Peppermint Essential Oil - Sacred Soul Holistics
Peppermint Essential Oil - Sacred Soul Holistics
Peppermint Essential Oil - Sacred Soul Holistics
Peppermint Essential Oil - Sacred Soul Holistics
Peppermint Essential Oil - Sacred Soul Holistics

Peppermint Essential Oil

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  • About
  • Uses
  • Energetic & Personality
  • Chemical Composition
  • Why Sacred Soul
  • A Message From The Founders
  • Dilution
  • FAQs
  • Sources
  • Key Information

Clear The Mind And Awaken The Senses With Peppermint Essential Oil

Mentha x piperita L. is part of the Lamiaceae1 (Labiatae) family which includes mints, Rosemary, Lavender, Sage, Basil, Oregano, Hyssop and Thyme.

The first botanical record of peppermint was in the UK but nowadays the USA is one of the largest exporters of peppermint essential oil (although quality can vary considerably). Peppermint is however, widely cultivated in Argentina, Brazil, France, Italy, Morocco, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, England, India and Australia.

Other than the more obvious choice of being used to stimulate the mind and lift the spirits, Peppermint essential oil is a popular choice if you are looking for a natural way to ward off unwanted pests such as spiders and mice.

Reasons To Use Peppermint Essential Oil

Use Peppermint Oil To: How To Use
  • Stimulate and focus the mind2
  • Promote alertness
  • Counteract lethargy and sluggishness
  • Improve the mood and revitalise the spirit
  • Help bring out your motivation and confidence to get you going
  • Help to overcome feelings of inferiority
  • Help you to generate ideas, inspiration and insights
  • Diffuse
  • Inhale from the bottle, from a couple drops on a tissue or from a DIY inhaler
  • As a natural spider and mouse repellent3
  • Sprinkle a few drops on the runways of the creatures and around door and window frames to help deter unwanted mice and spiders
  • When you have a headache4
    • We’re not making a medicinal claim that peppermint oil is a treatment for headaches. Just that the cooling feeling of the oil applied topically, is said by many to feel nice and help you to relax, therefore good to use when you have a headache.
  • Dilute with a carrier and massage into the temples and/or neck or apply to a compress
  • Supports activity and exercise performance5
    • The feeling of mental stimulation and the clearing of the airwaves after inhaling the fresh, minty aroma of peppermint essential oil before activity can help you to focus on performance
  • Inhale from the bottle, from a couple drops on a tissue or from a DIY inhaler
  • Bloating and indigestion6
    • We’re not making a medicinal claim that peppermint oil is a treatment for indigestion and bloating. Just that the feeling of the oil applied topically, is said by many to feel nice when you are suffering with bloating.
  • Topical not internal and diluted with a carrier, massage into the stomach area
  • Feelings of nausea or motion sickness7
    • We’re not making a medicinal claim that peppermint oil is a treatment for nausea or motion sickness. Just that inhaling the oil is said by many to help with these feeling until you can seek professional advice if required or until the travel journey ends.
  • Inhale from the bottle, from a couple drops on a tissue or from a DIY inhaler
  • Soothe aching muscles and joints8
  • Diluted with a carrier, massage into affected area
  • Relief from insect bites
  • Diluted with a carrier, dab on affected area
  • Insect repellent9
  • Dilute with a carrier and dab a little on places like your ankles, legs, arms or back
  • When you are feeling like you are catching a cold or want to clear the sinuses10
  • Diffuse
  • Add 5-10 drops of peppermint essential oil to a bowl of hot water, place your face over the bowl (make sure it’s not too hot that it burns you) with a towel over your head, close your eyes and enjoy for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Cleanse, freshen and de-congest the skin
  • Add 5-10 drops of peppermint essential oil to a bowl of hot water, place your face over the bowl (make sure it’s not too hot that it burns you) with a towel over your head, close your eyes and enjoy for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Freshen the air
  • Add 10-15 drops to 250ml water in a spray bottle with a tablespoon of vodka or witch hazel

*refer to safety considerations in the attributes tab before use

Energetic And Personality Profile Of Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint is a funny old oil in that it often raises debate as to whether it’s warming or cooling with many stating that initially you feel the cooling sensation but this is later followed by a warming feeling.

Holmes states that peppermint oil balances the stomach Qi.11

Keim Loughran and Bull state it helps to clarify the chakras, promoting self esteem, integrity and ethics through the solar plexus chakra, clarity and communication through the throat chakra and stimulates our mind through the third eye chakra.12

Worwood says that you whether or not you like them, you won’t forget a peppermint personality. Think bright colours, loud music, loud friends and a strong personality that likes to be challenged and engage in stimulating conversation.

