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Peppermint Essential Oil

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Our steam distilled Peppermint Essential Oil is fresh, minty, and invigorating – perfect for a punch of high-energy and head-clearing focus. When diffused, this oil creates a stimulating atmosphere for daily tasks, immediately adding vitality and energy to any environment.



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Product name:
Peppermint Essential Oil (Peppermint Oil) – 100% Pure, Natural, Organic Essential Oil

Mentha Piperita

Quick info:

  • Botanical Name: Mentha Peperita
  • Aroma: Minty, Fresh, Strong
  • Extraction Method: Steam distilled
  • Source: India
  • Note: Top Note



  • Headaches
  • Decongestion
  • Focus
  • Nausea
  • Pain-relief
  • Hair Care
  • Energizing
  • Stimulating
  • Insect Bites
  • Allergies
  • Digestion

Botanical Families:

Peppermint belongs to a plant family called Lamiaceae (previously Labiatae): the mint family. 

Mentha Piperita, commonly known as Peppermint, is an aromatic perennial herb from the Mint or Lamiaceae family and is the most popular species among over 20 species of the genus Mentha. With a very familiar, recognizable, and nostalgic aroma, Peppermint Essential Oil is the oldest and the most versatile essential oils known to us. Though native to the Middle East and Europe regions, it thrives well in the India, USA, Japan, Italy, and Great Britain. It is a natural hybrid cross of spearmint and water mint plants and has a characteristic strong, distinctive fragrance that is fresh and minty.

Chemical families: Lamiaceae


Our steam distilled Peppermint Essential Oil is fresh, minty, and invigorating – perfect for a punch of high-energy and head-clearing focus. When diffused, this oil creates a stimulating atmosphere for daily tasks, immediately adding vitality and energy to any environment.

Known for its cooling properties when applied topically or inhaled, Peppermint essential oil is best harvested on sunny days just as it starts blooming, for this is when the menthol is at its peak.

Peppermint Essential Oil is highly valued even today for its wide range of its therapeutic benefits, medicinal applications, culinary uses, and minty and energizing aroma. An indispensable ingredient in aromatherapy, Peppermint Essential Oil helps to soothe the nerves, promote tranquility, uplift mood, and fight fatigue and exhaustion. 


One of the top benefits of Peppermint Essential oil is definitely its mood-boosting and invigorating abilities. Add 8 to 10 drops in a diffuser or burner for the ultimate aromatherapy session.

No more headaches:

Peppermint Essential Oil is ideal for use as a natural remedy for alleviating headaches. By adding a few drops to your forehead, this oil can promote circulation, relax any muscle tension you may be experiencing and even cause a numbing effect to soothe the pain (thanks to its cool minty feel). Make sure to dilute it when applying it topically with a carrier oil of your choice.

No more pain:

If you are wondering if peppermint oil is good for pain, the answer is a resounding “yes!” Peppermint essential oil is a very effective natural painkiller and muscle relaxant. It is known to reduce muscle soreness, relieve joint pain, soothe tired muscles, relieve sprain, and reduce back pain. To reap those benefits, simply dilute some Peppermint Essential oil in any carrier oil you like and massage the affected area.

Breathe Easy:

Ideal for clearing up your airways and supporting your lungs, peppermint essential oil helps you clear any nasal congestion. Its anti-microbial properties make it perfect for fighting respiratory tract infections too. You can also use it to reduce sinusitis.


Did you know? Peppermint oil is highly effective at relaxing muscles in your nasal passages and helping clear out the muck and pollen from your respiratory tract during allergy season. It’s considered one of the best essential oils for allergies because of its expectorant, anti-inflammatory and invigorating properties.

A lab study published in the European Journal of Medical Research found that peppermint compounds displayed potential therapeutic efficacy for the treatment of chronic inflammatory disorders, such as allergic rhinitis, colitis and bronchial asthma. 

Digestion & bloating:

Peppermint Essential Oil is a natural remedy for promoting good digestion and enhancing appetite. It is also known to provide relief bloating, stomach pain, and gas.


To get rid of nausea, simply inhale peppermint oil directly from the bottle, add one drop to a glass of distilled water or rub one to two drops behind your ears.

