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Peppermint Macerate.

Commonly known as: Mentha piperita Leaf / Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (I.N.C.I.).
Botanical name: Mentha piperita L. var. piperita.
Extraction process: Extraction first cold pressure of the seeds of sunflower then maceration of the leaves of peppermint resulting from the organic farming in the virgin oil of sunflower.
Family: Lamiaceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Leaves.
Location: Mainly cultivated in Bulgaria, Greece, Spain and France.
Flowering: From July to September.
Provenance, origin: Peppermint leaves: France, Europe and/or Asia; Sunflower seeds: Europe.
Phytochemical composition: Polyunsaturated fatty acids (linoleic acid, gamma-linolenic acid); monounsaturated fatty acids (palmitoleic acid, oleic acid, eicosenoic acid); saturated fatty acids (palmitic acid, behenic acid, stearic acid)
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Oily liquid; Color: Green; Odor: Strong odor of peppermint.
Physical characteristics: Density: 0,915 - 0,923 g/cm3; Soluble in oils and organic solvents; Oxidative potential: Sensitive; Saponification index: 188 - 198 mg KOH/g; pH: Not applicable, non-aqueous product.
Benefits: Anti-inflammatory, refreshing, fragrant, purifying, anti-bacterial, calming, soothing.
Concerns: All skin types especially mature skin, acne-prone skin, combination to oily skin and irritated skin; All hair types especially oily hair; Indicated for heavy legs.

Details

Use

  • Face care (lip balms, cream masks, face creams, purifying cleansing gels);

  • Body care (massage oils, shower gels);

  • Hair care (hair oils, shampoos, conditioners);

  • Hygiene (toothpastes).

Preservation

Oily macerate sensitive to oxidation. Store in a dry and cool place (temperature below 15°C), away from light, humidity and heat.

Contra-Indications and Precautions

There are no contraindications to the cosmetic use of peppermint macerate. Pregnant and/or breastfeeding women, as well as young children can use it. Avoid contact with the eyes.

Find out more

Peppermint is a hybrid of Mentha aquatica x Mentha spicata. Dried peppermint leaves have been found in Egyptian tombs dating back to the first millennium BC; however, it seems that at that time they were not intended for therapeutic use, but rather to perfume, purify or flavor dishes or places. Hippocrates and Aristotle used it as an aphrodisiac. The Greeks and Hebrews used peppermint for perfume, while the Romans used it to flavor wine and dishes. Moreover, the Roman law forbidding the women to drink wine, a beverage reserved for the men and the Gods. They chewed a paste containing mint and honey in order to hide the odor. The name of the plant comes from Minthe, a nymph of the Greek mythology that Proserpine, jealously, transformed into a "peppery" flower.