Peppermint (Menthapiperita) is the second most popular essential oil in the United States. It is cooling to the skin and gives off a fresh, grassy aroma. This U.S.-sourced essential oil comes from the prominent Yakima valley in Washington state.
Peppermint is believed to be native to the Mediterranean region, although the actual origin is uncertain. The crossing of its two, parent species — mentha and peperita — occurred in the wild.
What’s the difference between organic peppermint essential oil and conventional peppermint essential oil?
Organic essential oils differ from conventional oils in that the botanicals from which they are derived are grown according to the USDA’s Organic Standards. Our manufacturing facility and all of our organic essential oils have also been certified organic by the established third-party certifier, Quality Assurance International (QAI).
The primary constituent of peppermint essential oil is menthol. This produces an immediate physical and pronounced sensation of coolness when inhaled or applied to the skin.
Peppermint blends well with lavender, rosemary, lemon eucalyptus, tea tree, lemon, and sweet orange essential oils.
In addition to body and massage oils, peppermint essential oil is often used in air fresheners like air mists and diffusions. It’s refreshing, energizing effects make it ideal for travelers on long trips.
Peppermint essential oil is generally considered a top note.
There are so many ways to use essential oils! The above suggested uses are just an introduction to a wide variety of quick tips and recipes available on auracacia.com. Because essential oils are highly concentrated, we recommend diluting them in a carrier product like skin care oil, water, unscented lotion, or unscented liquid soap. Follow this guide for safe, effective use.
Quick Tip Massage 2 drops with 1 teaspoon jojoba oil into temples.