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Pennyroyal (Moroccan) Essential Oil

Pennyroyal (Moroccan) Essential Oil

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Pennyroyal is a member of the mint family original to Europe and the Middle East. The herb’s leaves and flowering tops yield an essential oil that is a natural source of pulegone, a potent insecticide found in many commercial preparations. The oil is also used in perfumery and as a commercial flavoring agent.

Bulk Pennyroyal Essential Oil ~ Monterey Bay Spice Co

a.
quick look

information at a glance
originmorocco
extraction methodsteam distillation
edibleNot recommended for internal use.
safetyDo not use during pregnancy or while nursing. Never take internally. Due to the pulegone content this oil is highly toxic, even in small doses.
fragrance note classification middle

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsKeep away from direct light and heat.
appearance & aromaClear liquid with a pronounced minty aroma.

c.
uses

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aromatherapyThis oil is not generally used in aromatherapy. However, placing two or three drops in a diffuser or vaporizer may help to relieve congestion and cough.
perfumeryCombined with a carrier oil and other essential oils, pennyroyal contributes a minty, herbaceous scent to perfume blends.
industrialPennyroyal essential oil is used in the cosmetic, fragrance, pharmaceutical and food industries.
householdAdd a few drops to sachets to deter moths and other insects from trunks, dressers and other places where garments are stored. Used carefully, a few drops of oil can be placed on cloth pet collars (let dry completely before putting on pet) or added to pet shampoo to repel fleas.

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[ tip: Stuff cotton balls scented with a few drops of pennyroyal essential oil into a muslin bag and hang to repel pests. ~ from Monterey Bay Spice Company ]

Stuff cotton balls scented with a few drops of pennyroyal essential oil into a muslin bag and hang to repel pests.

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[ tip: Use lavender and pennyroyal essential oils together to deter fleas and other insects. ~ from Monterey Bay Spice Company ]

Use lavender and pennyroyal essential oils together to deter fleas and other insects.

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d.
aromatic profile & blending companions

pennyroyal
essential oil

Strong mint scent. Blends with citronella, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, tea tree and sage.

e.
formulas & recipes

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f.
what else you should know

pennyroyal
essential oil

Pennyroyal essential oil, which has a more intense minty aroma than most other mint-based oils, is an ingredient in many perfumes and colognes. It is also used in natural pet products to help repel fleas.

Pennyroyal was a popular culinary herb in ancient Rome and the plant’s essential oil has a long history of use in countering a variety of ailments. Today, the use of pennyroyal essential oil is limited due to the toxicity of one of its key constituents—pulegone. Ironically, however, the oil is used in the food and pharmaceutical industries to flavor beverages, confections and medicines.

The oil is also used in the fragrance industry and is a common ingredient in many popular colognes and perfumes. For example, Armani® Code Sport contains pennyroyal essential oil.


For more information on how to use essential oils please read our article: Aromatherapy Basics for Using Pure Essential Oils

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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