Peppermint Essential Oil

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Peppermint Essential Oil

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Product Information

Size: 15ml.

Peppermint essential oil from the USA.  Steam distilled.

Species: Mentha piperita L.

Peppermint essential oil is an all-natural product suitable for flavors, soaps, candles, aromatherapy, and therapeutic massage.  Therapeutic uses are well established and virtually every aromatherapy manual and holistic living plan includes peppermint oil. It is excellent for headaches, massage, pain relief, and concentration and digestive discomfort.  USA mint is usually significantly more expensive than Indian Mint but comparable to European.  One cost advantage USA mint has is that there is a large tariff on imported m. piperita but part of the difference in price could be attributed to currency, labor costs and infrastructure details.  However Indian and USA peppermint are different.  Toothpaste, chewing gum manufacturers, and candy makers prefer USA mint for their premium products.  The flavor is considered superior.  It is not a confirmed fact that USA m. piperita is superior in therapeutic use. American peppermint has a sweet, clean penetrating aroma.  It tends to be a bit more intense than Indian mint.  Since there is a difference in chemistry and aroma it is logical there could be a difference in therapeutic efficacy.  The natural menthol content is generally around 40 to 50 percent.  Menthyl acetate can be very high in USA mint, over 10 percent at times in Midwest mint.  That is significantly higher than Indian mint.  Furan levels also vary among USA growers and allowing for harvest variables.  There are usually several distinctions made in USA mint.  The Midwest mint is grown in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana primarily.  The Willamette Valley mint is grown in the Northwest and there is an Idaho variety as well. USA mint growers tend to contract with big buyers and this helps stabilize the price.  Our USA mint is usually from Oregon and occasionally Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin.  The current product is from Oregon.  It is sweet and mild.

Product CodePEP0SFTV61

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