Botanical Name - Mentha piperita
Aroma - Refreshing, menthol
Extraction - Steam distillation
Part of Plant - Leaf
Country of Origin - India
Chemical Constituents - l-menthol, n-menthone, menthyl acetate
Caution - Avoid with epilepsy and pregnancy or if using homeopathic remedies. Not for children under 3.
Uses - Stimulating and refreshing. Peppermint is good for inhalations and easing sinus congestion. It has a relaxing effect on the stomach and is good for settling nausea. May help with hair loss when added to hair and scalp treatments.
Organic Certificate - This essential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association, which means you can be sure that it has been produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. The Soil Associationís standards exceed the UK government's minimum requirements for organic products in many areas but particularly in animal welfare, GM and the use of pesticides. Standards are constantly reviewed to ensure they deal with current issues.