Our premium peppermint oil is from the Willamette valley in the USA, which has a sweet and less herbal aroma. Be careful what you compare this to. This is not peppermint from Yakima, nor is it Japanese mint oil. It is better! Other peppermint oils on the market may be cheaper, but not as good (refer to the chemical analysis).
Species: Mentha piperita Country of origin: USA
How to use our pure peppermint essential oil:
Massage oil:15-20 drops/ 60mL of carrier oil such as fractionated coconut, sunflower, etc.
Diffuser: 5-6 drops in water.
Inhaler: 5-10 drops in inhaler, inhale through the nose deeply
Baths: add 2-12 drops into tsp of a carrier oil.
Lotion or shampoo: add 15-20 drops /60 mLs of unscented base/lotion.
Essential oils that blend well with peppermint:
Cautions: Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver. Peppermint oil might decrease how quickly the liver breaks down some medications. Medications changed by the liver: Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), amitriptyline (Elavil), haloperidol (Haldol), ondansetron (Zofran), propranolol (Inderal), theophylline (Theo-Dur, others), verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), and pantoprazole (Protonix); diazepam (Valium); carisoprodol (Soma); nelfinavir (Viracept) diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), ibuprofen (Motrin), meloxicam (Mobic), and piroxicam (Feldene); celecoxib (Celebrex); amitriptyline (Elavil); warfarin (Coumadin); glipizide (Glucotrol); losartan (Cozaar) lovastatin (Mevacor), ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), fexofenadine (Allegra), triazolam (Halcion)
People with gallbladder disease, severe liver damage, gallstones and chronic heartburn should avoid the intake of peppermint oil.
NAHA Safety Note for Peppermint Essential Oil: Avoid use on children under 30 months of age. Direct application of peppermint oil to the nasal area or chest to infants should be avoided because of the risk of apnea, laryngeal and bronchial spasms, acute respiratory distress with cyanosis and respiratory arrest. Do not apply undiluted peppermint essential oils to the feet, particularly on infants and children under the age of 12.