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Organic Peppermint Essential Oil, 10ml


Essential oils should play a part in every home that has chosen to avoid household pollutants found in everyday cleaning products.

Essential oils often smell wonderful, can be transportative,and can restore harmony to a room.

In addition, they’re often equipped with many other positive benefits including being anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and antiseptic which means they are excellent  ingredients to add to your homemade cleaning products such as a white vinegar infusion or homemade personal care products such as hair rinse or toothpaste!

Some suggested directions for use:
Add 6-10 drops in a bath.
Mix 5 drops with water to use in an oil burner.
Mix 6-10 drops with hot water as an inhalation.
Mix 5 drops per 10ml of carrier oil for massage.
Do not take internally.
Keep away from children and eyes.
Used in excess can cause skin irritation.
If pregnant or have a medical condition consult your practitioner before use.
If oil gets into eyes splash out with water, seek medical advice if necessary.
If unfamiliar with essential oils seek advice from a practitioner.

As they’re powerful ingredients, please ensure you take care when using and ask a qualified aromatherapist for direction if you’re unsure how best to incorporate into your life.

NB: the essential oils are the only product that has plastic (the lid and inner) . On balance as essential oils help create a chemical free home and help us avoid plastic in the long run by investing in bulk and DIY ingredients, we decided it was crucial to stock these.

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Organic Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

Peppermint essential oil is a fresh, menthol oil with a strong, minty and cooling aroma.
The plant
The peppermint plant is native to Europe but nowadays the USA is the major producer of peppermint oil. The stem grows to about 3 foot high and has purple spiked flowers and serrated leaves. It is a hybrid of Watermint and Spearmint.
The extraction
Peppermint oil is extracted from the whole plant above ground. The best time for extraction is just before flowering, and the fresh or partly dried plant is used for the highest yield of good quality oil.
Peppermint essential oil is cooling when hot and warming when cold. It is used to disperse heat both physically and emotionally (e.g. anger). It has a stimulating and replenishing affect, so is useful for relieving tiredness, easing tension and helping the muscles in the digestive system.
The Greek myths tell us that the nymph Mentha was pursued by Pluto, and Pluto’s wife was so jealous she trod Mentha into the ground. Pluto felt compassion for the nymph and turned her into a herb, which is how Peppermint came to be.
The Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans were fond users of peppermint oil. The Romans were famed for using it on their heads before and during celebratory feast… possibly aware of its detoxifying affects!
It was in the 1750s and beyond that Peppermint has been cultivated for commercial uses.
Chemical constituents
Menthol (Alcohol), Menthyl acetate (Ester), Carvone, Jasmone, Menthone (Ketones), Carvacrol (Phenol), Limonene, Phellandrene (Terpenes).
Peppermint oil blends well with benzoin, eucalyptus, marjoram, lemon, lavender and rosemary.

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