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Peppermint Hydrosol

Peppermint Hydrosol is aromatically delightful. It is much lighter in aroma than is the essential oil. Peppermint Hydrosol smells more like an infusion made from fresh peppermint leaves than it does Peppermint Essential Oil.

Botanical Name: Mentha piperita

Aromatic Strength: Medium

Shelf Life: Up to 2 years if stored properly (refrigeration is recommended).

Reported Properties, Uses and Applications: Suzanne Catty reports that Peppermint Hydrosol is a stimulant, and I couldn't agree more. Peppermint Hydrosol can help stay alert and maintain focus. it is cooling and helpful in hot climates, after working out or when dealing with hot flashes. It is anti-inflammatory and can be helpful when used in hot or cold compresses. [Suzanne Catty, Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2001), 112-113.]

Len and Shirley Price report that the Peppermint Hydrosol that they analyzed consists of 23-64% ketones and 31-48% alcohols and possesses the following properties: "analgesic, anticoagulant, antiinfectious, antiinflammatory, antiviral, bactericidal, claming, cicatrizant, digestive, expectorant, lipolytic, mucolytic, sedative, stimulant." [Len Price and Shirley Price, Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy: A Guide for Health Professionals (London: Churchill Livingstone, 2004), 126.]

Jeanne Rose adds that Peppermint Hydrosol "relieves itching, redness, inflammation and acne" and that it's "cooling...uplifting, energizing" and helpful for hot flashes. [Jeanne Rose, 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols (Berkeley, CA: Frog, Ltd, 1999), 174.]

Safety Information: Suzanne Catty advises against the use of Peppermint Hydrosol with children under age 3. Read AromaWeb's Hydrosol Safety Guidelines.

Helpful Sources of Information About Peppermint Hydrosol:



Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy
Author: Suzanne Catty
Publisher: Healing Arts Press
Copyright: 2001
ISBN: 0892819464 / 978-0892819461
Pages: 352



Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy: A Guide for Health Professionals
Author: Len Price and Shirley Price
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Copyright: 2004
ISBN: 0443073163 / 978-0443073168
Pages: 300



375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols
Author: Jeanne Rose

Publisher: Frog, Ltd.
Copyright: 1999
ISBN: 1883319897 / 978-1883319892
Pages: 252



Essential Waters: Hydrosols, Hydrolats & Aromatic Waters
Author: Marge Clark
Publisher: Nature's Gift, Inc.
Copyright: 2014
ASIN: B00LDBDBCY (Kindle eBook)
Pages: 57 (Estimated)

Disclaimer: The hydrosol information and safety precautions provided within this area are intended for educational purposes only. The data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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