Mentha piperita or Peppermint is a perennial plant that can grow up to 30-90 cm in height. It bears beautiful purple coloured four-lobed corolla flower, framed in dark green leaves with red veins. The Peppermint plant is native to some European, Middle East, and Asian Countries, but due to its wide popularity and demand, it is grown in almost every part of the world.
Since ancient times, Peppermint has been a cherished plant among Chinese and Japanese people because of its uses in their traditional medicine practices. Its dried leaves were found in pyramids of Egypt. These leaves were believed to make afterlife pleasant. The impact of Peppermint’s fragrance has been mentioned in Greek mythology as the story of a nymph named Mentha. Even at present, Peppermint oil is one of the most used essential oils in the world, second only to Lavender.
Ecodrop’s Organic Peppermint essential oil is extracted from the leaves of Mentha piperita, grown organically in the temperate regions of India, certified under UK Soil Association Organic Standards. For obtaining the optimal quality of oil, plants are grown in partial sunlight or half-shade environment. The leaves of Peppermint contain the highest concentration of the oil at a time when flowers had just bloomed, and cover not more than 10% of the plantations. During this time, fresh leaves are handpicked and sent for extraction of oil by the steam distillation process.
|Country of Origin:||India|
|Botanical Name:||Mentha piperita|
|Extraction Method:||Steam Distillation|
|Parts of Plant used:||Leaves|
|Colour:||Colourless to Pale Yellow|
|Odour:||Medium Minty Odour|
|Main Components:||Menthone, L-Menthol, Eucalyptol|
|Bottled in the UK|
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BENEFITS AND USES
Aromatherapy: This piercing fragrance stimulates the brain, increases focus, and enhances mental function.
Skincare: Peppermint oil’s astringent property works wonders for the skin by repairing damaged cells, opening pores, improving skin tone, and making you look younger.
Haircare: Peppermint oil stimulates the scalp, thus greatly promoting hair growth. It treats scalp inflammation and dryness and presents a natural way to kill lice.
Disinfectant: As a natural sanitiser, this antimicrobial oil not only cleans but also leaves a pleasant fragrance afterwards. It’s a great house cleaner that discourages insects and mites from entering your place.
Pain management: A few drops on wounds can greatly reduce the burning sensation from cuts or burns. It not only numbs the pain receptors but also promotes faster healing.
Beauty products: Add 3-4 drops to creams, lotions, hair oils, shampoo, conditioners, hand creams, and other beauty products.
Diffusion:Add 4-5 drops to your diffuser. Optionally, combine with an equal amount of Eucalyptus oil.
Scalp massage: Blend 3 drops of Peppermint and 3 drops of Rosemary oil in coconut or olive oil. Massage your scalp and hair twice a week for healthy long, lustrous hair.
DIY lip balm: Make a refreshing lip balm with beeswax, jojoba oil, and 7-8 drops of Peppermint oil. Refer to our ebook for the complete recipe. This lip balm will also leave a cooling sensation on the lips.
Pain relief massage: For migraine headaches, massage 2-3 drops directly on the forehead. For menstrual and muscle pain, add 5-6 drops to 10 ml of sesame oil and massage the affected area.
UK SOIL ASSOCIATION CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Licence no: CS28221
This product is Soil Association certified* and free from any harsh chemicals, additives and preservatives that are destructive to our beautiful planet & us. It has been manufactured under the strict Soil Association standards (Genuine organic product with quality, integrity and transparency).
* “Soil Association Organic Certificate enforces the strict European laws about the production of organic food, animal welfare, protecting human health, and safeguarding the environment. No system of farming has higher levels of animal welfare than farms working to Soil Association organic standards.”
We feel the responsibility to care for our planet & our farmers. We only buy from small organic farms with highest ethical & environmental values. We’re on a mission to put nature at the forefront. As a society we’ve parted ways from naturalism following the industrial age, but we hope to change that. As close to nature as possible, our formulas prove the healing and beautifying powers of planet earth.
Through the utilisation of sustainable business practices, we strive to establish a deeper connection to the natural world. When you buy from us you can rest assured that the product you have purchased is: 100% pure and Organic, Vegan, Cruelty Free, GMO Free using Ethical Sourcing Practices.
- For external use only.
- Higher amounts may irritate the skin.
- Do not add undiluted Peppermint oil to your bathwater.
- Keep away from Eye area.
- Keep away from children.
The information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. Neither Ecodrop essential oils nor associated business entities guarantee the accuracy of the information. Please consult your doctor, especially if being used during pregnancy, before using this product. You are also encouraged to test the product to ensure that it meets your needs, before using for mass production.