Peppermint's brisk, uplifting aroma has been enjoyed for centuries, in both
aromatherapeutic and culinary applications. LifeSource Vitamins Peppermint
Oil can be invigorating and rejuvenating and can also be taken internally
when properly diluted. LifeSource Peppermint Oil is 100% pure, and steam
distilled from fresh peppermint leaves.
Peppermint is one of the most useful and beloved essential oils.
Refreshing, cooling, uplifting, and restoring, peppermint has a variety of
therapeutic uses. Used extensively in both Eastern and Western medicine for
everything from indigestion to diarrhea, headaches to tired feet, and
toothaches to cramps. Peppermint is also a big favorite among the food
industry and can be found as a flavoring agent in gums, candy, ice cream,
and pastries. However, peppermint really shines in aromatherapy, as its
fresh, comforting scent soothes and relieves all sorts of ailments, both
mental and physical.*
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Mixes well with Basil, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, myrrh,
pine, rosemary, spearmint, tea tree, and wintergreen.
Avoid if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use on babies or small children. It May cause irritation to sensitive skin, however, it is rare. Do a patch
test, first, before applying in large amounts. Do not use in baths. Should
not be used in conjunction with homeopathic remedies, as it will act as an
If one were to recommend an aromatic herb that is known for its versatile
uses, peppermint oil would win hands down.
The botanical name of peppermint is mentha piperita. Extracted
from the herb by steam distillation, the oil of peppermint is clear with a
slight tinge of yellow. Its main constituent is menthol, which imparts the
famous heady, minty aroma and the remarkable “cooling sensation,” when
tasted or touched.
Peppermint oil comprises vitamins A and C, omega-3 fatty acids, and
minerals including potassium, manganese, iron, magnesium, calcium, and
copper. The numerous health benefits of peppermint oil include its ability
to treat several health problems.
Peppermint oil is said to cure indigestion. Use peppermint oil as a
flavoring agent in food or add a few drops in a glass of warm water and
drink it after your meal. Being carminative in nature, peppermint oil helps
to dispel gas. It also eases stomach and bowel spasms and is the best
antidote for an upset stomach.
Peppermint oil benefits the respiratory system. The menthol in peppermint
oil helps to clear the respiratory tract. The oil of peppermint acts as an
expectorant and provides relief during a regular bout of cold and cough,
and the more serious sinusitis, asthma, and bronchitis. Use peppermint oil
as a cold rub on the chest or inhale it through a vaporizer and you will
find that your nasal congestion has disappeared.
Peppermint oil is also used for relief from headaches. Inhaling a few drops
of peppermint oil sprinkled on a handkerchief or dabbed on your wrist will
remove a nagging headache. It also acts as a stress buster.
Peppermint oil is used to treat stress and pain. After a long tiring day,
soak yourself in a bath or shower after applying some drops of peppermint
oil to your body. The refreshing properties of the oil will make you feel
energized again. The cooling properties of peppermint oil benefit by
removing pain. It can be applied topically.
Peppermint oil is used in hair and skincare. Peppermint blends well with
other essential oils and is used in massages, steam bath, and mud packs.
Peppermint oil is antiseptic in nature, and when massaged on the scalp, it
helps to remove dandruff and lice in addition to its usual cooling effect.
When applied on the skin, peppermint oil keeps pimples at bay and keeps the
skin healthy and blemish-free. Add a drop or two of peppermint oil to your
toothpaste and say goodbye to bad breath and toothaches.
LifeSource Vitamins - Peppermint Oil is steam distilled from fresh
peppermint leaves, 100% Pure & Natural, Mentha piperita,
Aromatherapeutic, GC/IR Verified, Refreshing, cooling, uplifting,
restoring, therapeutic, indigestion, diarrhea, headaches.
What are essential oils?
Essential Oils are the naturally occurring volatile oils obtained by steam
distillation or cold pressing (expression), having the characteristic aroma
of the plant part from which it was derived. These 100% pure oils are
"neat", meaning they have not been processed, diluted or manipulated in any
way with solvents or other additives. Although a particular species of
plant harvested and distilled for its essential oil during a particular
growing season in a specific region may produce a fragrance that differs
from the same species grown in a different region, many of the main
chemical markers and physical specifications may be very similar.
Do essential oils have a grading system to tell me which is better?
There is no official grading system that grades essential oils as A, B, C
or Therapeutic grade. All LifeSource Essential Oils are 100% pure essential
oils are accurately labeled as such and are the highest purity and quality
Nearly all essential oils are obtained by physical means, with most
essential oils obtained by the process of steam distillation of plant
materials, and Citrus Oils by the process of “cold pressing” of the fruit.
There are a few essential oils obtained using chemical solvent extractions.
These products are termed “concretes” and “absolutes”, and are identified
as such on the label. This discussion will center on the physical processes
of steam distillation and cold pressing.
Steam distillation is a three-step process comprised of the following:
The plant material is placed on a screen in a steam still. Steam from a
boiler is introduced under the screen where the plant material is held.
The steam vaporizes the essential oil in the plant material. Both steam
and oil vapor rise to a condenser.
The steam and oil are condensed to a liquid, and fed to a receiving
The essential oil rises to the top of the liquid in the receiving
vessel. It is separated from the condensed steam liquid (water or
hydrosols). The water may be returned to the boiler and re-boiled into
Cold Pressing is a four-step process comprised of the following:
The whole fruit is scarified, which means the peel or rind is
mechanically pierced to open the sacs containing the essential oil.
The whole fruit is then pressed which squeezes out the juice and oil.
The oil and juice, which contains the peel and other fruit solids, are
centrifuged to separate the liquids and solids.
The oil liquid layer is then separated from the juice liquid layer.
Further physical processing of either the steam distilled or cold-pressed essential oils, such as filtering, winterizing, or
distillation, may follow to clarify or rectify them by removing any
debris, waxes, etc. In no instance is the use of chemical solvents
permitted for products labeled as 100% pure essential oils, nor are any
chemical additives permitted to enhance (adulterate) the oils. All
LifeSource Essential Oils are produced utilizing only steam
distillation or cold pressing with no additional ingredients.
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