Peppermint Piperita Essential Oil

(Mentha piperita)
Essential Oil 10ml


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Peppermint Piperita Essential Oil

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Peppermint Piperita Essential Oil Product Details

Ingredient In: LeAspire, LeBalance, LeBreezey, LeCrystal Clear, LeCypernium, LeDeeper, LeInsideOut, LeIntensity, LeEZ Traveler, LeJulia, LeMyGraine, LePaine, LePatches, LeSeasons, LeTendaCare, LeThermaCare, LeWakeUp
Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
Country of Origin: India
Extraction Method: steam distilled
Part Utilized: stems, leaves, flower buds
Plant Family: Labiatae
General Information: We carry two Peppermint oils. Mentha piperita is the oil from the true peppermint plant. Mentha arvensis is the oil from the corn mint plant which is in the peppermint family. These two oils are extremely similar. The main difference is arvensis contains a higher menthol content. This gives it more of a candycane scent where piperita has more of a peppermint patty scent. While they have the same therapeutic uses, arvensis is the preferred oil for diffusing and for making products such as soaps and lotions, while piperita is more popular for topical application because it is less harsh since it has less menthol.
Cautions: Peppermint oil is stimulating to the uterus. Extreme caution, mostly as to the amount used, should be taken with peppermint oils if pregnant.
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