Peppermint oil has a sharp, refreshing minty aroma and is pale yellow in colour. This species of peppermint is cross-bred from water-mint and spearmint, and the oil is steam distilled from the herb.
One of the most popular essential oils, peppermint oil has many applications. Its cooling properties make it an effective natural pain reliever, when used in massage. When vaporised peppermint oil is effective at alleviating the symptoms of the common cold due to its ability to open the airways and reduce congestion.
The clean, fresh aroma of the oil is also often used to promote alertness and improve concentration.
Botanical Name: Mentha Piperita