Japanese peppermint is known for its high menthol content which is so high that menthol crystals can form directly on the leaves. Used for a long time to fight against stomach aches, this essential oil and is also known to be an antispasmodic and antimicrobial agent.
Usage: Japanese peppermint essential oil can become crystallized and solid due to its high menthol content. If this happens, heating the bottle is a hot water bath until it becomes liquid again. Shake well before use. Because of its very pronounced scent, very little is enough.
Country of origin: India
Extraction process: steam distilled
Perfumery: top note
Japanese peppermint goes well with: basil, bergamot, cajeput, cedar, eucalyptus, lemon, lime, mandarin, marjoram, pine, rosemary, spearmint and thyme. It is also very popular mixed with chocolate.
Precautions: Japanese essential oil of peppermint can be sensitizing because of its menthol content. Avoid use during pregnancy.
For external use only.
Essential Oil - Japanese Peppermint
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil