Peppermint Super Essential Oil



Mentha piperita - origin USA, herb, steam distilled

Peppermint grows abundantly and invasively as a culinary herb.  It's cooling oil is used extensively as a flavoring ingredient in gums and foods, and as an herbal treatment for gastric distress, toothaches, cramps, and more.
This oil is less useful for perfumery and moreso for therapeutic purposes, however it does pair well with Lavender for a simple and serene blend.  This premium Peppermint oil has a strong menthol content and an underlying sweetness that makes it a tingly pleasure to inhale.
Menthol has analgesic properties to it, and at concentrations of 10% has been shown to assist in reducing migraine pain.  Inhalation of this oil can help clear stuffy airways.  It has antispasmodic properties which are beneficial for asthma constrictions.

Mood wise Peppermint is "cooling" which is appropriate to its chilly feel on skin.  It assists with helping the mind achieve clarity, but does not over-energize.  It can be used before bed for most people as a relaxing oil.
Blended properly into a fatty, oily, or alcoholic base it can be ingested, though a cup of peppermint tea is likely a better fit for digestive distress in most cases.  However a drop or two used in a fancy alcoholic drink like a mojito will give a potent mint kick without all the muddling.
Peppermint essential oil is nontoxic, and non-irritant except at high concentrations.  Dilution is important for skin application so that the menthol does not sensitize the skin over time.  Peppermint oil is not compatible with homeopathic treatments.  We do not recommend this mint oil for facial use because the menthol content is just too high and may irritate the more sensitive skin and eyes.  Use on neck and shoulders, muscles, and other thicker skinned areas.
Please see the "Ingredients" tab for the GC/MS test results for this essential oil.

Blending: This oil is considered a top note.  It makes a lovely, simple and serene blend with Lavender if you want to add a little floral edge to it.  It also blends well with Balsam Peru (think vanilla mint candy), Benzoin, Rosemary, Marjoram, Litsea Cubeba, and other mint oils.
Aromatherapy uses: Stress, nervous tension, headaches and migraines, mental fatigue, nausea, muscle pain and soreness, inhalation for difficulty breathing and congestion

All essential oils bottled by Blissoma come from trusted suppliers that we have worked with for years now for production of our own product line.  We are now offering these oils to our retail and professional clients because of their exceptional qualities.  Every oil is 100% pure and natural with no adulteration or alterations.

Due to oils being lighter than water 9 g is 10 ml volume (.3 oz).  25 g is about 28 ml volume (1 oz).  We are selling by weight because it is more exact.

Disclaimer: Statements made have not been evaluated by the FDA.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Directions for use:
Always dilute essential oils properly before use.  Base oils and alcohol are both good for dilution.

Dilution rates will vary by age of the individual and application of the oil.

.25% - for children 3 months to 2 years
1% - for children 2-6 years, pregnant women, and individuals with challenged or sensitive immune systems, and facial use
1.5% - children ages 6-15
2% - for most adults for general use
3%-10% - focused use on smaller areas of the body for therapeutic purposes
10-20% - perfumery level dilution, for small areas of the body and very temporary use on larger areas such as muscle injury
6 drops of essential oil per 1 oz carrier oil is a 1% dilution
12 drops of essential oil per 2 oz carrier oil is a 2% dilution

If irritation occurs discontinue use.  Keep essential oils stored in a cool location out of sunlight to best preserve them.


GC/MS Test Results for this essential oil

Menthol 41.8
Menthone 21.34
Menthyl acetate  5.91
1,8-Cineaole 5.89
Menthone <iso> 3.63
Menthol <neo> 2.88
Caryopyllene <trans> 2.64
Pinene <beta> 2.48
Limonen 2.45
Pinene <alpha> 2.21
Menthofuran 1.77
Linalool 0.9
Piperitone 0.81
Eleme <beta> 0.7
Copaene <beta> 0.6
Sabinene 0.56
Germacrene D 0.54
Pulegone 0.53
Terpinolene 0.5
Menthol <iso> 0.4
Menthyl acetate <neo> 0.35
Terpinene <gamma> 0.27
Humulene <alpha> 0.24
Terpineol <alpha> 0.21
Farnesene <E-beta> 0.21
Menthol <neoiso> 0.2
Myrcene 0.19
Cymene <para> 0.19
Bourbonene <beta> 0.18
Sabinene hydrate <cis> 0.15
Bergamotene<trans-alpha> 0.15
Carvone 0.13
Bicyclogermacrene 0.13
Menthyl acetate <iso> 0.12
Copaene ,alpha> 0.11
Terpinene <alpha> 0.1
3-Octanol 0.09
Ocimene <Z-beta> 0.09
Decanal 0.09
Cadunene <delta> 0.08
Isoisopulegol 0.06
Viridiflorol 0.06
Nonanol 0.05
Eleme <delta> 0.04
Cadina-1(6), 4-diene <trans> 0.04
Murraloa-4(14),5-diene <trans> 0.04
Bisabolene <beta> 0.04
Furan, 2.5-diethyltetrahydro- 0.03
Thujene <alpha> 0.03
Phellandrene <alpha> 0.03
Ocimene <E-beta> 0.03
Spathulenol 0.03
Caryophyllene oxide 0.03
Camphene 0.02
Cyclohexanone <3-methyl-> 0.02
Bisabolene <alpha> 0.02
Germacrene B 0.02
Hexenol<3Z> 0.01