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Lea Jacobson
Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and author of Essential Oil Profiles.

Safety of Peppermint essential oil…

Safe for everyone except…
  • under age 6 years (inhalation and topical use) based on high menthol content which stimulates cold receptors in the lungs and can slow respiration in some children
  • if have G6PD deficiency, cardiac fibrillation, cholestasis, or GERD
  • around cats

Breastfeeding women use caution, as Peppermint has been known to decrease milk supply in some women.

When using topically, keep the dilution at or below 5.4% to prevent adverse reactions.

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