Peppermint essential oil is derived from mentha piperita by steam distillation method. It is native to Europe and now a days it is cultivated at a large scale in India, China and many others parts of the world. It has a cooling nature and therefore can help to relieve anger. It is very helpful to enhance in relief on the mental, emotional and spiritual level.
Peppermint is a highly versatile essential oil that is widely used in aromatherapy, personal care products, cosmetic products and cooking. It is a popular ingredient in personal care products like toothpaste, mouth wash, soap, and cream due to its natural antiseptic properties. It helps to freshen breath, soothe, sore muscle and even act as a natural insect repellent. It is highly used in massage therapy as it has nature of cooling and tingling sensation on the skin.
Peppermint essential oil has many chemical constituents but the main chemical contents are menthol (30-45%), menthone (13-25%), 1,8 cineole etc.
Method of Extraction :
It is distilled by steam distillation method of the leaves.
Health Benefits :
Olfactive Description :
Fresh, cool, minty, herbaceous and strong
Colorless to pale yellow