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Chocolate Peppermint Essential Oil
Chocolate Peppermint Essential Oil is occasionally available. Little is known about the therapeutic benefits of this variety. The aroma is clearly that of peppermint, but with a very subtle underlying hint of chocolate.
When sourcing this essential oil, I'd recommend ensuring that you are working with a very reputable supplier as it would be ever too easy for fly-by-night essential oil companies to simply impart peppermint essential oil with a hint of chocolate fragrance to mimic this uncommonly distilled variety of peppermint.
Mentha piperita v. chocolat
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Leaves and Flowers/Buds
Strength of Initial Aroma
Soft and smooth peppermint aroma with a detectable chocolate-like note.
Chocolate Peppermint Oil Uses
Limited documentation is available specifically about Chocolate Peppermint Oil. The applications are likely similar to those of traditional Peppermint Essential Oil.
The major constituents found in Chocolate Peppermint Oil are likely similar to those of traditional Peppermint Essential Oil.
The contraindications and safety precautions for Chocolate Peppermint Oil are likely similar to those of traditional Peppermint Essential Oil.
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