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Peppermint English (Organic)

Botanical Name:  Mentha piperita

Botanical Family:  Labiatae

Place of Origin:  United Kingdom

Methods of Extraction:  Steam distillation of the herb

Scent:  Fresh, sweet minty scent

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Acknowledged as the best quality Peppermint available, English Peppermint is at the luxury end of the market. The normal American Mentha piperita tends to go into products such as toothpaste and confectionery. English peppermint (also known as Mitcham Peppermint) is used for after-dinner mints and mint liqueurs.

It is a much smoother, fuller and more rounded oil than the standard product. It has an unusually high content of methylesters (giving excellent body and sweetness) and a modest content of the bitter tasting ketone, Menthone.

Properties:  Analgesic, Antibacterial, Anticatarrhal, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Digestive stimulant, Insect repellent.

Aromatherapy Applications:  Upset stomach, headaches, mental fatigue, calming, sciatica, bronchitis, laryngitis, sinusitis, bruises, muscular aches and pains, colds & flues.

Mind & Body:  Stimulates the mind

Aromatherapist Recommendations:

Peppermint is a light, refreshing, clear & minty aroma. Often used in after-dinner mints and is popular after a bout of over-indulgence.

Blend 1 drop of Peppermint with 5ml of Sweet Almond oil for a comforting tummy rub (massage in a clockwise direction). Try adding 4 drops to a bowl of warm water for a wonderfully refreshing footbath.

Also a good insect repellent, use in a burner or diffuser, or add 10 drops to a plant sprayer filled with water -shake well and spray the room & bedding, etc. (Avoid polished wood - may cause bleaching of fabric).

Contraindications: Do not use if pregnant or breast feeding. Do not use on children under the age of 5. Avoid using on people with epilepsy, heart disease or fever. Do not use at more than 2% dilution on the skin or mucous membrane areas. Do not apply more than 1ml per 24 hours.

Chakra: Throat & Sacral.

Chinese Element: Earth & Wood.


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