Peppermint Mentha piperita  Essential Oil Information

Mentha piperita

Peppermint Essential Oil

Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used

Mentha piperita



Leaves, flowers, stems

Extraction Method



Aroma Strength

Steam distillation

Pale yellow




Bold, minty


Supports healthy digestion and circulation, eases tummy and head discomfort, and promotes clear respiration. Use for headaches, sore throats, muscle aches, insect bites, toothaches. Calms stomach cramps, gas, an irritated colon, as well as motion sickness, and treats cold and flu symptoms such as upset stomach, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, cough, flatulence, vomiting, exhaustion, headaches and migraines.  Use for toothache to gum infections, or mouth infections.  Helps asthma, colic, exhaustion, fever, scabies, sinusitis and vertigo. Good for keeping mice, fleas and ants away! May help IBS.

Blends Well With

Basil, Black Pepper, Cacao, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Niaouli, Pine, Ravensara, Rosemary, Spearmint, Tea Tree


Menthyl acetate, menthone, cineole, limonene, phellandrene, pinene, beta-caryophyllene


Analgesic, anesthetic, antibacterial, antiseptic, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, decongestant, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, nervine, stimulant (digestive), stomachic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor, vermifuge.


Avoid if heart fibrillation. Considered safe, but is an irritant. Don't use on children under two years.