Peppermint Essential Oil

Feel the fresh, cool breeze of Peppermint Essential Oil awakening your mind and refreshing your spirit with its minty magic.

  • An incredibly versatile oil that helps in relieving stress, tension & relaxes a tired mind; direct inhalation helps to reduce feelings of nausea
  • Great for diffusion at home & office - it's minty, invigorating scent boosts energy, refreshes your spirit, alleviates feelings of depression and calms an irritated mind
  • Effective for topical use - when used as a cooling massage oil, it relieves fatigue, muscle spasms, muscle tension and soothes inflamed skin; this oil can also be used to relieve a headache
  • Organic, sustainable and ethically sourced - this 100% pure, non-gmo essential oil of Peppermint comes with an easy to use dropper to ensure no wastage, no messiness; we use 100% recyclable packaging
  • High quality, GC/MS tested - all our oils are ethically produced and are free from pesticides or chemical fertilisers
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Description

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.

icon-attributes Product Attributes

Ethically sourced

Water-soluble

Pesticides

Chemical fertilisers

Toxic

Organic

Non-GMO

Cruelty-free

Therapeutic grade

GC/MS Tested

icon-specifications Specifications

  • Botanical name: Mentha piperita
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Aroma: Refreshing, Camphoraceous
  • Plant part: Leaf
  • Note classification: Top
  • Extraction method: Steam distillation
  • Appearance: Colourless to Pale yellow liquid
  • Usage: Aromatherapy and Topical applications

icon-safety_info Safety Information

  • Iryasa Essential Oils are highly concentrated - always dilute with an appropriate carrier oil before using directly on skin
  • Not for internal use, except if directed by an expert or a qualified practitioner.
  • Never use undiluted essential oils near eyes or mucous membranes.
  • Store in a dark, cool and dry place.
  • Keep out of reach of children.

icon-how_to_use How to Use

  • Diffuse 8-12 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil per 100mL water to relieve tension and rejuvenate tired mind
  • Direct inhalation from the bottle may help reduce feelings of nausea and also relieve stress
  • Diluting in a suitable carrier oil such as Sweet Almond Oil or Coconut Oil can make for a great massage oil that not only soothes aching muscles but also lends the skin an icy cold, refreshing feeling

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Product FAQs

What’s the best way to use Peppermint Oil for motion sickness?

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.

I’ve heard of crystals forming in Peppermint Oil before. Why is this?

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.

Can I substitute Peppermint Oil for Peppermint Extract in a recipe?

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!