Product ID 7192
Ingredient: 100% 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
Specific Gravity: 0.928-0.940
Refractive Index: 1.483-1.488
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Natural essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care.
Fun fact: Back in the days of yore, pennyroyal was also known as "pudding grass" for its use in a stuffing made of pennyroyal, honey, and pepper that was often used in hog's pudding.
Pennyroyal exudes a fresh, minty, herbaceous scent. While its scent is actually a bit more powerful than other mints, its therapeutic value is actually not as strong. Pennyroyal was used frequently by Ancients for a variety of ailments, and remains current in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia, which recommends it for flatulence, intestinal colic, the common cold, delayed menstruation, and gout. However, its primary use in today's world of aromatherapy is in pet care. Pennyroyal was a favorite of Pliny the Elder in the fight against fleas, and remains a favorite natural enemy of fleas to this day.