Peppermint Oil is an essential oil, meaning it contains
the essence of peppermint leaves. This oil is 100% pure, USP undiluted, and the highest grade available. Peppermint was widely used by the ancient Greeks and Romans, and may have been cultivated by the Egyptians. The term "mint" is from the Greek
, a mythological nymph transformed into a plant by the goddess Persephone after she learned of her husband's love for her. Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita) can be used as a fragrance, for flavorings, or as a skin conditioning oil. This oil is very potent and can be used when mixed with other oils or creams.