Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
A perennial herb up to 1 metre high.
Peppermint was one of the first essential oils produced in Tasmania in the late 1970s, using the prized Black Mitcham cultivar, renowned for its rich, complex flavour and aroma. The production of Tasmanian Peppermint oil today is still from this heritage cultivar.
With ideal growing conditions arising from Tasmania’s latitude - warm summer days, ample sunshine and cool nights - the original genetics of the cultivar have been preserved but also developed more complexity in aroma and flavour. Tasmanian Peppermint oil is now considered to be among the world’s finest,
Based on the prized Black Mitcham cultivar, Tasmanian Peppermint is a premium, rich, crisp and complex 100% natural peppermint essential oil true to its renowned heritage.
Aroma: Fresh, minty with a slight peppery note
Blends well with:
Angelica, basil, bay laurel, bergamot, chamomile, cypress, eucalyptus lemon, eucalyptus blue mallee, geranium, grapefruit, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, lime, marjoram, myrtle, niaouli, sweet orange, oregano, rosemary, tangerine, tea tree, ylang ylang
Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral, carminative, circulatory, decongestant, digestive, stimulant,
Tasmanian Peppermint essential oil is a ‘must have’ for every household. This versatile essential oil can be used as a soothing foot bath, reducing headaches, improving digestive problems, assisting in reducing allergies, fungus and even itching. It is high in menthol so a good ‘first aider’ – inhale to reduce sinus problems from colds and flu.
For mild pain relief, peppermint oil is known to be used as a mild anesthetic and an anti-spasmodic. Used in an aromatherapy massage cream or oil, peppermint oil’s cooling affect helps reduce some pain, producing an aroma which can be very comforting.
For external use, it is recommended you use a minimum amount of Peppermint oil diluted, as it is very strong and can change the odour profile of a home made product by hiding other aromas. This means that the oil can be used in food.
Avoid during pregnancy and while breast feeding. Avoid using undiluted in baths and showers.