Legend: Peppermint oil is one of the world’s oldest medicinal herbs with documented use in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. A huge favourite of the Romans, who dressed their banqueting tables with it. In European herbal medicine peppermint tea is a classic remedy for stomach aches and headaches.
Heal your body: Useful for colds and influenza characterised by strong fever, sore throat and headache. May also be used for chronic bronchitis and bronchial asthma. Peppermint oil is one of the most effective oils for the digestive system relieving dyspepsia and nausea. It is beneficial against food poisoning and deals with vomiting, nausea as well as travel sickness. An excellent remedy for aching feet.
Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis
Place of Origin: Ancient Egypt
Plant Part: Leaves and Flowers/Buds
Colour: Clear with a Yellow Tinge
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Aromatic Scent: Refreshing, sharp, piercing, menthol, minty, reminiscent of peppermint candies, but more concentrated. More fragrant than spearmint.
Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Directions: There are many ways to use essential oils, such as burning them in an oil burner, but remember never apply neat to the skin unless it has been mixed with a carrier oil such as jojoba first. For more ways to use essential oils please visit our Methods of use section.
Warnings: Not for internal use. Avoid contact with eyes. Not to be used neat on the body. Always dilute. Adults Only. Keep out of reach of children. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner. Not recommended for sensitive skin. Avoid whilst pregnant. Always use diluted in baths. May be an antidote to homeopathic remedies.
Magnifiscense Essential Oils should not be used as a substitute for medical or psychological care. Appropriate use of the product is expressly your responsibility.