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Chocolate Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Essential Oil

Chocolate Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Essential Oil


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Chocolate Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Essential Oil

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part : Aerial part
Extraction : Steam distillation
Main Components : Menthol, neomenthol, isomenthol, menthone, piperitone, pulegone, menthyl acetate, menthofurane
Oil Characteristics : Transparent slightly yellow liquid. It has a penetrating green smell, minty, and camphoric.
Properties : Anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-parasitic, tonic and stimulant +++, cardio-tonic, hypertensive, utero-tonic, entero-tonic, digestive stimulant, antiemetic, stomachic, hepato-tonic, hepato-cellular regenerator, cholagogue, choleretic, pancreatic stimulant, neurotonic and equilibrating, anti-catarrhal, expectorant and mucolytic, analgesic, anaesthetic +++, anti-inflammatory (intestinal, urinary), decongestant (prostate), hormone-like , emmenagogue (ovarian regulation)
Indications : Hepato-pancreatic insufficiencies +++, indigestion, dyspepsia, nausea, kinetosis, aerophagia, aerocoly, viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver colic, inflammatory and spasmodic colics, ulcers, gastro duodenal atony, gastralgia, enteralgy, yellow fever, cystitis, prostatitis, nephritic colic, neurovegetative dystonia, asthenia, migraines, headaches+++, zona, viral neuritis (optical nerve), neuralgias, sciatica++, pruritus, urticaria++, eczema++, parturition, rhinitis, sinusitis, otitis, laryngitis, vision disorders (caused by circulation), erethism (over excitability in certain organs), hypotension, lipothymia

Energetic and Emotional Effect

Peppermint is a general stimulant; inspiring when it is applied on the forehead chakra. It stimulates creativity (sacral chakra) and has an effect on will and activity (solar plexus). It works wonderfully in synergy with spruce.

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 Mint is largely used in cooking. It is notably used as an aromatic for chewing gum and various prepared products, among which alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.


Peppermint is used to enhance products such as soaps, toothpastes, cosmetics and perfumes.

Receipts and Hints

  • Digestion and liver stimulation: 1 drop of essential oil taken internally in a bit of honey.
  • Fresh breath: 1 drop on the tongue or as a gargle.
  • Drowsiness: Apply 2 drops on the forehead and on the nape and breathe in its vivifying aroma.
  • Knocks and bruises: Apply 3 or 4 drops of pure essential oil on the affected spot.
  • Itch: Apply pure essential oil (for ex., on an insect bite) directly or diluted in St-John’s-Wort or sweet almond oil for a larger surface.
  • Headache and sinusitis: Apply 2 drops of pure essential oil on the temples, nape and forehead. You can also prepare a massage oil combining peppermint with lavender (3 or 4 drops in a spoonful of St-John’s-Wort or almond oil) for the neck-nape-shoulders-upper back region.
  • Mosquitoes and itching: See above.
  • Congestion: Pour 2 drops in the palm of your hand (can be combined with lavender), rub hands together and breathe in with each nostril 3 or 4 times.
  • Sunburns: Mix 1 drop of peppermint oil and 1 drop of lavender oil in a spoonful of St-John’s-Wort oil and apply gently on the affected area.
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Safety Data and Contraindications

  • Use with moderation. 
  • Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding. 
  • Peppermint should also be avoided internally in children under three years old. 
  • Try to stay away from eye contour with peppermint oil. 
  • In most cases, it is better to use peppermint oil diluted, especially for external use, often inadvisable. 
  • Peppermint should also be avoided when a person is taking homeopathic remedies.


Documentation and References

  • L’AROMATHÉRAPIE, huiles essentielles du Québec et du monde, Michel Turbide
  • L’AROMATHÉRAPIE EXACTEMENT, P. Franchomme et Docteur P. Pénoël, Éditions Roger Jollois
  • La Flore Laurentienne
  • The Illustraded Encyclopedia of Essential Oils
  • Native American Ethnobotany