Ayurvedic Wisdom for Indian Peppermint Essential Oil: Peppermint essential oil is practically perfect for Pitta dosha ~ relaxing, restorative, and oh so cooling, this oil deserves a place in any Pitta's permanent essential oil collection. Thunderbolt also loves this oil for Vata and Kapha in the hot summer months. Blend it with lavender for a simple but exquisite diffuser blend!
Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
Composition: 100% Pure Indian Peppermint Essential Oil
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Aerial Parts
Color: Clear to pale yellow
Yield: 0.5% - 2.5%
Bottle Size: 1/2oz (15mL) - About 300 drops
1/4 Dram (1mL) About 20 drops
About Indian Peppermint Essential Oil: Peppermint oil is well-known for the dramatic effect it has on the body and mind. In the body, it is particularly well-suited for opening the breath, and relaxing an overworked body. Adding a few drops of peppermint to a massage oil or lotion and rubbed on after a yoga session or enthusiastic hike can do wonders for restoring feelings of comfort and ease. Peppermint is one of the first oils we reach for whenever we need to clear the air or restore balance during the challenges of winter.
Peppermint powerfully sharpens mental focus by removing dull and hazy feelings. As a cooling oil, peppermint is also extremely effective for taking the edge off of tension. Peppermint’s cool and clearing nature makes it ideal for stimulating mental agility and improving concentration for the tasks at hand. It is also effective against worry, grief and heaviness. This is a great oil to keep on hand next to your diffuser in your office or work studio.
Peppermint is used to relieve upset skin due to bug bites or after spending too much time in the sun. Peppermint is great to add to your hair care routine as it nourishes and balances a dull, oily scalp. It is commonly used in dental care due to its effective and refreshing properties.
Among the oldest and most continuously used of all therapeutic oils, the bright, mentholated fragrance of peppermint essential oil is instantly recognizable and powerfully effective at treating a remarkably wide variety of conditions. This particular Indian peppermint oil is softer and less intensely minty than many similar peppermint essential oils though no less stimulating to the mind and tonic to the digestion.
How to Use Indian Peppermint Essential Oil
Direct Palm Inhalation: Put one drop of Indian Peppermint essential oil on your palm. Rub hands together and place near face. Inhale and chill out.
Diffuser: Peppermint has a cooling, refreshing and soothing fragrance. Diffuse it in your home or office whenever you need to uplift and clear the mind, increase concentration, and freshen the air.
Other Ways To Use Indian Peppermint Essential Oil
• Peppermint oil can be applied topically if diluted, as a compress, and in the bath.
• Add two drops to ½ cup water for a refreshing mouthwash that stimulates gums and helps with bad breath.
• Add several drops to massage oil or lotion to cool skin after being in the sun.
• Use a few drops in an aromatic bath to calm and relax a tired and overworked body and any feelings of excess heat in the body.
• Add several drops to a bowl of water to deter insects when outdoors.
PRECAUTIONS: Though it is non-toxic and non-irritating, peppermint may be sensitizing because of its high menthol content, causing irritation to the skin and mucous membranes. Do not use on children younger than 7 years of age. Do not take internally. Please Note: Our testers are a ¼ filled dram bottle (0.95 mL). Because our testers are a sample size, we cannot accept any returns, refunds or exchanges unless the product is damaged in shipping.