Our fourth fresh take is Peppermint. Truth be told, this oil is really my everything. In recent months we've scaled back to a mere 3 bottles, my normal stash runs at about 6. Living with 5 children, those who bump knees, get stressed and overeat a few too many of gramma's cookies, they all need their own bottle.
We need all the Peppermint. But did you know that the genus name for peppermint comes from a Greek myth? The story tells that the nymph, Mentha, who was pursued by Pluto, was crushed to dust by his wife Persephone. Pluto changed her back into a sweet smelling peppermint plant. This is totally irrelevant to you or your use of Peppermint, but somehow it sure makes it more interesting knowing where the plant got its name. I'd love to know what Adam named the plant in its origin. Perhaps one day I find that info.
Did you also know other essential companies will breed a hybrid Peppermint. I know, it's annoying. It's also why it is extremely important to read the labels, know what you're getting and, have your friend get a whiff of your YL Peppermint and experience the difference. Young Living DOES NOT however mix and match mint plants and call it peppermint. Do you know what mint plants OTHER companies use to create "peppermint"? A little trivia for you in the midst of a blog. The plants OTHER companies try to pass off as pure peppermint are water mint and spearmint. Yep! Not even true Peppermint. It's why many other companies have a mint that smells sweet. Peppermint is earthy, not sweet.
The moral of the story? If you have a Peppermint that is not Young Living, understand what you have there is an imposter. Which is fine but just don't use it thinking you'll get Peppermint benefits. You can also switch over to pure Peppermint and have your mind and senses opened like never before!