Peppermint Essential Oil

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

Mentha piperita, commonly known as Peppermint, is instantly recognisable for its refreshing menthol smell. The Peppermint Essential Oil is an incredibly versatile oil that relieves tension and relaxes a tired mind.



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.

icon-attributes Product Attributes

Therapeutic grade






icon-specifications Specifications

● Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
● Family: Lamiaceae
● Aroma: Refreshing, Camphoraceous
● Plant part: Leaf
● Note Classification: Top
● Extraction: Steam Distillation
● Appearance: Colourless to pale yellow liquid
● Usage: Aromatherapy and topical applications

icon-safety_info Safety Information

● Peppermint Essential Oil has no known toxicity.
● Peppermint Essential Oil may cause a burning sensation and sensitisation if used in high concentrations. Always dilute essential oils before use.
● In general, essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care.
● Not for internal use, except if directed by an expert or a qualified practitioner.
● If pregnant, lactating or under any medication, consult your physician before use.
● Never use undiluted essential oils near eyes or mucous membranes.
● If using essential oils directly on the skin, always dilute with an appropriate carrier oil and perform a patch test.
● Store in a dark, cool and dry place,
● Keep out of reach of children.

icon-how_to_use How to Use

A few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil in a diffuser may help rejuvenate the mind and relieve tension.

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 a great massage oil that not only soothes aching muscles but also lends the skin an icy cold feeling.

icon-complimentary Complementary Oils

Blends well with Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary and Tea Tree essential oils.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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. What 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!