• Reviving, cooling, clearing

  • Peppermint Essential Oil is a great mental stimulant - good to use when studying (but not last thing at night!)

  • Mentha arvensis Leaf Oil is obtained by steam distillation from the fresh, flowering aerial flowers and leaves of Mentha arvensis L, Labiatae

SpeciesOriginExtraction ProcessPerfume Note
Mentha arvensis
Steam distillation

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Peppermint Essential is a very versatile oil.
Essential oil by steam distillation of the flowering herb. (approximately 3-4% yield)
Sweet & rich smell
Reviving, cooling, clearing
Menthol, (29-48%), menthone (20-31%), menthyl acetate, menthofuran, limonene, pulegone, cineol, among others.
Mentha arvensis Leaf Oil
Plant native to Europe used by Romans and Egyptians for digestive properties.
Dilute in a carrier oil before skin application. Keep away from children and out of eyes. Do not take internally or apply undiluted to the skin. For further advice on using essential oils to treat medical conditions, we recommend you seek advice from a professional.

Please note that Amphora Aromatics Ltd cannot be held responsible for any injury, illness or adverse reaction to any recipes, instructions or advice given. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that they have followed the relevant safety protocols and that they are aware of any possible side effects before use. We always advise that a skin patch test is carried out before full usage of any natural product whether purchased from ourselves or elsewhere.
'Mints have been cultivated since ancient times in China and Japan. In Egypt evidence of a type of peppermint has been found in tombs dating from 1000 BC. It has been used extensively in Eastern and Western medicine for a variety of complaints, including indigestion, nausea, sore throat, diarrhea, headaches, toothaches and cramp. It is current in the Bristish Herbal Pharmacopaeis for intestinal colic, flatulence, common cold, vomiting in pregnancy and dysmenorrhea' - an excerpt from Complete Essential Oils by Julia Lawless. This book has been discontinued.

'Peppermint is best known as a remedy for digestive upsets and has a beneficial action on the stomach, liver and intestines. It is valuable in colic, diarrhoea, indigestion, vomiting and stomach pain because of its antispasmodic action which will relieve and smooth muscles of the stomach and gut. Use it, well diluted, to massage the stomach and abdomen in a clockwise direction. Drinking peppermint tea augments the effects of massage.' - an excerpt from Aromatherapy an A - Z by Patricia Davis.

'Peppermint is widely used in confectionery and medicines. Best known as a remedy for digestive upsets. It makes a good substitute for aspirin. It is also effective against ringworm and scabies. Excellent for tired feet'. - an excerpt from Aromatherapy A Guide For Home Use. by Christine Westwood.

'The Romans introduced this oil to Britain. Peppermint was familiar to Shakespeare and Chaucer. This is one of the most widely used herbs in the western world. The Romans and the Egyptians used peppermint. It was mentioned that the Pharisees in the Bible were paid in 'tithes of mint, anise and cumin'. Peppermint tea is widely used as a tisane and can be used for morning sickness and heartburn. Cold compress can be applied to the forehead to relieve headaches. Culpepper says of peppermint 'it is food in fomentations to disperse curdled milk in the breasts.' It can be used to treat mastitis.' - an excerpt from Pregnancy Book by Jennie Supper.