Peppermint Essential Oil


Peppermint essential oil has many benefits whether used in a diffuser, applied to the skin or temples. Benefits and uses of Peppermint essential oil are provides in the discussion.

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Peppermint Essential Oil in a 15 ml dropper bottle

Mesa Lavender Farms Peppermint Essential oil, available in 15 ml bottles, is known for its aromatic and healing properties. This pure essential oils is undiluted.

Peppermint has benefits when used in aromatherapy, as a topical application and even when taken internally. Peppermint is safe to ingest and for that reason we use this in our CBD tinctures. However, not all essential oils are safe to consume.  “Some EOs have convulsant effects and may trigger seizures in both epileptic and healthy individuals. Internal use of EOs like sage, hyssop, rosemary, camphor, pennyroyal, eucalyptus, cedar, thuja, and fennel can cause epileptic seizures because they contain thujone, 1,8-cineole, camphor, or pinocamphone, which have been identified as convulsive agents.”

This undiluted Pure Therapeutic Grade A essential oil is best used in a diffuser for aromatherapy, and added to salves, lotions, body butters, and other topically applied products.  Essential oils are best not applied directly to skin without diluting depending on one’s sensitivity level. Concentrated essential oils  should not be used around eyes or on mucous membranes . Sensitivity and  problems with dermatitis can be a problem for sensitive individuals especially with young children. When using with children first determine if sensitivity is an issue.

Note: Essential oils are best diluted with a carrier oil before being applied to the skin. Some essential oils require dilution to 2% while others are safe for topical use at 20%.

Essential Oils and Children

When using concentrated essential oils with children always conduct a patch test to assess sensitivity before using. Apply a small amount of the product to an arm or a leg, and leave for 24 hours. Some care givers do this on the foot. If there is any redness or pain to the touch, discontinue use.

An important cautionary note: No essential oil should ever be used for babies under 3 months. Similarly, they should never be ingested by a child. Avoid using with infants or kids who have asthma.

Essential oils and pets

Many essential oils are toxic to pets. Oil of cinnamon, citrus such as lemon, pennyroyal, peppermint, pine, sweet birch, tea tree (melaleuca), wintergreen, and ylang ylang, are poisonous to cats and dogs. Peppermint can be toxic to pets whether ingested, applied to the skin or used in a diffuser. For that reason Mesa Lavender Farms Pet CBD tinctures and salve do not contain any essential oils. We highly recommend you avoid using peppermint essential oil around your cats and dogs. Mesa Lavender Farms recommends you speak with your veterinarian about the use of any essential oil around your pets. Lavender essential oil, however, is  considered the essential oil which can be safely used in a diffuser with your pets.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used to relieve flatulence and gastric stimulant worldwide.

Remember:  Peppermint is reported to be toxic to dogs whether applied to the skin, used in a diffuser, or licked up in the case of a spill.

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15 ml peppermint