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Pennyroyal Essential Oil

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Mentha pulegium
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Common name Pennyroyal oil
Botanical name   Mentha pulegium
Description   Fresh, strong, herbaceous-minty odour
Main  GC components Pulegone, piperitenone, isopulegone, menthone
Plant parts used Leaves
Extraction method    Steam distillation
Region of origin Morocco


DESCRIPTION

Pennyroyal oil is somewhat controversial due to it supposed ability to induce menstruation and labour. However, no evidence suggests that this is accurate other than anecdotal reports. What is true is that the oil contains the toxic compound Pulegone which can be fatal if ingested in sufficient quantities. As such this oil must not be consumed and should not be used topically during pregnancy.

Today the most common use for Pennyroyal is as a natural flea repellant for dogs and horses, but not cats (it will interfere with a cats nervous system). It is commonly used in combination with Lemon Scented Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora) and Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) for this purpose.
 

BLENDS WELL WITH

Citronella, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon Scented Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Sage.


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SAFETY

- Consultation with a suitably qualified practitioner is recommended prior to use
- For external use only.
- Do not apply to skin undiluted
- Not recommended for use during pregnancy
- Perform a patch test prior to use

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