Essential Oils / Aroma Therapy Oils

Peppermint Oil

Product Name:
Peppermint Oil
Botanical name:
Mentha piperita
Family:
Gramineae
Description & extraction:
Peppermint is a hybrid species of spearmint and water mint (Mentha aquatica). The essential oils are gathered by steam distillation of the fresh aerial parts of the flowering plant. The most active ingredients include menthol (35–45%) and menthone (10–30%).
Chemical Components:
menthol (7–48%), menthone (20–46%), menthyl acetate (3–10%), menthofuran (1–17%) and 1,8-cineol (3–6%).
Toxicological Properties:
Peppermint oil are antiseptic, antiviral, bactericide, cytophylactic, digestive, febrifuge and hydrating.
Appearance:
Mobile liquid.
Colour:
Almost colourless to palest yellow to yellow green
Odour:
minty odour
Specific Gravity:
0.880 - 0.916
Optical Rotation:
-0.5o To +0.75o
Refractive Index:
1.450 -1.470

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