EWG Level: 1
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil is a natural essentil oil obtained from the peppermint plant. Other ingredients made from leaves of the peppermint plant that may be used in cosmetics and personal care products include Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf, and Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Water. In cosmetics and personal care products, these ingredients are used in the formulation of dentrifices, mouthwashes and breath fresheners, skin care products, bath products, and makeup.
Ecological Concerns, “Not suspected to be an environmental toxin” (Environment Canada Domestic Substance List)
Enhanced skin absorption Concerns, “Penetration enhancer” (Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments)
Concerns, “Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food” (FDA Everything Added to Food)