Mentha Piperita Oil

The essential oil that comes from the steam distillation of freshly harvested, flowering peppermint sprigs. Its main component is menthol, which gives the oil its well-known refreshing and cooling properties. Peppermint oil is traditionally used as an inhalant for colds and coughs, and there is also some clinical data validating its use against headaches by rubbing a peppermint oil cream on the forehead.