Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium)

Mentha pulegium
Ingredients: Pure pennyroyal oil
Aroma: Fresh minty-like
Attributes: Repelling, stimulating
Mixes Well With: Lemon oil, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, tea tree oil
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled from leaves and flowering tops
Physical Characteristics:
Specific Gravity: 0.928-0.940
Refractive Index: 1.483-1.488

With an aroma similar to that of spearmint, pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) has a long history of use as a traditional folk remedy and a culinary herb. Pennyroyal was prized by both the Greeks and Romans and, like many herbs in ancient times, it was believed to have healing properties, to the point that just having a pennyroyal branch in a sickroom was thought to be beneficial. It should be mentioned that, while the herb itself is benign, pennyroyal oil can be fatal if ingested due to concentrated levels of a highly volatile organic compound called pulegone. When used responsibly for aromatherapy, pennyroyal oil has a fresh, minty aroma that’s stimulating and uplifting.