Peppermint Oil - French Safety
Peppermint, French Essential Oil
(Mentha piperita officinalis)
Leaves & Flowers - Steam Distilled
Asthma, colic, exhaustion, flu, flatulence, headache, nausea, scabies, sinusitis, vertigo. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 59-67.]
Shelf Life of Peppermint Essential Oil:
Our freshly decanted Peppermint essential oil will last for 3-4 years minimum from when you open your amber glass bottle if stored correctly:
Primary Storage Considerations:
Keep away from direct light (U.V. radiation)
Keep in the amber glass bottle with lid tightly closed. Only open when you need to and decant into a smaller "working" amber glass bottle if possible (and label so you know what is in it). This is to reduce oxidation.
Secondary Storage Considerations:
Keep in a refrigerator at around 4 degrees celsius.
Peppermint essential oil may be used as an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. It is well known for its ability to aid digestive problems and skin conditions.
Like peppermint itself, the essential oil contains a sweet, cool, minty and fresh aroma.
Peppermint essential oil blends well with Spearmint, Pine, Geranium and Cypress.
Hazards: Choleretic; neurotoxicity; mucous membrane irritation (low risk)
Contraindications: Cardiac fibrillation, G6PD deficiency. Do not apply to or near the face of infants or children.
Maximum dermal level: 5.4%
A dermal maximum of 5.4% is recommended based on 8.0% menthofuran and 3.0% pulegone content, with limits of 0.5% for methofuran and 1.2% for pulegone. Peppermint oil should be avoided altogether in cases of cardiac fibrillation, and by people with a G6PD deficiency. This is a fairly common inherited enzyme deficiency, particulary in people of Chinese, West African, Mediterranean or Middle Eastern origin. People with G6PD deficiency will typically hace abnormal blood reactions to at least one of the following drugs, or will have been advised to avoid them: antimalarials; sulfonamides (antimicrobial); chloramphenicol (antibiotic); streptomycin (antibiotic); aspirin.
Tisserand, R., & Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: Second edition
Some essential oils may cause photosensitivity to the skin-Use diluted in Jojoba or other complete carrier oil.
Do not ingest essential oils.
Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Ahimsa Oils offer no advice or recommendations only general information. No therapeutic claims are made within.
Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the TGA. David Bosley however worked for a long period however in consultation with the TGA to ensure correct labelling with reference to the Ahimsa Oil product range.