Peppermint, France - Organic EO

Mentha x piperita L.

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Our certified organic Peppermint essential oil from France has a wonderfully fresh, strong, cool aroma with a deep balsamic-sweet undertone that can be used for both aromatherapy applications and natural perfumery.

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Selected size SKU:800-016 - Peppermint, France - Organic 15 ml (1/2 oz) (w/ orifice reducer)

Sample 1 ml (1/30 oz)
$2.00
15 ml (1/2 oz)
$18.50
30 ml (1 oz)
$32.25
59.14 ml (2 oz)
$56.25
118.29 ml (4 oz)
$100.25
236.58 ml (8 oz)
$179.00
473.17 ml (16 oz)
$324.50
1 kg (2 1/5 lb)
$690.00
$2.00
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Product Overview

Our certified organic Peppermint essential oil from France has a wonderfully fresh, strong, cool aroma with a deep balsamic-sweet undertone that can be used for both aromatherapy applications and natural perfumery.

Since Peppermint’s aroma strength is quite pronounced due to its menthol content, the amount used in formulas should be carefully considered. Menthol is helpful in cooling muscle and joint massage blends. Menthone, a Peppermint ketone, is the power behind this oil’s incredible diffusiveness, but please note that some safety considerations (see above) must be kept in mind.

Peppermint essential oil is steam distilled from the partially dried herb, harvested in full early bloom, when menthol content is at its peak.[1] True Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) is thought to be a hybrid from three other species of Mentha – M. spicata, M. aquatic, M. longifolia and/or M. suaveolens – all native to southern Europe. The plant is cultivated in North and South America, Europe, Russia, northern Africa, India, Australia and other countries. Brought to the U.S. in the early 1800s, Oregon and Washington states are the main producers of American Peppermint oil.[2]

The original Peppermint variety grown in Southern France was introduced from England – the English black mint, Mentha x piperita Huds. var. officinalis – and is said to have “a fine, sweet and quite strong aroma.”[3] It is stated that Peppermint oil not distilled for industrial use has less chance of being improperly distilled, or adulterated (a common practice) with other mint oils, synthetic menthol, or other constituents; those oils produced from small distilleries are closer to the aroma of the fresh plants, and their higher selling price reflects the reality of genuine and authentic production practices.[4]  

The uplifting aroma of Peppermint essential oil is refreshing in outdoor and body sprays, diffusers, holiday blends, and a lovely companion during long car rides. For a less intense yet equally refreshing mint, please see our organic Spearmint essential oil.

1 Guenther, Ernest. The Essential Oils, Vol. III, 1949, p. 595.

2 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, pp. 513-4.

3 Guenther, Ernest. The Essential Oils, Vol. III, 1949, p. 632.

4 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 516.

5 Ibid.

6 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 387.

7 Ibid.

8 Ibid.

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Customer Reviews

Beautifully penetrating

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Such a gentle and airy peppermint. Perfect balance between sweet and menthol. Reminds me of mild peppermint candy. I love this with lavender and rose. I use it in my diffuser blends to help with breathing while not being overly stimulating. In my opinion (master aromatherapist) , fresh and clean, beautiful.

Review by Elisa 4/1/2018

Gum

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Smells exactly like peppermint gum to me. Pairs well with Eucalyptus.

Review by Raafiah 12/18/2015

Therapeutic

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This Peppermint oil has the most amazing scent as well as having the highest therapeutic qualities of any Peppermint oil I have tried. It is fantastic for digestive issues, headaches, colds, flues and fevers. My customers say no other Peppermint oil compares!

Review by Peggy 3/26/2013

Pure

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One of the cleanest, purest peppermint oils I've smelled. Wonderful!

Review by Erin 2/19/2013

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