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Organic Peppermint

Organic Peppermint

Mentha piperita

Botanical Properties

Peppermint is a hardy, aromatic plant from the Lamiaceae family, and is the hybrid of Water mint and Spearmint.
Its small lilac flowers gather like spearheads and its stalks are quadrangular. 
When rubbed, its oval-shaped, indented leaves release a fresh, minty scent.

Origin and history

Peppermints incredible digestive properties have been known since Ancient times by the Greeks and Egyptians; dried peppermint leaves were found inside the Pyramids.
Cultivated in Europe, Asia and North Africa for its essential oil, its fresh leaves are widely used for cooking, cocktails and, of course, peppermint tea.

Organoleptic properties

Aspect: liquid
Colour: dark yellow
Odour: green, minty, distinctive

Distilled parts: Above-ground parts

Country of origin: France

Density: 0.885 – 0.905


Main biochemical components or chemotype: Menthol, Mentone.
Allergenic molecules naturally present in this essential oil: Limonene, Linalool.
Certain natural components of this essential oil may cause allergic reactions. Please do an allergy test on the skin in the crease of your elbow before using this product.


Organic Peppermint Essential Oil is:

  • Anaesthetic
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antibacterial
  • Antiviral
  • Cholagogue
  • Tonic and digestion stimulating


Peppermint essential oil is the obvious solution for pain!
It is a great emergency medicine for use at home or when travelling. It works well against indigestion, nausea, vomiting, flatulence and gastrointestinal spasms.
It also helps with rheumatism, tendinitis, sciatica, sports injuries, winter colds, bronchitis, fevers, migraines and headaches.



Please consult a doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally.
Oral administration: 2 drops of organic peppermint essential oil, three times a day, with a little honey and syrup, or on a lozenge for digestive disorders.
On the skin: Apply 1 drop of organic peppermint essential oil to the skin to treat sciatica.
By diffusion: When diffused in the atmosphere, peppermint essential oil purifies and refreshes the air.
Possible synergies: Rosemary, Cypress

Energetic values and synergies

In energy aromatherapy, peppermint essential oil is associated with the throat and third eye chakras. It is blue and indigo in colour.
Peppermint essential oil refreshes the air and breath and calms 'fiery' people and helps them keep a 'cool head'.
Possible synergies: Immortal


Flammable. Oral use only under medical advice. Keep out of reach of children. Unadvisable for children under the age of three, pregnant or lactating women. Do not apply to the skin before exposing oneself to the sun. Can be used in cooking. Do not apply neat to the skin.   


The information given on this site regarding essential oils are only to be taken as indications. They do in no way, aim to replace any medical advice given by a qualified doctor. For all therapeutic uses, or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult your doctor

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