PEPPERMINT – United States
Varieties of mint have been used in Asian culture dating to time untold. Traces of the herbal plant have been found in Egyptian tombs from 1000 B.C. Mint extracts have been relied upon for centuries as a cooling antiseptic treatment to aid in skincare, hair care, digestive issues, headaches and toothaches, sore throat, and support of muscles and joints and respiratory. Essential oil is derived from the flowering herb via steam distillation, resulting in a highly penetrating, intense aroma.