Essential oils at a glance


Peppermint oil – image

“Clarifying and good for mental fatigue,
    overwork, apathy”

Latin name: Mentha piperita

Description of plant: A perennial herb with dark green leaves and hairy stems, growing up to 3 feet high. It spreads prolifically via rhizomes

Nature of oil: Pale yellow liquid. The aroma is fresh and minty

Method of oil extraction: Steam distillation of flowering tops

Blends well with: Clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemon, rosemary

Specific precautions required: May irritate sensitive skin. Use sparingly. Avoid during pregnancy and while nursing

Stress-relieving properties include: Clarifying; good for mental fatigue, overwork, apathy, concentration, vitality

Medical properties include: Bruises, sprains and strains, swellings, toothache, muscular aches and pain, halitosis, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome (oil to be taken in the form of capsules), flatulence, mouth ulcers, mouth thrush, nausea, headache, migraine


  1. Wildwood C. Aromatherapy. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 1996.

For the best effects, it is advisable to buy pure essential oils. Products containing synthetic ingredients will not provide the same degree of benefit.

A word of caution about essential oils: The essential oils supplied with Aroma4U products are 100% pure and natural, but even natural products can have side effects if not used properly, and some degree of care is needed when handling them. Pure undiluted essential oils should not (in general) be used directly on the skin. Do not take essential oils internally. Essential oils should be kept away from children, pets and the eyes. Essential oils are also very volatile and, therefore flammable – keep them away from naked flames. Aromatherapy products are never to be used in place of medical treatment. If you are pregnant, epileptic, suffering from high blood pressure or already taking medication consult your medical practitioner or a qualified aromatherapist.

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Last updated: 02 January 2017

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