Peppermint essential oil


  • Source Plant: Mentha Piperita – It is a herbaceous rhizomatous perennial plant growing to 30–90 cm (12–35 in) tall
  • Plant Part Used: Leaves and stems
  • Oil Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
  • Main Constituents: Most active ingredients are menthol (around 45%) and menthone (10–30%).
    Other ingredients include menthofuran, 1,8-cineole (eucalyptol), isomenthone, neomenthol and menthyl acetate.



  • Peppermint is a hybrid species of spearmint and water mint (Mentha aquatica).
  • Fresh and minty, but milder than spearmint, this is the most common toothpaste scent.
  • The plant, indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, is now widespread in cultivation in many regions of the world. It is found wild occasionally with its parent species.
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  • Peppermint oil’s versatility and power are the reasons it is included in many Young Living essential oil blends and personal care products.
  • Its primary active compound, menthol, is present in many sport, food, cosmetic, and medical products.
  • Menthol’s ability to chemically trigger the cold-sensitive TRPM8 receptors in the skin is responsible for the well-known cooling sensation it provokes when inhaled or applied to the skin.
  • Menthol’s analgesic properties are mediated through a selective activation of κ-opioid receptors in the brain.


Essential Oil Blends

  • Aroma SiezA key blend in Young Living’s exclusive Raindrop Technique®, Aroma Siez™ combines lavender and peppermint essential oils to promote relaxation.  Ingredients: basil, lavender, cypress, marjoram, peppermint.
  • AromaEase has a cool, minty aroma and contains powerful essential oil constituents that promote feelings of calmness when used aromatically. Ingredients:  peppermint, spearmint, ginger, cardamom, fennel. How to Use:  Diffuse, directly inhale, or dilute with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex or olive oil and apply to desired area as needed.
  • DiGize: is a blend of pure tarragon, ginger, peppermint, and other essential oils that may bring about calming feelings. Ingredients:  tarragon, juniper, anise, ginger, fennel, patchouli, peppermint, lemongrass. How to Use:  Diffuse, directly inhale, or dilute and apply topically.
  • PanAway contains wintergreen and clove essential oils. These oils or their active components are widely used in massage after physical activity.  Ingredients:  wintergreen, clove, helichrysum, peppermint.
  • Progessence Phyto Plus contains a high quality wild yam extract optimally blended with vitex oil and essential oils. The first ever skin serum of its kind on the market, this essential oil-infused product enhances moisture absorption and contains pure frankincense, bergamot, and peppermint essential oils.
  • R.C.:  is an invigorating blend of cypress, spruce, and three varieties of eucalyptus that is comforting when applied to the chest and throat.  Ingredients:  Eucalyptus (E. globulus, E. radiata,E. citriodora), myrtle, spruce, peppermint, pine, lavender, marjoram, cypress.
  • Raven is a cleansing blend of peppermint, eucalyptus radiata, and other essential oils. When applied topically, Raven is soothing to the chest and throat. Ingredients:  Ravintsara (cinnamomum camphora), lemon (Citrus limon), wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens), peppermint (Mentha piperita) and Eucalyptus radiata. How to Use:  Diffuse, inhale directly, or dilute with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex to apply topically.  Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Dilution not required; suitable for all but the most sensitive skin. Do not use on children under age 6.

Personal Care Products

  • Ortho Ease Massage Oil:  Designed to provide a relaxing soothing massage Ortho Ease® Massage Oil is a calming blend of vegetable oils and 100 percent pure essential oils such as wintergreen, peppermint, juniper, and marjoram.
  • Lavender Mint Daily Shampoo:  Plant-based, safe, and environmentally responsible, Lavender Mint Daily Shampoo is an invigorating daily cleansing blend suitable for all hair types.
  • Lavender Mint Daily Conditioner Plant-based, safe, and environmentally responsible, Lavender Mint Daily Conditioner is an invigorating daily moisture blend suitable for all hair types.
  • Sheerlumé™ Brightening Cream:  An advanced formula powered by a sophisticated, proprietary blend of alpine botanicals and pure essential oils, Sheerlumé™ will visibly brighten and balance skin tone. How to Use:  Apply a thin layer of Sheerlumé on clean skin. For best results, use morning and night, either alone or under your favorite Young Living moisturizing cream.
  • Thieves Mints:  Enjoy the cool, invigorating taste of Thieves® Mints. The sugar-free ingredients include the power of Thieves and Peppermint essential oils, providing a great alternative to freshen your breath.


  • Diffuse when feeling low on energy.
  • Inhale for an invigorating pick-me up.
  • Reduce the symptoms of cold & cough.
  • Act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation.
  • When experiencing digestive discomfort can act as a carminative and antispasmodic.


  • Its cooling effect helps relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Add to cold water compress or foot bath to cool off when overheated.
  • Add to shampoo for a head massage.
  • Used in the Young Living Raindrop Technique.
  • Dilute according to product label for local application.


  • peppermint-9Young Living’s Peppermint essential oil has been registered by Health Canada as a natural health product (NHP).
  • This means Health Canada regards it as a naturally occurring substance that is used to restore or maintain good health.
  • Note that Young Living’s Peppermint NHP registered oil has a Natural Product Number (NPN) on the label.
  • Being registered as a natural health product allows you to make the claims about peppermint oil as described above.


peppermint-6Mix the following ingredients in a medium bowl:

Store in an air-tight jar.

Use 1/4 cup per bath to relax and rejuvenate.

Always consult “Guideline for safe use” when working with essential oils.

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