla C02, Wintergreen, Ylang Ylang Complete, and Spruce Hemlock.
Cautions:Do not apply to or near the face of infants or children. We recommend a max dilution of 5% for topical applications.
Please Note:The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
Peppermint Western U.S. is regarded as higher quality than non-U.S. Peppermints because it has a smoother, more refined odor. This is due to several minor constituents being at slightly different levels. Peppermint Western U.S. has a higher menthol content (desirable, as this is the main therapeutic constituent) and a lower pulegone content (also desirable, as this is a less pleasant constituent).
Peppermint is stimulating, and when diffused can help uplift the spirit and enhance alertness. I t can also relieve the discomfort of an upset tummy, and support healthy digestive and respiratory systems.
Because of its higher menthol content, Peppermint has a cooling effect which can help when you are feeling under the weather and is also great for discomfort.
Add well-diluted to a carrier oil for an uplifting massage. Add a couple of drops of peppermint to some distilled water or witch hazel and shake well for a cooling spray during menopausal “power surges” (please avoid spraying around the eyes).
Plant Therapy Peppermint Western US Essential Oil
A SPECIAL VARIETY OF PEPPERMINT: Peppermint Western U.S. essential oil is a particularly unique type of peppermint oil and is a must-have for anyone who enjoys the scent and the benefits of peppermint!
AIDS IN DIGESTION: Peppermint is well-known to have a soothing effect on upset stomachs. You can diffuse the oil to calm nausea, or dilute to up to 5% with a carrier oil and rub onto the stomach.
BATCH SPECIFIC GC-MS REPORTS ON EVERY OIL: Every bottle of oil from Plant Therapy goes through multiple rounds of testing including organoleptic and multiple rounds of GC-MS testing by a third-party laboratory.