Acknowledged as the best quality Peppermint available, English Peppermint is at the luxury end of the market. The normal American mentha piperita tends to go into products such as toothpaste and confectionery. English peppermint (also known as Mitcham Peppermint) is used for after-dinner mints and mint liqueurs. It is a much smoother, fuller and more rounded oil than the standard product. It has an unusually high content of methylesters (giving excellent body and sweetness) and a modest content of the bitter tasting ketone, Menthone.
Peppermint, as used in after-dinner mints, is popular after a bout of over-indulgence. Blend 1 drop of Peppermint with 5ml of Sweet Almond oil for a comforting tummy rub (massage in a clockwise direction!). Try adding 4 drops to a bowl of warm water for a wonderfully refreshing footbath. Also a good insect repellent - use in a burner or diffuser or add 10 drops to a plant spray filled with water, shake well and spray the room, pets' bedding, etc. (Avoid polished wood - may cause bleaching of fabric.)
Do not use Peppermint during the first 4 months of pregnancy and with care thereafter.
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