Ancient Greek physicians used two different species of mint but some experts doubt that either was what we know as peppermint today. There is however, evidence that the Egyptians cultivated M. piperita and dried leaves were discovered in several pyramids. It’s also mentioned in thirteenth century Icelandic Pharmacopoeias. It wasn’t until the middle of the 18th century that peppermint was cultivated for its medicinal properties in Western Europe and England.
Botanical Name : Mentha x piperita
Family : Lamiaceae
Country of Origin : USA
Extraction Method : Steam Distilled
Plant Part Used : Leaves
Note : Top
Aroma : Fresh , Clean , Herbal , Menthy , Strong
Color : Clear to Pale yellow
Blends well With : Basil, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Niaouli, Pine, Rosemary, Marjoram and Thyme.
Shelf Life : 4 – 5 Years
- Highly irritant
- Should not be used for facial applications.
- 4 % dilution rate
- 0.1 % for hypersensitive people.
- Cardiac fibrillation; G6PD deficiency; increased bile secretion, neurotoxicity, and mucous membrane irritation (low risk).
- Do not apply to or near the face of infants or children;
- Avoid use with children less than 2 years old, elders, epileptics, pregnant and/or nursing women
- Contra-indicate with homeopathic remedies
- A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.
- For topical application don’t use directly on skin, dilute with a carrier oil
- Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs
- Add 4-5 drops for Diffusing
- Don’t ingest
- Keep out of reach of children , Avoid usi