Feel the fresh, cool breeze of Peppermint Essential Oil awakening your mind and refreshing your spirit with its minty magic.
In ancient Roman mythology, Pluto was in love with a Nymph called Mentha (her name is where we get the word “menthol” from). Pluto’s wife turned Mentha into a plant in a jealous rage. Despite all his powers, Pluto couldn’t undo the curse, so he gave Mentha a sweet smell and bestowed many healing powers upon her leaves, so she would always be valued and never forgotten.
A hybrid plant of two different types of mint (Watermint and Spearmint), Peppermint has been enjoyed in its various forms for centuries by different cultures around the world.
It was cultivated in England in the early 17th century, but records show it was also used by Ancient Egyptians and in Traditional Chinese Medicine for its healing properties. Its fresh scent was enjoyed as a garden staple and the herbal teas made from its leaves provided digestive relief.
Naturally cooling and relaxing, Peppermint plants and their essential oils are known for their soothing properties. The icy-cold feeling that Peppermint oil has on the skin (thanks to its high levels of menthol!) relieves aching muscles after exercise and works to soothe itchy skin caused by bug bites.
Its minty, refreshing fragrance is also an effective remedy for weary travelers or mums with morning sickness.
Every essential oil unit comes in an amber frosted glass bottle with an easy to use dropper and includes a batch number and best before date. The Certificate of Analysis (CoA) and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) are available upon request.
If diffusing isn’t an option, directly inhale Peppermint Oil from the bottle to help relieve motion sickness. If the journey is too bumpy to hold a small open bottle, a few drops of oil on a handkerchief or in a face mask can help soothe a dodgy stomach and let you lay back and relax.
In extremely cold temperatures, Menthol can freeze and form crystals in Peppermint Oil. This is only likely in very cold climates or if you are storing your essential oils in the fridge - warming the oil up to room temperature will dissolve them very quickly.
Peppermint Oil is much more concentrated than Peppermint extract and it can be hard to determine the correct amount to use in a recipe - as too much Peppermint Oil can lead to an overdose. It’s not recommended to consume essential oils, especially without the recommendation of a medical professional. If you’re really in a pinch, creme de menthe or peppermint schnapps are perfect for baking with!