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Peppermint Essential Oil
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Olfactive Description: Peppermint, Menthol, Fresh

A minty and herbal standard, Peppermint essential oil is steam distilled from the fragrant leaves of mentha piperita. Considered a top note, Peppermint performs well on its own or in your own handmade blend.

One of our favorite things about this calming essential oil is that a little goes a long way. From soap to candles, the low usage recommendation still produces a strong scent. We found that Peppermint performs very well in candles, wax melts, and tarts. It also makes invigorating soap and scrubs.

Candle Maker’s Notes:
Peppermint essential oil is one of our top performing essential oils in soy wax. We rated peppermint essential oil as three leaves out of three on our soy performance scale. We noticed only a slight change from its out of bottle scent. We felt that this one pleasantly mellows out in wax.

Blends Well With: Eucalyptus, Black Pepper, Lavender (Bulgaria), Lemon, Tea Tree

Fragrance Wheel Family: Aromatic

Vibe Check: Invigorating, Uplifting, Mind-clearing

Suggested Colors: Light Green, Ivory

See our complete list of candle making dyes and soap colorants.

Storage Tip: Best stored refrigerated away from food products or in a cool, dark place.

Returns: Essential oils can only be returned with an unbroken, original seal on the bottle.


Botanical Name
Mentha Piperita
This product is not Certified Origin
Plant Part
Extraction Method
Steam Distillation
This product is not Prop 65 Warning Required
Soy Performance
3 of 3

Recommended Applications

This product is Candle Safe usage: 3.0% - 6.0%
This product is Bar Soap Safe usage: 0.5% - 1.0%
This product is Liquid Soap Safe usage: 0.5% - 1.0%
This product is Lotion Safe usage: 0.2%
This product is Room Spray Safe usage: 5.0%
This product is Perfume Safe usage: 0.5%
This product is not Diffuser Base Compatible
*Usage amounts are recommendations only. Individual usage amounts can vary based on your desired essential oil strength, wax type, soap base, or lotion base. See IFRA certificate for max usage levels. Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Cold Process Soap Performance


Lye Water Temperature 110ºF
Oil temperature 108ºF

*Note: We used the maximum allowable IFRA usage rate of 1.81% to test this oil We experienced slight acceleration and no separation. Initially, the oils and lye water was slow to reach a light trace. We continued stick blending and the batter seemed to be holding a light trace well. We started to clean off the stick blender and found we had a medium/thick trace. After 24 hours we observed the bars had a slight yellow discoloration and only a small area in the center had reached the gel phase. The scent was strong, despite the low usage rate. After 30 days there was no discoloration, and the scent was a little milder.

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