Peppermint (Supreme) Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Mentha Piperita

A top note with a strong aroma, Peppermint has a sharp, penetrating scent based on its high menthol content. The minty sweetness of the vapor makes it one of the most popular essential oils.


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Peppermint (Supreme) Essential Oil

Main Constituents:
 L-Menthol: 28 – 50%
 Menthone: 18 – 30%

The Peppermint (Supreme) plant, scientifically known as Mentha piperita, is a hybrid of water mint and spearmint, renowned for its refreshing aroma and therapeutic properties. It features dark green leaves with serrated edges and produces small, purple flowers.

Plant Part: Herb
Origin: India 

Processing Method: Steam distilled  

Peppermint (Supreme) essential oil has a rich history dating back thousands of years. The peppermint plant, a hybrid of water mint and spearmint, originates from and earns renown for its invigorating aroma and therapeutic properties.

People valued peppermint for its medicinal benefits since ancient times. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans utilized peppermint for various purposes, including alleviating digestive issues, soothing headaches, and freshening breath.

Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine also prized peppermint for its cooling and calming properties, using it to relieve nausea, indigestion, and respiratory ailments.

During the Middle Ages, peppermint gained further recognition in Europe for its medicinal properties. Monastery gardens cultivated it to treat digestive disorders, headaches, and muscle pain.

In the 18th century, peppermint essential oil extraction techniques improved, increasing availability and popularity. Peppermint became a staple in European herbal medicine, flavoring foods, beverages, and medicines.

In the 19th century, peppermint oil production expanded with the development of steam distillation methods. This made peppermint oil more accessible and affordable, leading to its widespread use in pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and aromatherapy.

Today, people cherish peppermint (Supreme) essential oil for its versatile applications. It commonly relieves digestive discomfort, headaches, and sore muscles. With ongoing research and interest in natural remedies, peppermint remains a beloved and effective essential oil in holistic health and wellness.

Benefits/Suggested Uses:

  • Due to its carminative properties, peppermint oil may help alleviate digestive discomfort such as indigestion, bloating, and gas. It can also relax the digestive tract muscles, relieving irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms.
  • Peppermint oil’s cooling and analgesic properties may help alleviate tension headaches and migraines when applied topically to the temples or inhaled through aromatherapy.
  • Due to its expectorant properties, which can help loosen mucus and clear the airways, may help relieve symptoms of respiratory issues such as coughs, colds, sinus congestion, and asthma.
  • Peppermint oil possesses analgesic properties that, when applied topically, may help alleviate muscle aches, joint pain, and menstrual cramps.
  • Peppermint oil’s invigorating aroma enhances focus, mental clarity, and energy levels, aiding in fatigue relief and promoting productivity.
  • When applied topically, peppermint oil’s cooling sensation may help alleviate itching and irritation from insect bites, rashes, and minor skin irritations.

Blends Well With:
Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Pine, Rosemary, Spearmint, and Thyme.

Note: Because of this oil’s very high menthol content, it may crystallize. If so, we recommend placing the bottle in a very hot water bath and changing it frequently until it returns to its liquid state, then gently agitating before use. 

Cautions: Dilute very well before use. This product is for external use only. It may cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended before use. Contact with the eyes should be avoided. 

Harmony Natural’s Products: Single note, Natural Insect Repellent, Rollers: Headache, Nose-tradamus, Refresh-Mint, Focus,  Creams: Magic Potion, Magic Snow, and Snowball, Essential oil blends: Refresh-Mint and Melt Away 

Additional information


1 oz Single Note Essential Oil, 1/2 oz Single Note Essential Oil


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