Peppermint Essential Oil from Essential Oils India
Nature Packaged is proud to partner with a sustainable producer in India to bring you the invigorating benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil. This versatile oil is extracted from the leaves of the peppermint plant and has a refreshing scent popular among many people. This blog post will give you an insight into the cultivation and extraction process of peppermint oil in India and its many interesting properties that can benefit almost everyone.
Peppermint, or Mentha piperita, is a well-known perennial herb with a refreshing odor and familiar minty taste to its leaves. This plant is grown in many parts of India because of its oil-producing capability, namely in Punjab, Bihar, Haryana, and the location of our partner, Uttar Pradesh.
The cooling sensation of peppermint essential oil is also an excellent addition to aroma diffusers in home or office spaces. It can help reduce air airborne bacteria, offering refreshing and purifying air that can help bring about feelings of clarity and creativity. The invigorating scent of peppermint essential oil makes it an ideal addition to a range of products such as skincare, hair care, body care, and even oral hygiene products. When mixed with carrier oils such as jojoba or coconut, it can be used for the relaxation of muscles and the relief of stress. Diluted peppermint essential oil can help alleviate anxiety, depression, and insomnia, and its antifungal effects can rectify various fungal infections as well.
Peppermint needs to be grown in well-drained, moist, and fertile soil with exposure to sunlight. Our farm partner’s location in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains provides all of this and their peppermint plants thrive! Our farm partner maintains these plants and monitors them for any health issues.
With its natural insect-repellent properties, Peppermint requires little in the way of chemical treatment. This makes it a sustainable crop ideal for farms that wish to minimize their environmental impact. It also results in an incredibly pure essential oil!
Harvesting and Processing
Once Peppermint has reached maturity, it’s time for harvesting. Peppermint is typically harvested in the early morning hours during the blooming season for maximum freshness. The majority of the peppermint crops are handpicked to ensure accuracy,
Once harvested, the peppermint plant goes through the process of steam distillation to extract the oil. The plant distills at relatively low temperatures (35 to 45 °C) and a moderate pressure of 60 mm Hg, so that the process doesn’t alter its chemical properties. The result is a pure, revitalizing oil with a pleasant scent that relieves headaches, reduces fever, and stimulates the mind and the body.
Peppermint essential oil has a vast range of applications, from reducing fatigue, easing upset stomachs, and improving mental clarity, to promoting healthy skin and digestive systems. Incorporating peppermint oil into your daily wellness routine provides numerous benefits that revitalize and invigorate your day. When shopping for peppermint oil, look no further than Nature Packaged, where our unique of cultivation and extraction expertise result in a pure and high-quality product with all of the enticing benefits of this versatile essential oil.
If you would like to try our Peppermint Essential Oil for yourself and support our partner farm in India, get yours here!