Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is the second most popular essential oil in the United States. It is cooling to the skin and gives off a fresh, grassy aroma. This U.S.-sourced essential oil comes from the prominent Yakima valley in Washington state.
The primary constituent of peppermint essential oil is menthol. This produces an immediate physical and pronounced sensation of coolness when inhaled or applied to the skin.
Peppermint blends well with lavender, rosemary, lemon eucalyptus, tea tree, lemon, and sweet orange essential oils.
In addition to body and massage oils, peppermint essential oil is often used in air fresheners like air mists and diffusions. It’s refreshing, energizing effects make it ideal for travelers on long trips.
There are so many ways to use essential oils. The suggested uses below are just an introduction to a wide variety of quick tips and recipes available on auracacia.com. Because essential oils are highly concentrated, we recommend diluting them in a carrier product like skin care oil, water, unscented lotion or unscented liquid soap. Follow this guide for safe, effective use.
Quick Tip Massage 2 drops with 1 teaspoon jojoba oil into temples.
Peppermint essential oil is generally considered a top note.
Organic Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil.