Peppermint, (US) mentha piperita
Country of Origin: USABotanical Name: Mentha Piperita
Peppermint US has a light, refreshing and a clear minty aroma. Clear in colour and is frequently used in after-dinner mints, and is also popular after a bout of over-indulgence. This oil is especially good for digestive problems and to refresh a tired mind, hence great for concentration and study.
Country of Origin: USA.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae).
Method of Extraction: The oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the herb.
North America has become the world's largest producer of this oil, which is steam distilled from the leaves of the familiar, fast-growing herb. Most of the production goes into confectionery, toiletries and toothpaste, its sweet, cooling aroma is familiar to all of us.
The American crops are descendants of the highest quality peppermint. Because of the size of its crop, the USA has avoided the frequent adulteration of Peppermint oil, which occurs elsewhere in the world. US Peppermint can be used in exactly the same way as English Peppermint. Its aroma is lighter, less pungent and more familiar; some people prefer it.
|Directions Of Use||To refresh tired feet, try blending 4 drops of Peppermint with 10ml of Sweet Almond and massage this well into the feet. For maximum benefit, the feet can then be soaked in warm or cool water for 10 minutes and patted dry. Peppermint is a useful addition to massage blends to aid digestion. Try 2 drops of Peppermint in a teaspoon of Grapeseed oil, massage into the abdomen, using clockwise strokes. This could also be blended with any of the seed oils to aid digestion. To refresh and awaken the senses add 3 drops each of Peppermint and Grapefruit oil to the water of and oil burner or diffuser.|
|Precautions||Do not use if pregnant or breast feeding. Do not use on childern under the age of 5. Avoid using on people with epilepsy, heart disease or fever. Do not use at more than 2% dilution on the skin or mucous membrane areas. Do not apply more than 1ml per 24 hours|