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 % dillution rate., 0.1 % for hypersensitive people.
- 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 using if pregnant or nursing
- Essential oil safety ( Tisserand and young ) second Edition
- Charles Fetrow & Julian Avila (2000) The Complete Guide to Herbal Medicine
- Lawrence BM, Essential oils from Agriculture to Chemistry
- The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Salvatore Battaglia
- Arcatender Perfume and flavor materials of natural origin
Peppermint oil (Mentha x piperita) 15 ML
Gas Chromatography Analysis %
Comparison to ISO 3515:2002 and Tech. Corrigendum 1
GC: Agilent 6890N
Carrier gas: Helium
Detector: Agilent MSD 5973N Temperature program: 50 °C/(1 min)2 °C/min 290 ° C (15min)
Volume of EO injected 0.2 ul\
1.68 Limonene Monoterpene 3.5 Isomenthone Monoterpene alcohol 45 Menthol Monoterpene alcohol 3.16 Neomenthol Monoterpene alcohol 0.31 cis-Sabinene hydrate Monoterpene alcohol 8 1, 8 Cineole Monoterpene ether 5.52 Menthofuran Monoterpene ether 4.75 Menthyl acetate Monoterpene ester 22.71 Menthone Monoterpene ketone 1.13 Pulegone Monoterpene ketone 2.16 β-Caryophyllene Sesquiterpene