Oral health:

It’s no coincidence that most toothpastes are mint flavored. Tried and true for well over 1,000 years, the peppermint plant has been used to naturally freshen breath. This is probably due to the way Peppermint Essential oil kills bacteria and fungus that can lead to cavities or infection.

Focus & Energy:

For a non-toxic alternative to unhealthy energy drinks, take a few whiffs of peppermint essential oil. It helps boost your energy levels and increase your focus. It increases alertness and drives away the feelings of exhaustion and weariness.

Hair growth:

By enhancing blood flow, Peppermint Essential oil is great for massaging your scalp and keeping it healthy. Simply incorporate peppermint essential oil in your hair care routine either by adding a few drops to your shampoo, conditioner or hair oil. Leave it on overnight to get the most benefits.

Ditch the chemicals:

Peppermint Essential oil is a natural antiseptic with strong anti-microbial qualities. Peppermint Essential oil kills unsafe surface bacteria and airborne ones while leaving a fresh smell sure to tantalize your senses.


You can add a few drops of Peppermint essential oil to your washing machine or when drying your clothes to make them smell beyond wonderful!

Meditate & Concentrate:

For a great grounding or meditation session, we recommend the following oil blend for your diffuser.

Simply add:

These essential oils have a calming effect on the body and encourage an overall sense of feeling more relaxed when meditating.

Breathe Easy:

If you close your eyes and inhale this blend, you will have the most satisfying and deep breath of your life!

Thick Hair:

Use this recipe to enhance your hair’s condition and promote healthy growth to keep your locks thick and beautiful.


If you have a cold or flu and need to clear out your nasal passages, simply boil a pot of water or use a steam inhaler – add the below and take deep breaths:

Home Scenting:

Add a few drops of Peppermint essential oil to some cotton wool balls and pop them into your clothes drawers or on a shelf in your wardrobe. This will add a lovely scent to your wardrobe and clothes.

Aroma: Fresh and juicy green fragrances have become a significant perfume trend. Instantly cooling and utterly refreshing, it’s no wonder that Peppermint Essential Oil is a key ingredient in many perfumes.


It blends well with Lavender, Rosemary, Juniper berry, Tea Tree, Grapefruit, Geranium, Cypress, Lemon, Marjoram, Eucalyptus.

– Olfactory Family: Minty, Strong, Fresh
– Note: Top note
– Strength: Strong
– Perfumes used in: Versace Eros, Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia, Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca, Versace Eros Eau de Parfum, Zara Waterlily Tea Dress, Balenciaga Florabotanica, Yves Rocher Garden Party, James Heeley Menthe Fraiche, Guerlain L’homme ideal Cool, Prada Luna Rossa, Paco Rabanne Invictus Platinum, Mugler A*Men Kryptomint, Hugo Boss Unlimited, Azzaro Pour Homme Wild Mint, Hermes Le Jardin de Monsieur Li, Lush Dirty, Guerlain Homme Eu de Parfum, Ralph Lauren Big Pony, Comme des Garcons Green, Burberry Mr. Burberry Indigo, David Beckham Aromatic Green, Cartier Oud & Menthe, Carolina Herrera Virgin Mint.


Peppermint, or Mentha piperita, was first cultivated for medical use in eighteenth-century England. However, many believe that its provenance can be traced as far back as Ancient Egyptian times.

To make peppermint oil, fresh parts of the flowering plant are distilled with steam which extracts the essential oils. However, this is a complex process to master. The herb requires specific ecological conditions for optimum yield, drastically reducing the regions for cultivation.

Holy monks in the Middle Ages used peppermint to clean their teeth. With its strong menthol smell, they would also use it to repel rodents away from their cheese storerooms. By the mid-1700s, peppermint became listed as a medicinal agent for treating many kinds of conditions, from diseases to migraines.

One of the most well-known uses for peppermint historically has been for stomach issues. Ancient Egyptians used peppermint as a treatment for indigestion. In addition to this, Ancient Greeks believed mint could treat hiccups, and Romans used it as a stomach soother.

