Latin name: Mentha piperita.
Family name: Labiatae.
Country or Region: USA.
Growing Practice: This peppermint oil is distilled from the leaves and flowering tops and should be a pale yellow to light green oil. It has an earthy, grassy, sweet, mint aroma. This peppermint is only distilled once. Herbalists in ancient Greece and Rome used peppermint for nearly every ailment. Some traditional uses: for energy, and brighter mood, reducing pain, to help breathing, improve mental clarity and memory. Its main chemical components are: Menthol, menthone, menthyl acetate, menthofuran, limonene, pulegone, cineol.
Emotional profile: for shock, overwork, apathy, helplessness.
Blends with: rosemary, eucalyptus, lemon, marjoram, and lavender.
Warnings: Peppermint may irritate sensitive skin and should be avoided during pregnancy.