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Peppermint essential oil.

Commonly known as: Mentha Piperita Oil (INCI), English mint.
Botanical name: Mentha piperita.
Extraction process: Hydrodistillation.
Family: Lamiaceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Leaves.
Location: Europe (United Kingdom, Denmark, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland, Ukraine, Bulgaria, former Yugoslavia, Greece, Italy, Romania, France, Portugal, Spain), Siberia (Russia), Australia, New Zealand, North America (Canada, United States), Morocco, Egypt, China, India.
Flowering: From July to September.
Provenance, origin: Mainland France.
Phytochemical composition: Menthol, menthone, eucalyptol, menthyl acetate, linalool, limonene, menthofuran, pulegone, 1,8-cineole, isomenthone, neomenthol, beta-caryophyllene, trans-thuyanol-4, octanol, piperitone, menthene, pinene, phellandrene, cadinene, terpinene, pulegone, piperitone, alpha-pinene, beta-pinene.
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Lipid and mobile liquid; Colour: Colourless to pale greenish-yellow; Odour: Characteristic, minty.
Physical characteristics: Density = 0.901-0.916.
Benefits: Anti-inflammatory, soothing, anti-bacterial, refreshing, tonic, anti-fungal, decongestant, purifying, stimulating, astringent.
Concerns: All skin typologies, especially skin prone to redness and irritated, acne-prone, and dull skin; All hair typologies, especially oily, irritated scalps prone to oily dandruff; Recommended for heavy legs and to relieve sunburn and irritation.



Face care (lotions, face masks, face creams, shaving foams, aftershave gels); Hygiene (toothpastes, mouthwashes); Body care (milks, shower gels, after-sun care, solid salts, deodorants, body mists, cooling gels/lotions for heavy legs, foot care); Hair care (shampoos, scalp scrubs, hair masks, purifying serums)


Store preferably at room temperature, in a dry place and in a tightly closed container, away from light, air and heat.

Contra-Indications and Precautions

Not to be used by children, pregnant or breastfeeding women, people with a previous history of convulsive or epileptic disorders and people allergic to essential oils.

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Peppermint is a hybrid herbaceous plant, the result of a cross between water mint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata). It is, in fact, a sterile plant. It has a powerful and cold smell. Its dark green leaves become reddish in the sun and coppery in the shade. The small flowers are purple. The oldest traces of this variety of mint go back to the first millennium BC. It is said that it emerged in a vast region encompassing northern Africa, the Mediterranean basin and western Asia. The ancient Egyptians, Hebrews and Greeks used it for its therapeutic properties.