Now Peppermint Oil is 100% pure essential oil that is steam distilled from aerial parts. It has a fresh, strong mint aroma that is revitalizing, invigorating and cooling.
Mentha piperita, also known as 'candy mint', was once thought to be a species, but has been found to be a perennial hybrid that only proliferates by spreading its rhizomes underground. A very hearty fast-growing herb, it can grow anywhere. It has reddish veins and lightly fuzzy leaves, and its interesting chromosome count can vary between 66 and 120 chromosomes. Peppermint's name has its roots in Greek mythology. Hades, god of the dead, pursued the beautiful nymph, Minthe. Hades' wife, Persephone, became jealous and turned Minthe into a small and insignificant plant on which to be trampled. Pluto could not undo the transformation, but ensured that Minthe would always be loved for her fragrant aroma. Peppermint is used as a flavouring agent in the food industry, and in soaps, candles and toiletries.
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
**Special Cautionaries: Peppermint should not be used with children under the age of 2 or for adults using homeopathic products as mint will anti-dote them.
This Product is:
Egg & dairy FREE
Fish or shellfish FREE
Corn, Wheat & Yeast FREE