Mentha x piperita - USA - GRAS

RMO's Peppermint is the key essential oil for soothing the senses and for promoting relaxation.
Topical Diffuse Household



  • Description
    With its significant menthol component, RMO’s Peppermint Essential Oil helps to soothe various ailments and injuries. It promotes respiratory and digestive health, eases tension and fatigue, boosts energy, and can cool irritated skin. Like many of our oils, there are additional uses such as flavoring (follow our preparation guidelines) and making your own cleaning, air and breath freshening mixes. You can also make relaxing bath and scent additives.

    RMO’s Peppermint Essential Oil has an herbal minty smell that is cooler and slightly sweeter than the Indian variety of Peppermint.

    Found in: First Aid Kit, Samples with Beginner’s Guide, Ultimate Enzymes

    Caution: Do not apply topically to children under age 3.
  • Ingredients
    Mentha x piperita - USA - GRAS

    Extracted by: Flowering herb is steam distilled, 1st distillation

    The USA Peppermint is conventionally grown, the India Peppermint is organically grown.

    History: What do you get when you cross Spearmint and Watermint? Peppermint! There are many varieties of mint, and they naturally and easily cross-pollinate with each other. Peppermint is now classified as a hybrid. It was propagated before the 17th century in England and now cultivated worldwide. It has also been widely used in personal hygiene products including aftershave and toothpaste.
  • Applications & Uses
    Blends well with: Lavender, Rosemary, Eucalyptus radiata, Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus citriodora, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Sweet Marjoram, Spearmint, Wintergreen, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile, Red Mandarin, Tangerine, Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark, Ginger Root, Cedarwood, Pine.

    Ways to use: Getting Started

    You will need to blend with a carrier oil before using topically. A general guideline is 4-8 drops in 2 teaspoons of carrier oil for adult topical use. Once you have tried it, you will know if you need to blend more or less. A general guideline for blend rates for children can be found here: Always test on a nickel sized portion of skin on your foot first. Make sure your skin can handle the oil/blend before using.

    To soothe pain of sprains or strain, make a cold compress by adding 2 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil and 2 drops of RMO Chamomile Essential Oil to a bowl of ice-cold water. Dip a soft absorbent cloth into the bowl and then press on the afflicted area.

    For a soothing hand bath, add 1 drop of Peppermint Essential Oil, 4 drops of Lavender Essential Oil, and 1 teaspoon of FCO to a bowl of warm water. Immerse hands for 5 minutes.

    Add a couple of drops to your dishwasher to help purify and disinfect.

    RMO’s Peppermint works great in a diffuser to strengthen your respiratory system. It can be combined with any of our citrus essential oils as well.

    You can add 1-2 drops to chocolate icing before icing a cake, to add an extra bit of fun flavor.

    Inflammation Soother
    • 10 drops Roman Chamomile
    • 4 drops Eucalyptus Radiata
    • 4 drops Lavender
    • 7 drops Peppermint
    • 5 drops Rosemary
    • 2 tablespoons FCO

    Mix all together. Massage into affected areas as needed.

    Morning Wake-Up Shower Rinse
    • 2 cups Sparkling Mineral Water or Seltzer Water
    • 2 drops Peppermint
    • 1 drop Eucalyptus Citriodora
    • Juice of one Lemon

    Mix all together into a bowl. While in shower after you have washed yourself all over but before the final rinse, sponge this mixture all over your body from head to toe, including hair. Rinse off with tepid water, not too hot, and pat your skin dry. Follow with a moisturizer if needed.

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