CTFA Name: Organic Peppermint Hydrosol
INCI Name: Organic Mentha Piperita Flower/Leaf/Stem Water
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: India
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Plant Part Used: Leaves
Ingredient Composition: 100% Peppermint Water
Gluten Free: Yes
Allergen: None known
Food Grade: No
Hydrolats (hydrosols) are the steam/condensation that is created during the process of making essential oils. Hydrolats/hydrosols do smell like the essential oil they are derived from, but they are not nearly as strong as an essential oil. Hydrolats/hydrosols are excellent to use as tonics, face sprays, body sprays, perfume bases, and as carriers for skincare products in place of using just water. They will impart a vary faint smell to your products, but nothing like adding the essential oil. These cannot be used in place of essential oils or fragrances with the expectation that your products will smell the same.
Having said all that, hydrolats/hydrosols are the BEST way to get plant bio-actives into your products without having the strong smells of the essential oils.
When I find someone who doesn’t like the smell of peppermint I liken them to those who don’t like chocolate….not sure what corner they came from! Organic peppermint hydrosol is such a bright and fresh mist. You can use this organic botanical hydrosol in any formula where you normally use water. The scent is very mild and early, not strong like the essential oil, so it will not overwhelm any of your other ingredients. Peppermint is a great mood bosting ingredient and serves to combat strong odors, such as stinky teenager tennis shoes.
Try making a spray with a little added menthol, wintergreen essential oil, Ravensara essential oil, cajeput essential oil and tea tree essential oil to create a cooling foot spray. The addition of tea tree essential oil will help combat athlete’s foot!
You can also use any of our organic botanical hydrosols on clothes, masks, car interiors, sheets, towels, and more. Organic peppermint hydrosol would be great alone, or try adding pink grapefruit essential oil for a bright, crisp, fruity car or sheet spray.
You can mix any of our organic botanical hydrosols with essential oils to make a room spray, also. There are two ways:
- Just use the hydrosol and some essential oils and advise your customers that they will need to shake it each time before use as the essential oils will separate out OR
- Blend your essential oils with Polysorbate 80 (1 to 1 ratio), then add into your organic plant hydrosols. The polysorbate 80 works as an emulsifier to keep the oils suspended and it is 100% plant based!
Organic Peppermint Hydrosol has an earthy, sweet peppermint smell.
Due to the soft smell profile of hydrolats/hydrosols you can use just about any of these with other essential oils.
Organic Peppermint Hydrolat/Hydrosol is sold in 1-ounce, 4-ounce, 8-ounce, 16-ounce, half-gallon, 1- gallon, 5-gallon sizes and 55+gallon sizes. Please email us directly for 55-gallon+ orders.
Short Term Storage: Air tight container. Dark location. Cool room temperature.
Long Term Storage: Removing air from storage container will delay oxidation and rancidity (may need to place in a smaller container). Refrigeration can extend shelf life.
Best Used By: One year from date of purchase.
Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: One year from manufacturing date.