Botanical name: Mentha piperita
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae syn. Labiatae
Part of Plant used: Flowering tops
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Cultivation Method: Naturally farmed
Perfumery Note: Heart to top note
Color: Pale yellow
Aromatic Profile: Piercing sharp menthol, sweet with a herbaceous undertone
Blends well with: Cypress, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary, Spearmint, & Tea Tree
Traditions & Folklore
In ancient Greece, Peppermint was used to promote clear thinking and a sharpened mind. Part of its botanical name Mentha comes from the Latin word Mente which means “thought.” In our modern times it continues to be valued as such and makes a great study companion, helping to promote concentration.
Can cause irritation to mucous membranes (low risk). Not for internal use. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on the skin. Caution during pregnancy or nursing without consulting a physician.