Essential Oil Profile: Peppermint

Peppermint

Latin Name: Mentha piperita spearmint  Mentha spicata , bergamot mint Mentha citrata

Family: Lamiaceae

Plant Part: Flowering Plant  

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Top Element: Wood, Metal.

Functional Groups: Alcohol, ester, ketone, oxide, sesquiterpene, terpene

Type: stimulating, cooling, refreshing

Ayurvedic Dosha: Pitta, Kapha

Scent: Minty, Herbaceous

For Skin Type: Oily, Acne

Cautions: Not during pregnancy, Not with yung children, heart conditions, homeopathy, high blood pressure. May be sensitizing.

Physical Uses: Colds, flu, cough, mucus, fever, muscle & joint pain, headache, stomach cramps, fas, nausea, motion sickness, scne, tired feet, hot flashes

Mental/Emotional Uses: Mental clarity, cools a hot temperment, lethargy, refreshing, depression

Other Uses: Insect repellent, breath freshener(rinse w/ 1 drop in a glass of water), cools a room via diffusion

Blends Well With: Leaf, Needle

Photo by AromaAngie

References:

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Advanced Level, 1999-2010.

https://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/black-pepper-oil.asp

https://abouteos.com/peppermint-essential-oil/

https://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-peppermint.html

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