Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Peppermint has been a cherished herb since ancient times. With the invention of distillation, Peppermint essential oil became a common ingredient in cosmetic, culinary, and wellness industries all around the world. Sourced and distilled with unmatched care, the doTERRA Peppermint essential oil’s unmistakable minty aroma, distinct flavour, and skin-cooling properties make it one of the most versatile and highly favoured essential oils in the doTERRA product catalogue. As if there wasn’t enough to love, Peppermint essential oil is especially useful in aromatherapy for a wide variety of applications, making it perfect for cold and cough season.*
Enjoy all the same benefits and minty aroma of Peppermint essential oil with doTERRA Touch® Peppermint. With its convenient 10 mL roller design, doTERRA Touch Peppermint is perfect to take on-the-go, and because it’s made in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil, doTERRA Touch Peppermint is ideal for those with sensitive skin.
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Peppermint oil is an especially efficacious essential oil to use in practices of aromatherapy. Peppermint oil is used in aromatherapy:
Peppermint’s scientific name is Mentha piperita. In ancient Greek Mythology, Minthe (also known as Mentha) is the name of a nymph who was transformed by Queen Persephone into a sweet-smelling mint.
Peppermint essential oil comes from the leaves of the peppermint plant, which is a hybrid of the water mint and spearmint plants. It is an herb characterized by its square stem, dark green leaves, and small bunches of light-lavender flowers. The peppermint plant can grow to be approximately 5.5–11 meters tall and grows best by streams or in wet locations with a lot of rainfall. Due to these specific water needs, peppermint is most commonly cultivated in Europe, Asia, and North America. The whole peppermint plant is used in the steam distillation process to yield the Peppermint essential oil we all know and love.
Peppermint oil’s minty aroma is one of the most diverse when it comes to blending, but it pairs especially well with Wild Orange oil, Marjoram oil, Cypress oil, Eucalyptus oil, Geranium oil, Grapefruit oil, Juniper Berry oil, Lavender oil, Lemon oil, Rosemary oil, and Tea Tree oil.
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.