Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
The peppermint plant is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and was first described by Carl Linneaus in 1753. A high menthol content?like that found in the doTERRA Peppermint essential oil?distinguishes the best quality Peppermint from other products. Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral hygiene, Peppermint also helps alleviate occasional stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function when taken internally.* Peppermint continues to be one of the best-selling favorites among doTERRA essential oils. .
Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.
Take one to two drops in a Veggie Capsule to alleviate occasional stomach upset.*
Add a drop to your favorite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist.
Place one drop in palm of hand with one drop Wild Orange and one drop Frankincense and inhale for a mid-day pick-me-up.
- Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below. .
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor?s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. .
- Primary Benefits
When ingested, promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing* .
Promotes digestive health when taken internally*
Repels bugs naturally .
- Aromatic Description Minty, fresh, herbaceous .
- Collection Method Steam Distillation .
- Plant Part Whole Plant .
- Main Constituents Menthol, menthone, eucalyptol .
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.