This cooling and refreshing peppermint essential oil is cleansing and steam distilled from the leaves. As well as helping to stimulate the mind and refresh the body, peppermint oil is also a great digestive tonic and may help to ease abdominal discomforts.

Key peppermint essential oil benefit: Energising
Latin name: Mentha piperita Mitcham
Country of origin: UK
Blends beautifully with: lime, lavender and lemon


Bath & Shower

The essential oil is inhaled through the aromatic steam, as well as being absorbed by the skin. For adults, add up to 5 drops in 2 tbsp bath oil, shower gel or carrier oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, reduce the amount to up to 2 drops per 2 tbsp. Not suitable for children under two years old.


This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, pace a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby. Not suitable for children under two years old.


Energises your body and mind while helping to soothe aching muscles. For adults, use up to 7 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, use up to 3 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil. Not suitable for children under two years old.

Diffusers & Burners

A natural air freshener, this technique creates an energising ambiance and mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser. Not suitable for children under two years old.


Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Wendy B.
Peppermint oil - the ultimate soother.

I have been using it on my forehead and temples when I have a migraine. It is wonderful , soothing and helps to ease the tension triggered by a migraine.

amanda w.
Lovely product

Very good quality. I use it to mix in with their base cream.

Juiyi c.
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Good quality and good service! How nice this team is.

Emma B.
Fresh and uplifting scent

I have been using this in an aromatherapy diffuser to burn around the house. Its amazing for freshening and cleansing the home at this time of year, and to hopefully keep germs at bay! Smells amazing and isn't too strong. Highly recommended.

Michele K.
Peppermint treat

This Peppermint has a wonderful aroma, great for mixing with other essential oils or using on its own.

A must in every household

This essential oil is one I often reach for! It is so versatile. It's one that I believe should be a must in every household. Compared to other companies the NYR version seems to smell the most 'pure' (smell synthetic versions and you'll understand what I mean). Great quality essential oil. I use it for headaches, a tiny drop on temples and it immediately relieves me. I love it