A true people person, sharp of wit and quick to think, peppermint people are capable of charming whoever they meet and quickly become the centre of attention, although more timid souls can sometimes find them overbearing.

Lovers and friends might feel like they take a back seat to the fast paced life of a peppermint but know that despite their lifestyle and persona, they tend to be loyal and caring towards others with a great deal of empathy.

A peppermint can sometimes go through highs and lows and if this is not corrected, they can become lethargic, down and frustrated.13

Chemical Composition

There are several standards for the purity and composition of peppermint:

  • ISO 856:2006
  • German Commission E
  • European Pharmacopoeia
  • WHO monographs on selected medicinal plants
  • Community herbal monograph on Mentha x piperita L., eatheroleum. European Medicines Agency

The European Pharmacopoeia standards for the main constituents of Peppermint essential oil are below:

Component Usual Composition
menthol 30-55%
menthone 14-32%
1,8-cineole 3.5-14%
methyl acetate 2.8-10%
methofuran 1-9%
isomenthone 1.5-10%
limonene 1-5%
pulegone <4%
carvone <1%

Why We Get Our Oil From Australia

One of the founders of Sacred Soul (Scott) emigrated to Australia in 2015. Since this time, he has connected with some of the most reputable Australian producers in the industry and formed real, in person relationships. Having this level of involvement in the supply chain and production of the oils ensures only the highest quality oils make it to the bottle.

Peppermint oil in Australia, although relatively small, is a maturing industry and the climate in certain regions of South Australia create optimal conditions for cultivating peppermint oil (hot days and cool nights with the right level of hydration). Couple this with high quality production and distillation capabilities and you have a winning combination to produce a really high quality essential oil.

How it’s Extracted

Similar to eucalyptus, it is the leaves that are the key part of the plant that is needed to create the oil.

As is the usual case with steam distillation, the partially dried leaves are loaded into stainless steel stills. When the still is full, a boiler creates steam from purified water that is gently funneled into the still.

Once the temperature gets close to 100oC, the vapour, which is now a mixture of steam and oil, rises up and passes through the condenser forcing it to cool suddenly, thus forming an oily water solution. A separation chamber then extracts the pure peppermint oil from the water.

The pure peppermint oil is then held for up to 12 hours while it cools and this allows any remaining water or contaminants to separate from the oil before it is placed in sealed aluminium storage containers ready for shipment.

The most coveted, most valuable (and thought to be the most therapeutic) oil is that which is collected during the first part of the distillation period. The resulting oil is called “first distilled.” This is the oil that we use in our products.

Our Commitment to Quality

Every batch of peppermint oil we receive is tested for purity and quality. Each batch of essential oil can differ, even from the same producer. Because essential oil is extracted from plants, it can be affected by many factors such as the weather, the seasons, and human error… a bit like fine wine.

This is why we carry out batch testing even if the batch is from the same supplier so we can guarantee consistent quality.

The farms we’ve chosen to work with consistently provide incredibly pure, high quality oils. We regularly review our producers with a stringent set of quality guidelines that we’ve developed in partnership with our industry experts and their 20+ years in the industry.

“Even an oil which is quite truthfully described as pure may be of poor quality, and therefore of less value therapeutically. IF AN ESSENTIAL OIL COSTS MUCH LESS THAN YOU WOULD NORMALLY EXPECT TO PAY FOR IT, the oil may well be athird or fourth distillate from a batch of plant material which has already yielded the greater part of its properties to the first or second distillation.”

About The Cultivation

Our mission is to provide you with the purest essential oils that contain the therapeutic properties you need to support yours and your family’s health.

Sometimes this means the oil is certified organic but acquiring an organic certification can be quite costly to farmers, which means many choose not to obtain it. Oils derived from plants that are organically grown or wildcrafted are still free from man-made chemicals despite not being certified. This means the oils can be of equal or better quality than comparable certified organic products and often at a lower price.

We also commit to sourcing single origin essential oils for transparency and quality.

How We Package Our Peppermint Oil

Our peppermint oil is fresh off the still and comes in a 10ML blue glass bottle and is sealed to protect the precious oil within. The bottle also comes with an orifice reducer built in so you can dispense the oil one drop at a time.

During the shipping process, special aluminium canisters prolong and protect the quality of the oil from light and temperature during transit from around the globe and we ensure a quick turnaround time from producer to bottle, with minimal shelf time to maintain quality and purity.

