Oil Summary: Peppermint Yakima Essential Oil is extracted by steam distillation of the mint, Mentha piperita. A naturally occurring hybrid mint (watermint x spearmint), it is now cultivated worldwide, but most prominently in Yakima, Washington, U.S.A.. In the fertile Yakima Valley, the city of Yakima is known for its wineries and apple orchards, of which supply hundreds of antique and premier apple varieties. Consequently, the peppermint cultivated there is of the highest grade and most sought after in the industry. Peppermint essential oil provides a cooling sensation when applied topically, due to its menthol content. As such, it can be used in blends for muscle aches and pains, as well as to help ease headaches. Known to be an aphrodisiac, one should avoid use before going to sleep. Peppermint Yakima Essential Oil has been used as a painkiller for centuries. The herb’s essential oil is even more effective, and when applied on a problematic area, it provides relief in seconds. It is effective as a muscle relaxant and is especially helpful in soothing an aching back and sore muscles. When massaged directly onto the forehead, its cooling nature quickly lowers the pain of a headache and reduces fever. Besides, it is a natural remedy when it comes to relieving the pain associated with teething in infants. Simply mix it with a suitable carrier oil such as coconut oil at a 1:1 ratio and rub it on the infant’s gum area. Peppermint is also used to treat injuries by alleviating pain and minimizing inflammation.
One important factor important to consider in Peppermint and primarily one of the driver of price is Menthofuran, low price peppermint oil is preferable in using non-aromatherapy based application and they tend to be cheaper due to lower percentage of Menthofuran presence. It’s recommended to use higher percentage of Menthofuran for aromatherapy application.
Botanical Name: Mentha Piperita
Plant Origin: USA
Processing Method: Steam distillation
Plant Part: Leaves
Odor and Color: A clear, non-viscous liquid with a strong aroma that is very minty, sweet and fresh.
Contraindication: Peppermint oil can irritate the eyes, nose, and skin. Always dilute sufficiently with a favorable base oil, such as coconut or olive, before using it topically. When used internally, the oil might affect how your body assimilates other oils, supplements, and drugs. If you have an ongoing prescription for other medicines, reach out to your doctor for advice. Compared to rectified peppermint, regular peppermint is more volatile and, therefore, exhibits a more severe sensitivity to light and heat damage. It should only be stored in tightly sealed bottles, in a cool, dark place.
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