HE31 | Tasmanian Peppermint Oil

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HE31 | Tasmanian Peppermint Oil

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~ Mentha x Piperita ~

Peppermint Plant. A medium-sized herb that grows to approximately 3ft. It has a dark green to blackish, square stem and dark green leaves. A sterile hybrid cross rarely setting seeds. The plant exudes a strong eponymous peppermint odor.


Uses:
The oil of digestion, Peppermint eases the tummy. It cleanses a sick room, is cooling to breathe and heating to apply. Eases travel discomfort, exhaustion and fatigue. A powerful addition to body-care products, dentifrice, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, flavor and fragrance. Skin irritant. Dilute before use.

Directions:
Use in oil burner: add a few drops to water. Mix with water for use as hydrosol.

Botanical Name:
Mentha x piperita (after the goddess Mentha and pepper scented)

Oil Characteristics:
A colorless, clear, non-viscous and water-like oil. The scent is typical and eponymous mint, with herbaceous notes and fruity and spicy back notes. It has a very intense odor (8 on a scale of 1-10). Cooling menthol taste.

Chemical Characteristics:
36-46.8% menthol 21.9-22.8% menthone 3.7% menthyl acetate 2.7-5.05% cineol Chemical profile depends on time of harvest. Oil is high in menthol after flowering. Pulegone abundant during flowering.

Chemical Profile:
36-46.8% menthol 21.9-22.8% menthone 3.7% menthyl acetate 2.7-5.05% cineol Chemical profile depends on time of harvest. Oil is high in menthol after flowering. Pulegone abundant during flowering.

Physical Properties:
Specific Gravity - 0.901 Refractive Index - 1.461 Optical Rotation - -21° to -33°

Production Method:
Steam Distillation - Leaves & Tops

Warnings:
Caution should be taken when using Essential Oils. Do not use any oils without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. All Essential Oils should be kept out of the reach of children. Possible skin irritant; Test on small area of skin and dilute if necessary, before use. NOT TO BE TAKEN INTERNALLY