Peppermint essential oil has a fresh, cool, grassy-minty fragrance. As a result, it is invigorating and promotes energy, alertness. Hence, it benefits in helping you concentrate and stay alert. Also, it can be both soothing and enlightening.
It originated from India. For centuries Peppermint has had a reputation for its revitalizing properties. Notably, the plant Mentha piperita, or Peppermint, is a perennial herb. It is native to the Mediterranean. But, it is cultivated widely. For example, in the USA, UK, Italy, and Japan. Characteristic of the plant is the serrated leaves. Uniquely, its flowers range in color from light pink to mauve. They grow in a conical shape.
Also, peppermint essential oil is one of the most versatile in the world. It shares the title with Lavender. Notably, its use can be traced back to Chinese and Japanese folk medicine practices. And, even Ancient Egyptian times. Here, dried Peppermint leaves were placed in tombs inside the pyramids.
A Great Pick-Me-Up
This essential oil can be a natural morning or mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Therefore, the fragrance helps provide excellent relief to mental fatigue.
Peppermint Essential Oil Use in Living Spaces
With its cool, minty fragrance, it is ideal to create a calm, relaxed ambiance in your living spaces.
An Energizing Blend
Try adding one or two drops each of peppermint oil and rosemary oil along with 2 drops of cinnamon oil to a room diffuser.
Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
Plant part used: Leaves and lateral stems
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Colour: Colorless to pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Top