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Peppermint Essential Oil


Name Peppermint Essential Oil
Species Mentha piperita
Part Flowering tops
Extraction Steam Distilled
Aroma Cool and minty, with a blast of freshness


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Peppermint Essential Oil 100% Pure

Name Peppermint Essential Oil
Batch 13274
Species Mentha piperita
Part Flowering tops
Extraction Steam Distilled
Class Monoterpenol
Source USA
Color Very pale yellow
Consistency Thin
Note Top
Aroma Cool and minty, with a blast of freshness
Blend Ideas Basil, Black Pepper, Cilantro, CypressEucalyptus, FennelGeranium, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, MarjoramRosemary, Spearmint (will lighten peppermint if you cut the recipe’s peppermint to 1/2 peppermint and 1/2 spearmint), Sweet Orange, Tea Tree, Wintergreen, and Ylang Ylang

We source only pure essential oils.

I have to say that I LOVE this peppermint essential oil!  When I started using oils, I was introduced to peppermint in the first three oils I ever had.  That peppermint was like opening a bag of Sonic mints.  Brought memories back (yes, I worked at Sonic during high school and college).  Very few peppermint oils have come close to comparing to that scent — until this one.  Don’t get me wrong, they were still great oils . . . they just didn’t smell like candy.  This one does.  Michigan’s rectified peppermint oil is by far my favorite.

I like to diffuse peppermint to help concentration and dispel mental fatigue.  Just a drop, maybe two (too much can irritate nasal passages) . . . and usually mixed with lemon, grapefruit, or sweet orange.  I love the way those work in concert with the peppermint!  It’s a fabulous “pick me up.”  I don’t diffuse it at night.  That’s not a good time for peppermint.

When I’ve been outside in summertime heat, peppermint essential oil mixed with a lightweight carrier (a dilution of 1%-2%), like fractionated coconut oil, in a spray bottle is one of my best friends.  The cooling effect of the menthol in the peppermint is amazing!  This works when the hubby’s been playing with the heat in winter, too.  He’s one of those 85 in winter, 20 in summer kind of people . . . thank goodness for cooling and warming effects of different oils, but I digress.  Diluted peppermint on my feet at night soothes tired feet and allows them to cool down.  I cannot go to sleep with hit feet!

Some people like it diluted in a carrier as tension relief on the temples and back of the neck.

Some like to smell it to help fight a queasy tummy.  I find that the scent does help, but sometimes I prefer ginger.  We do use peppermint in the car.  I read.  He drives.  Peppermint helps both mine and my dog’s tummies on car rides, however, I also enjoy a mixture of lavender & frankincense in carrier behind my ears for car ride queasies.  She (my dog) requires a drop of lavender on her collar as well.  Maybe we’re just tough cookies when it comes to motion sickness.  If peppermint alone doesn’t help, you may want to try the others.  Either way, the peppermint will help your driver stay focused.

Peppermint essential oil has so many uses that it’s one in my first aid oils.  I don’t leave home without it!

With our pre-diluted oils . . . if diluted for kids is the highest dilution you see, it’s also the max dilution possible. Pre-diluted oils are in jojoba.

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Peppermint Essential Oil Safety Info

Tisserand and Young recommend that peppermint essential oil may be choleretic, may cause neurotoxicity, and may cause mucous membrane irritation. Do not use if you have experienced cardiac fibrillation, have a G6PD deficiency — you may have this deficiency if you’ve been advised to avoid antimalarials, sulfonamides, chloramphenicol, streptomycin, and/or aspirin. Do not apply to or near the face of infants or children. Avoid oral use if you have cholestasis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).  Maximum dermal use level: 5.4%.  Peppermint essential oil should still follow the safety guidelines below. ~ Source:  Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (2013). Reading the full profile for Peppermint essential oil is highly suggested by your DeRu Staff.

While we’ve made this clear that we are selling this essential oil to use in your diffuser, your inhaler, or topically (diluted), it is a pure essential oil and can be used as such.  With all essential oils:

  • Never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes (this includes mouth, ear canals, noses, genital regions as well as internal areas).  The strength of essential oils can easily damage these soft tissue areas.
  • Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.
    Keep away from children.
  • If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).

  • Oral Safety is only given because many people have been told to take oils internally.  Because several people look to us for safety advice, we feel obligated to offer those safety statements, although we do not believe anyone should be ingesting essential oils without being guided by an expert.  Experts will take your medical history into account before they suggest oils for you to ingest, diffuse, or use topically.

    Peppermint • Mentha piperita
    Batch: MP622P8

    Component %
    Menthol 46.04
    Menthone 20.28
    Menthyl acetate 5.69
    1,8-Cineole 4.99
    neo-Menthol 3.38
    Menthofuran 3.24
    iso-Menthone 3.12
    trans-β-Caryophyllene 1.99
    Limonene 1.71
    Pulegone 1.67
    Germacrene D 0.97
    β-Pinene 0.87
    α-Pinene 0.58
    Piperitone 0.51
    Terpinen-4-ol 0.49
    iso-Menthol 0.45
    trans-Sabinene hydrate 0.42
    Sabinene 0.31
    γ-Terpinene 0.23
    β-Bourbonene 0.23
    3-Octanol 0.21
    neo-Menthyl acetate 0.19
    Linalool 0.18
    α-Terpinene 0.15
    α-Terpineol 0.15
    Bicyclogermacrene 0.15
    (Z)-β-Ocimene 0.14
    α-Humulene 0.13
    Myrcene 0.12
    iso-Menthylacetate 0.12
    p-Cymene 0.11
    neo-iso-Menthol 0.11
    Isopulegol 0.1
    (E)-β-Farnesene 0.1
    Terpinolene 0.08
    Isopentyl 2-methylbutyrate 0.08
    α-Copaene 0.07
    2-Methylbutyl isovalerate 0.06
    β-Elemene 0.06
    Viridiflorol 0.06
    (E)-β-Ocimene 0.05
    p-Menthan-4-ol 0.05
    Caryophyllene oxide 0.04
    trans-Isopulegone 0.04
    α-Ylangene 0.04
    δ-Cadinene 0.04
    α-Thujene 0.03
    β-Phellandrene 0.03
    trans-p-Menth-2-en-1-ol 0.03
    3-Hexenyl isovalerate 0.03
    Carvone 0.03
    2,5-Diethyltetrahydrofuran 0.02
    Dihydroedulan I 0.02
    2-ethyl-Furan 0.01

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