Peppermint Supreme - Organic Essential Oil - Fair Trade - Mentha piperita - India - New directions Aromatics, Canada
Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
L-Menthol: 30 - 35%
Menthone: 23 - 30%
Plant Part: Herb
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, colorless to pale-yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: This variety of Peppermint Oil has a strong, fresh, penetrating scent because of its high menthol content, but it exudes herbaceous notes rather than candy-like notes / Top note / Strong aroma
Product Abstract: Mentha piperita is a perennial hybrid that proliferates by spreading its underground rhizomes, which can grow anywhere. Peppermint's name has its roots in Greek mythology; the story goes that, when Hades, God of the Dead, pursued the beautiful nymph Minthe, Hades' wife Persephone became jealous and turned Minthe into a small and insignificant plant on which to be trampled. Pluto could not undo the transformation but ensured that Minthe would always be loved for her fragrant aroma. Peppermint is used as a fragrance agent in soaps, candles and toiletries.
Note: The high Menthol content of this oil means that it could potentially crystalize. If this happens, place the bottle in a hot water “bath,” and change the water frequently to ensure that the temperature remains hot. Repeat this step until the oil returns to its liquid state, then gently agitate the bottle before use.
Cautions: For external use only; dilute well before use. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.