Fun Facts About Peppermint Essential Oil:

  • Although peppermint-flavored, candy canes don’t contain real peppermint only artificial flavor.
  • Peppermint essential oil is the oldest home-remedy for digestion problems.
  • Mint leaves are full of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C and B2, calcium, copper and magnesium.
  • Peppermint essential oil is the 2nd most popular after Lavender essential oil.


For IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)

Some of the most extensive research into the benefits of peppermint oil has focused on IBS. A 2019 review of 12 trials examined the efficacy of peppermint oil capsules in treating IBS when compared with a placebo. Researchers found that treatment with peppermint oil improved abdominal pain and other symptoms of IBS.

For Nausea:

Nausea can have many causes, and it often occurs after an operation. One study assessed the effect of inhaled peppermint oil on postoperative nausea. The researchers found that patients rated their level of nausea as lower after inhaling peppermint oil.

The below table is a general dilution guide for essential oils. Aim for a one to five percent dilution for topical use, and always start small with the number of essential oil drops and increase the dilution ratio as desired.

10 ml30 ml60 ml120 ml240 mL
0.5%1 Drop3 Drop6 Drop12 Drop24 Drop
1 %2 Drop6 Drop24 Drop24 Drop48 Drop
2%4 Drop12 Drop48 Drop48 Drop96 Drop
3%6 Drop18 Drop72 Drops72 Drop144 Drop
5%10 Drop30 Drop120 Drop120 Drop240 Drop


Facial Use0.2 – 1.5%
Body Massage1.5 – 3%
Bath & Body Use1 – 4%
Spot Treatment3 – 5%


  • Use 6-12 drops in a diffuser
  • Add 2-5% to hair oil
  • Dab on to wrist, temples, behind ears, back of neck, feet etc
  • Add 1-2% to body oil
  • Take a whiff from the bottle
  • Add a few drops to bath water
  • Add 20-40 drops to 100ml rubbing alcohol
  • Add 1-2 drops in a cup of water and gargle

For external use only. Do not use undiluted on the skin. Avoid contact with eyes. Patch test before use. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use essential oils on children under 5 years old. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy or if under a doctor’s care. Store in a cool, dark place.

Shelf Life: 2 years

Babies & Children:

To keep your little one safe, for newborn to 24 months, we recommend that you always check with your pediatrician before introducing a new product to your baby’s routine.  Our products have no specified age range; however, remember to store products well away from your infant and child.

Ultrasonic diffusers effectively enhance the air of any environment. We recommend that:

  • Less is More: use less essential oils in ultrasonic diffusers
  • Diffusion Time: diffuse essential oils for 30-60 minutes on, then 30-60 minutes off
  • Air Flow: whenever you are using or diffusing essential oils, offer fresh air with an open window or door


You can use essential oils during pregnancy, but please consult your health care practitioner before use.


Using essential oils on pets:

The ability to tolerate essential oils is dependent on many factors, including plant species, product, dose, and route of application. Essential oil use cases show the most significant risk of toxicity is from direct skin application on your pet’s skin – these same cases also share that a large volume was applied directly and neat (pure without a carrier) to the pet’s skin. Knowing that there is a risk in using these oils to your pet’s fur or skin, we strongly recommend consultation with your veterinarian or animal care specialist prior to applying or exposure to any of our products.

If you’ve chosen to use essential oils around your pet, we first recommend taking note of your pets behavior, contacting your vet with any concerns, and the below list of Rūt products that we feel are the most pet-friendly:

Single note essential oils:

  • Chamomile
  • Frankincense
  • Clary Sage
  • Geranium
  • Rosemary

Should you choose to use your ultrasonic diffuser in the presence of your pet, we recommend:

  • Using only small amounts of essential oils. 1-5 drops are our recommendation
  • Ensure the space is well ventilated with a window open slightly for fresh air
  • Always keep a door open so that the animal can enter and exit the room easily
  • Take note of how your pet responds at all times and if you notice your pet resisting an aroma, discontinue use and move them to a well-ventilated space
  • Be particularly mindful of pets that are in cages or enclosed spaces (including birds and small rodents) as they cannot leave the room if they become uncomfortable

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