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Mentha x piperita, commonly known as Peppermint, is a flowering medicinal herb that is known for its use to make flavorings and teas.  A member of the Lamiaceae (formally Labiatae) botanical family, it is a cross between Watermint and Spearmint that is now cultivated worldwide and is even seen as an invasive plant in some areas.  


Peppermint essential oil with its fresh, sweet minty aroma, blends well with other mint and herbaceous oils.   It is commonly blended with Ginger and Lemon for an invigorating aroma for long car rides.  Consider blending with Grapefruit, Lemon, Rosemary, and Cardamom for a stimulating blend to start out your day.  Also, try making a blend with Lavender, Copaiba, and Roman Chamomile, and properly dilute in a lotion or carrier oil for a cooling and soothing massage after a long workout.  


 Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

  • Add 5-15 drops to 1 oz. of your choice of carrier oils to make a massage oil.

For convenience on the go…

  • Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.

  • Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).



Dermal Max: 5.4% 

Possible drug interaction; Choleretic; neurotoxicity; mucous membrane irritation.  Use caution in certain instances with anyone who has GERD.  Should be avoided by those with cardiac fibrillation and with a G6PD deficiency.  Do not apply to or near the face of infants or young children.  If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.  Keep out of reach of children and pets.  If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.  Do not use undiluted essential oils topically.  Possible skin sensitivity.  Do not use on broken skin.  Watch for any possible interactions or side effects.  Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention.  Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.  



This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).



Sheppard-Hanger, S. (1995). The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy


Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone


Burfield, T. (2016). Natural Aromatic Materials: Odours & Origins, Second Edition. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy

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