Botanical name: Mentha piperita
Extraction method: Steam distillation
Plant part: Leaves and whole herb
Aromatic scent: Menthol, minty, fresh
Blends well with: Geranium, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Black pepper
Volume: 10 ml
Native to the Mediterranean and eastern Asian regions, the peppermint plant has sharply toothed leaves with small white and purple flowers, and can grow up to 30 inches in height. Our peppermint essential oil is obtained from the partially dried tops of Mentha piperita plants from India. Peppermint essential oil is commonly used as a flavouring agent in chewing gums and toothpastes, and is prescribed by doctors for digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome.
Peppermint essential oil is known for its healing properties, including but not limited to, muscle relief, headaches and healing wounds. When diffused, it can also work wonders for motion sickness, nausea and asthma. The fresh scent also helps increase concentration and energy levels.
Peppermint essential oil contains menthol, a chemical which dilates the blood vessels near the surface of the skin. This produces a cooling effect on the skin and helps with pain relief, which makes peppermint essential oil a common ingredient of pain relief balms and creams.
Koala Tree sources the finest peppermint oil from India to ensure customer satisfaction.