Mint Essential Oil, Himalayan
About Himalayan Mint Essential Oil
Distilled from the freshly cut Mentha arvensis and having a menthol content of over 70%, this organic Himalayan mint oil is extremely refreshing and cooling, with prominent herbaceous notes. Also known as Wild Mint, this variety is thicker and more intense than a true peppermint. It is widely used in Ayurvedic cooking and health promoting formulas for digestive balance.
Common mints are well known for a dramatic effect on the body and mind. In the body, mint is particularly well-suited for opening the breath. Add a few drops of mint to a massage oil or lotion and apply after a yoga session or enthusiastic hike. This regular practice will promote a cooling comfort.
In the mind, mint powerfully sharpens mental focus by removing dullness. As a cooling oil, mint is effective for taking the edge off of tension in the head. Diffuse mint whenever you experience feelings of anger and irritation. Cool and clearing, mint stimulates mental agility and improves concentration. It is also effective against worry, grief and heaviness. To help create a productive environment, keep mint on hand next to your office diffuser.
Mint is great to add to your hair care routine as it nourishes and balances a dull, oily scalp. It is commonly used in dental care due to its effective and refreshing properties.
How to Use Himalayan Mint Essential Oil
- Diffuser: With a cooling, refreshing and soothing fragrance, Himalayan Mint is ideal in your diffuser. Diffuse in your home or office whenever you need to uplift and clear the mind. Give this a try instead of a cup of caffeine.
- Mental Clarity Blend: 4 drops lime, 2 drops tulsi, 2 drops mint in diffuser, or place a few drops on tissue and inhale.
Other Ways to Use Himalayan Mint Essential Oil
Himalayan Mint oil can be applied topically, as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or diffuser.
- Add two drops to ½ oz water for a refreshing mouthwash that stimulates gums and helps with bad breath.
- Add several drops to massage oil or lotion to cool skin after being in the sun.
- Use a few drops in an aromatic bath to calm and relax a tired and overworked body and any feelings of excess heat in the body.
- Add several drops to a bowl of water to deter insects when outdoors.
Himalayan Mint Essential Oil Recipes
- Chest Opening Blend: 4 drops Eastern hemlock, 2 drops eucalyptus, 2 drops Himalayan mint, 4 drops chamomile, in steaming water — inhaled several times daily, or added to ½ oz unscented balm and rubbed on chest as needed.
- Soothing Belly Blend: 4 drops grapefruit, 4 drops Himalayan Mint, 2 drops ginger, 2 drops fennel in 15 mL marula or other carrier oil, massage as needed.
- After-a-workout Blend: 4 drops ginger, 6 drops Himalayan Mint, 6 drops Eucalyptus globulus, 2 drops sweet birch in 30 mL marula or other carrier oil, massage into muscles and joints.
- Clear Breath: 8 drops frankincense frereana, 6 drops Eucalyptus globulus, 3 drops rosemary, 3 drops pine, 2 drops Himalayan Mint for diffusion, or in 30 mL jojoba oil for topical/direct inhalation.
Himalayan Mint Essential Oil Profile
Floracopeia is proud to present this truly unique, organic mint oil from the Terai region of Nepal.
Safety Considerations for Himalayan Mint Essential Oil
Though it is non-toxic and non-irritating, mint oil may be sensitizing due to its high menthol content. Do not apply directly to skin or mucous membranes. Do not use on children younger than 7 years of age. Do not take internally.
Aromatic Profile and Blending of Himalayan Mint Essential Oil
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Odor: herbaceous, cool, minty fresh aroma
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong
- Blends Well With: marjoram, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, rosemary and conifer oils
- Dryout: Sweet, clean
- Botanical Name:Mentha arvensis
- Family: Lamiaceae
- Composition: 100% Pure Himalayan Mint Essential Oil
- Origin: Nepal
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Cultivation/Harvesting: Non-Certified Organic
- Plant Part: Aerial parts
- Color: Clear
- Consistency: Thin
- Bottle Size: ½ fl oz (15 mL)