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Peppermint Essential Oil


BOTANICAL NAME: Mentha piperita

EXTRACTION: Steam distilled

DESCRIPTION: Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a perennial herb native to the Mediterranean. The plant itself has serrated leaves and its flowers range in colour from light pink to mauve. Mints have been cultivated since ancient times in China and Japan. Peppermint has been used in Eastern and Western medicine to treat many ailments such as indigestion, nausea and headaches. The essential oil is a pale yellow or pale olive coloured liquid and has a clean, fresh and minty sweet smell. Peppermint is used in the beauty industry in soaps, shampoos and perfumes for its many beneficial properties.

KEY COMPONENTS: Menthol and menthone

FOUND IN: Beard Oil-Übermint, Peppermint Bar Soap