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- Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint Pure Essential Oil - 1/2 oz bottle
Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis
Plant Part: Herb
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description: The peppermint perennial herb can grow up to 3 feet in height. It has hairy leaves with serrated edges, spiked purple flowers, and spreads by way of its underground runners. Peppermint is one of the oldest documented medicinal herbs with its name rooted in Greek mythology. Minthe was a river nymph in the Cocytus River one of the five rivers of Hades. When Hades, god of the dead was driving his golden chariot, he came upon Minthe and was about to seduce her when his wife Persephone caught them. Persephone then turned Minthe into a lowly mint plant that people would walk upon. Mint supposedly got its pungent, sweet smell when Hades softened the spell so that when people walked upon his lover they would smell her sweetness.
Common uses and benefits of Peppermint essential oil:
Nausea/motion sickness relief
Ant & spider deterrent
Hot flash aid
How Mulberry Pine's customers are using Peppermint Oil:
"I had a terrible headache and wasn't feeling well, Mulberry Pines had me try a sample of peppermint oil and it was gone within minutes!"
Cautions: Dilute very well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.