Latin name: Mentha Piperita
Country of origin: USA
Part of the plant: Leaves, stems, flowers
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Main biochemical components*: Menthol, menthone, isomenthone
Properties: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, decongestant, stimulant, antispasmodic, astringent.
Physical uses: Poor digestion, indigestion, nausea, stomach aches, motion sickness, respiratory congestion, sinusitis, coughs, infections (bacterial, viral), muscle aches, muscle spasms, sciatica, stiff joints, menstrual cramps, headaches, feeling over-heated, nerve pain, sluggishness, lymphatic support, immune support.
Skin care uses: Dermatitis, blemishes, minor skin infections (bacterial, viral), itching, greasy skin, overheated skin, rough skin, insect bites and stings.
Psychological uses: Mental fatigue, mental fog, inability to concentrate, anger, nervous stress, mild depression, shock.
Subtle uses: Promotes clarity in communication. Supports a healthy self-esteem.Promotes inspiration and insights.
Notes: Use Peppermint in a 1-5% dilution. Maybe sensitizing. Avoid during pregnancy and nursing. Do not use it with children under 3 years of age.
*Chemical components: Chemical component percentages may vary. Nirvana offers a Certificate of Analysis for review.
Methods of Use
The Methods of Use are general guidelines. Individual sensitivities, desired results, and the characteristics of the essential oil(s) used must all be considered. Adjust methods and proportions accordingly.
For external use only. Always dilute before use. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid eyes and other sensitive areas. Keep away from direct flame – essential oils are flammable. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using essential oils. Store at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight.
Aromatherapy: The use of natural, aromatic substances, known as essential oils, to enhance the well-being of body, mind, and spirit. (This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. No information provided is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)