USDA Certified Organic EO
Peppermint EO (Mentha piperita) has a strong, clean, fresh, minty aroma. One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion, it may also restore digestive efficiency.* Jean Valnet MD studied peppermint's supportive effect on the liver and respiratory systems. Other scientists have also researched peppermint's role in improving taste and smell when inhaled. Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati studied peppermint's ability to improve concentration and mental sharpness. Alan Hirsch MD studied peppermint's ability to directly affect the brain's satiety center, which triggers a sensation of fullness after meals.
This powerful essential oil is often diluted before topical application. Avoid on children under 6.
Country of Origin: India
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
A note about essential oils as: Always proceed with caution when using essential oils. As with any other treatment option, there are many views as to what is considered "safe". Please do your own research and make the appropriate choices for your family. POOFY ORGANICS does NOT condone the use of ingesting essential oils.
Each batch of our essential oils comes with its own Certificate of Analysis or GC/MS. If you would like a copy, please send firstname.lastname@example.org an email with your order number and we will provide the information from the batch you've received.
The dosage/dilution to be applied often depends on the situation and the age/health of the client. Most aromatherapy oil based blends should be between 1 and 5 percent dilutions, which most of the time will not represent a safety concern. As dilution increases, potential skin reactions can occur depending on the essential oil, the area where applied and other factors related to the sensitivity levels of the individual. "The higher the percentage of essential oil on your skin, the the higher the chance of a reaction and risk" Robert Tisserand
Elderly, Infants, toddlers and young children are more sensitive to the potency of essential oils and safe dilutions include .25% - 2.5% depending on the condition. Also, some essential oils should be avoided in this group.
Dilution depends on what you are trying to accomplish. These guidelines are adapted from the recommendations of Aromahead Institute. These rates are suggested and should only be used as general guidelines
.25% - .5%: Most appropriate for ages 6 months - 6 years. 1 drop per 2 tsp. of carrier oil.
1% : Ages 6+, problems emotional in nature, pregnant women, elderly adults, those with sensitive skin, compromised immune systems or other serious health concerns. Good dilution for massage oils and for using directly on the face. 1 drop per 1 tsp. of carrier oil.
2% : Adults. For daily use and masssage oils. 2 drops per 1 tsp. of carrier oil.
3%-10% : Adults. Depending on the individual, age, situation or the oils being used. Good for specific injuries. 3% = 3 drops per 1 tsp. of carrier oil. 10% = 10 drops per 1 tsp. of carrier oil.
25% : Adults. For short-term management of a severe or acute condition such as a severe bruise, migraines, or respiratory issues. Use on small areas. 25 drops per 1 tsp. of carrier oil.
"NEAT" (undiluted & no carrier oil) : Adults. Most essential oils cannot be used neat. Use on small areas & always use caution!
ALL our Certified Organic Essential OIls are "first" distillations. People ask what is best. The choice is YOURs.
"first" "second" and "complete" distillations When it comes to essential oils, the "first" "second" or "complete" does not describe how MANY distillations an oil goes through, but rather HOW LONG is the distillation process. There is no such thing as re-distiling when it comes to EOs. Using a "first" distillation means that the oil was distilled for the most potent part of the oil and is extracted during the first 1-4 hours. After that, the components in the oil change based on what is being extracted from the plant. In the the final stage of distillation "complete" at the longest point, anywhere from 9-22 hours the oil will actually smell more fragrant (less harsh), plus the distillery will get far more out of that plant than if they only used the first 1-4 hours. We want thing to "smell nice" so most companies will use the "complete". It smells better and it lasts, and is less expensive because you are getting more of it during the process. Problem is that even though it may smell better, like I said before the most POTENT part of that distillation occurs in the 1-4 hour period, so it's great if you are looking for a nice smell such as in soaps, etc, but NOT good if you are looking for the "medicinal" action of the essential oil. As you can probably deduce, using the "first" distillation of an essential oil is more expensive, however, you need LESS in your formula than you would a "complete". So, in some ways, when WORKING with essential oils such as we do, it sort of evens out. You use the "first" distillation and less of it OR, you use the "complete" and end up putting in more. It really depends on what a company is going for. THIS is where it really counts if you are purchasing 100% undiluted essential oils. If a company is selling 100% undiluted essential oils on their own and they are using "complete" distillation, they can sell them cheaper and get more out of their plants. THIS is why some 100% undiluted essential oils WILL smell sweeter/better than others. THIS is how companies can get away with CHEAP essential oils. Of course, not to mention the pesticides,etc involved, but this is not about that. If a company is selling 100% pure undiluted essential oil OR making products that are supposed to have "medicinal" qualities, then they should technically be using the "first" distillation. "FIRST" distillation is what POOFY ORGANICS uses and sells to its customers. If a company is simply "scenting" their products for smell, their best bet would probably be to use the "complete" because it is cheaper, still considered pure & undiluted and their products will smell a bit better. So, the choice is yours! Which do YOU prefer?