Peppermint essential oil, certified organic

NZ $10.70


Certified Organic Essential Oils, Essential Oils: P - Y


Peppermint essential oil, certified organic


Mentha piperita


Certified organic, BioGro





Plant part used

Flowering herb

Extraction method

Steam distillation






Oil and alcohol

Usage rate

Skincare : 0.1 - 1%
Soapmaking: 1 - 3 %



Blends well with

Oregano, marjoram, cypress, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, rosemary



Palm oil


Animal tested



Description: The Mentha piperita herb, more commonly known as peppermint, reaches up to 88.9 centimetres in height and produces dark-green, fragrant leaves covered in fine hairs. The plant produces no seeds, but spreads through an underground network of rhizomes.
The plant's leaves and flowers are used to obtain the essential oil, via steam distillation. Around 50 percent of the oil is composed of menthol. 

Aromatherapy: Peppermint essential oil's strong, minty aroma can have an uplifting and energising effect on mood. Inhaling the scent of peppermint oil through diffusion or inhalation methods may promote feelings of alertness and mental clarity.

Air freshener: The pleasant and invigorating scent of peppermint essential oil makes it a popular choice for natural air fresheners. It can be used in diffusers, sprays, or potpourri to help eliminate odors and create a refreshing environment.

Focus and concentration: The aroma of peppermint oil is believed to enhance focus and concentration. Some people use it during work or study sessions to help maintain mental alertness and productivity.

Repelling insects: Peppermint essential oil is said to have insect-repellent properties due to its strong scent. It is often used as a natural alternative to chemical insect repellents. Diluted peppermint oil can be applied to skin or around the home to deter insects like mosquitoes, ants, and spiders.

Cleaning agent: Peppermint essential oil is a great candidate for use in homemade cleaning solutions. It can be added to water or vinegar-based cleaners to add a pleasant scent and can help disinfect surfaces.

Alertness during travel: Peppermint oil's invigorating aroma can be used during long car rides or flights to help combat fatigue and maintain alertness.

Personal care products: Peppermint essential oil is commonly used in DIY personal care products such as soaps, lotions, shampoos, and bath salts to provide a refreshing and cooling sensation.

Safety data: Very potent and not to be used on sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.

Packaging - See our blog on our commitment to sustainable packaging.
Our essential oils come in amber glass bottles with dripulator caps:
5ml and 20ml with an 18 neck dripulator cap, either white or black, depending on stock availability.
30ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, with a 28 neck white dripulator cap (except for oils that are too thick for a dripulator, which have a black open pour cap).
500g and 1kg options come in an aluminium bottle; 5L comes in a plastic jerrycan.
If you need precise drops for your products we suggest you buy our 5ml or 20ml dropper bottles and transfer the oils or buy our disposable or glass pipettes

Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.


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