We typically recommend storing your oil at or below room temperature.

The Tests We Run on our Oils To Ensure Quality

All of our oil is constantly tested for purity. The testing provides us with key data about what constituent compounds are in the oils and at what volumes.

Gas Chromatography (GC)

Gas Chromatography (GC) describes the analytical separation technique used to analyze volatile substances in the gas phase. In GC, the components of a sample are dissolved in a solvent and vaporized in order to separate the analytes by distributing the sample between two phases: a stationary phase and a mobile phase. GC provides us key data about what compounds are in oils and how much of each component is present.

Mass Spectrometry (MS)

Mass Spectrometry (MS) is an analytical chemistry technique that identifies the amount and type of individual molecules present in a sample by measuring the mass-to-charge ratio. A mass spectrometer has three essential functions: Ion source, Mass analyzer and the Detector. The Ion source is where the sample is ionized. Once the sample is ionized, the mass analyzer sorts and separates the ions according to the mass and charge. Once the ions are separated and sorted then the separation is measured in the detector where a results chart is displayed.

A personal message from our founders

There’s nothing quite like the fresh invigorating feeling of being surrounded by peppermint plants.

We use peppermint every morning to ensure the day gets off to a good start with mental clarity from the get-go… although we do still throw in a cup of coffee for good measure!

I [Scott] emigrated to Australia and the uninvited creepy crawly guests we all get visiting our home, tend to be a bit bigger and meaner than what I was used to in the UK. I find regularly applying peppermint oil to their runways seems to help keep them at bay some, but I do keep a spray bottle handy to scare off the occasional brave one from time to time.

I hope you find our peppermint oil as uplifting and invigorating as we do. I hope the fresh, menthol aroma clears your mind and awakens your senses when you need it the most.

Ultimately we believe that an oil, like the business that stands behind it, should be ethical and be exactly what it says on the tin. That’s why we only use the highest quality peppermint, with the highest quality extraction methods, and shipped with the highest quality packaging.Kristan Markham Sacred Soul Holistics

It’s also why you won’t see us throwing around buzzwords that don’t mean anything, like “therapeutic grade” or “clinical grade.” When we describe our oils, we mean what we say.

We believe that the more you know about essential oils in general, the more likely you’ll want to become a part of the Sacred Soul community.

If for any reason you’re unsatisfied with our oil, I want to personally invite you to email me and let me know. I’ll be happy to refund your money within the first 90 days of your purchase.

I’m betting my business on the fact that you’ll be blown away by the quality and aroma of our peppermint oil.

Either way, thanks for stopping by our site and checking us out. We hope every interaction you have with us, in person, or online is positive and memorable. Feel free to drop us a note on our contact page if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback for us.

Sincerely,

signatures of founders

Dilution Guide:

IMPORTANT:

This guide is a general overview for oils that don't have a more restricted dermal recommendation and are considered safe for topical use with adults age 16+. It also doesn't account for any specific medical issues, medication or skin conditions. You should check with a medical professional or aromatherapist before use. Below are not recommended dosages. Never apply undiluted to the skin.

ALWAYS check the max dermal use for the individual oil/s or blend you plan to use. You should also consider your medical and skin conditions and take the advice of a qualified professional. Serious negative effects such as skin sensitization, irritation, burns and other issues could occur from misusing essential oils and products containing essential oils.

Patch test: For first time use, place a drop of diluted essential oil on a small area of skin such as the inside elbow. After application, be aware of adverse reactions for the first 24-48 hours.

 

essential oil dilution guide

General Use

See below for approximate dilution ratios and usage guidelines. These are NOT recommended dosages and you should always consult with a medical professional or qualified aromatherapist before use.

Always start with a low dilution.

  • 0.5% - 1% = facial, long term daily use or full body application
  • 2% = generally good for regular use
  • 3% = for specific localised concerns
  • 5% = short term specific concerns (max 2 weeks)
  • 10% = acute specific concerns

When measuring in 'drops', just be aware that the only way for true accuracy is to measure your drops using a digital scale because different oils can amount to a slightly different number of drops per ml. The orifice reducer in the bottle is also not a standard size so could differ between brands, which could affect the size of ‘a drop’ and therefore your dilution %. This table is intended as an approximate guide only.

Dilution

%

5ml

(1tsp carrier oil)

10ml

(2tsp carrier oil)

15ml

(3tsp carrier oil)

30ml

(6 tsp carrier oil)

0.5% <1 drop 1 drop 2 drops 4 drops
1% 1 drop 3 drops 4 drops 9 drops
2% 3 drops 6 drops 9 drops 18 drops
3% 4 drops 9 drops 13 drops 27 drops
5% 7 drops 15 drops 22 drops 45 drops
10% 14 drops 30 drops 44 drops 90 drops

*30ml is 1 ounce

Can it be used internally and/or is it 'food grade'?

As a brand, we have taken the position that essential oils are for external use only and should not be taken internally. We therefore will never state that any essential oil is food grade as this indicates that it is fit for human consumption.

Can it be used in a diffuser/oil burner?

Yes it can! :)

Can you use direct on the skin?

No we never recommend that any essential oil is used direct on the skin. Always dilute with a carrier, even when using in the bath.

Is it antibacterial (or any other medicinal property)?

Due to legal restrictions, we are not allowed to make any medicinal claims about essential oils and their properties, even if there is scientific evidence that supports the claim.

Is it certified organic?

In the additional details section on the product page, you will see the cultivation listed in the attributes. It will state ‘certified organic’ and the program under which certification was obtained if the oil is certified organic.

Sometimes an oil will be derived from plants that have been organically grown but the producer doesn’t have organic certification (organic certification comes with a price that many producers choose not to obtain). This doesn’t mean the oil is of a lower quality and in fact the opposite can be true. The cultivation will state ‘organically grown’ if this is the case.

Wild-crafted/wild-harvested means that the plants have been harvested from the wild rather than a plantation.

Is it therapeutic grade?

Therapeutic grade is a term created to assist with marketing. There isn’t an official industry standard for therapeutic grade so we refuse to use this term.

Can it be used in a steam room or sauna?

Technically yes but if it is a public steam room or sauna then NO, because you don’t know the people sharing the steam room with you.

These people could be suffering from health issues or taking certain medication and using essential oils in the steam room with these people could cause unwanted negative and potentially serious effects.

Can it be used to make toothpaste?

No, we only recommend using essential oils externally.

Can it be used as a spider/mice deterrent?

Although we can’t confirm the effectiveness of this, it does seem to be a very popular use of pure peppermint oil. People report adding it to cotton balls and placing them on the runs of the pests and in nooks and crannies. Other people claim to put about 15-20 drops in a spray bottle with water and a spoonful of vodka or witch hazel and spraying the pest runs a couple times per day.

Can it be used to make peppermint tea?

No. As a brand, we have taken the position that essential oils are for external use only and should not be used internally.

Sources:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamiaceae
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Brand

Sacred Soul Holistics

Size

10ml

Botanical Name

Mentha piperita

Plant Family

Lamiaceae

Plant Part

Leaves

Country Of Origin

Australia

Extraction Method

Steam Distilled

Cultivation

Conventional, Single Origin

Aroma

Camphoraceous, Cool, Fresh, Minty, Soft, Strong

Notes

Top

Consistency

Thin

Colour

Pale yellow or pale olive

Chemical Family

Ketones, Monoterpenols, Oxides

Approx Shelf Life

5 years

Energy

Great for clearing the mind to help you focus and if you are feeling down or fatigued. Both warming and cooling

Chakras

4th – Heart, 6th – Third Eye

Mind & Emotions

Stimulating & Energising, Uplifting & Euphoric

Blends With

Herbaceous and spicy top notes such as Cinnamon, Angelica seed, Basil, and Cloves. Herbaceous middle notes such as Eucalyptus, Lavender, Oregano, Thyme, Clary Sage, Chamomile, and Monarda. Woody base notes such as Cedarwood, Sandalwood and resins like Benzoin and Myrrh.

GC/MS Testing

Batch Number: 19529

Peppermint oil GC/MS test results

Disclaimer

The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by medical practitioners. Neither Sacred Soul Holistics nor its products are intended for the purpose of diagnosing, treating, curing, or preventing any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

Safety

General:
Store in a cool, dark place away from heat and light and out of the reach of children. For external use only. Do not use undiluted on the skin (or in the bath). Conduct a patch test before topical use. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.

Specific:
Do not use with children under 10 years of age and keep away from the face of young children.
Avoid altogether in cases of cardiac fibrillation and people with G6PD deficiency.
Dermatitis sufferers and those with sensitive skin should take extra care when using topically.

Application

Bath, Compress, Diffuse, Inhale, Massage, Topical, Household

Dilution Guide

Dilution rates of essential oils are generally at a rate of 1%, 2% or 3% ratio of essential oil to carrier. For facial use it's usually max 0.5%. Some essential oils are even less than this or not to be used topically at all so check the safety of the individual oil before use.