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Pennyroyal Essential Oil

 The genus mint (Mentha) belongs to the Lamiaceae family and includes 42 species, 15 hybrids, and hundreds of subspecies, varieties, and cultivars (Mentha piperita, Mentha spicata, Mentha aquatica, and Mentha arvensis) [1].

Pennyroyal essential oil is steam distilled from the flowering tops and leaves of the plant. This essential oil contains a high percentage of Pulegone. It also contains components such as Piperitone, Menthol, Menthon [2,3].

This essential oil is known to have anthelmintic, spasmolytic and antimicrobial properties. It has been used as an expectorant, menstrual regulator, diuretic, and for respiratory problems.

It was also used as a traditional herb and folk remedy as an abortifacient [3,4].



Pennyroyal essential oil may be applied via inhalation or topically. Before using this essential oil, carefully read Warning & Safety Requirements.

To apply to the skin, do not use undiluted essential oils on your skin.

Pennyroyal essential oil has high pulegone content, which is toxic and can even cause acute liver and lung damage even in small quantities. Extreme caution in handling is needed [4].

Used topically, In addition to its stimulating effect, it is used to relieve muscle spasms.

It can be used as a natural preservative additive in cosmetic products.

Used in aromatherapy, It can be used as an insect repellent .


Suggested Uses:

Try adding it to a bath or diffuser as aromatherapy, or combining with different essential oils to strengthen its effect.

Add to a diffuser: 2 drops Citronella essential oil, 2 drops Tea Tree essential oil, and 2 drops Pennyroyal essential oil to repel insects and mosquitos.


Warning & Safety Requirements:

  • If you are pregnant or lactating, please consult with your doctor before using any product containing essential oils.
  • For external use only.
  • Can cause skin irritation, avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.
  • Not suitable for children.


Storage Conditions:

Store oils in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and out of reach of children.



  • [1]. Clarke, S. Essential Chemistry for Aromatherapy. 2nd Ed. Elsevier Health Sciences. 2008.
  • [2] .Chalchat, J.C., Gorunovlc, M.S., Maksimovlc, Z.A., Petrovlc, S.D. Essential oil of wild growing Mentha pulegium L from Yugoslavia. Journal of Essential Oil Res.,12, 598-600. 2000.
  • [3]. K.H.C. Başer, Kürkçüoğlu, M., Tarımcılar, G. and Kaynak, G. Essential Oils of Mentha Species from Northern Turkey, J. Essent. Oil. Res., 11, 579- 588. 1999.

INCI: Mentha Pulegium Herb Oil
Cas No: 90064-00-9
Batch/Lot No: -
Stock Code: -
Botanical Name: Mentha longifolia
Family: Lamiaceae
Ingredients: 100% Pure Pennyroyal Essential Oil
Major Components: Monoterpenes
Extraction Process: Steam Distillation
Part of the Plant: Leaves and Top Flowers Part
Country of Origin: Turkey
Color: Clear - Pale Yellow
Aroma(s): Minty, Herbal
Note: Top - Middle
Harvest Season: -
Method of Cultivation: Wild Crafted
Expire Date: 24 months
Period After Opening: 36 months
Blends Well With: Citrus, Medicinal and Fresh Aromas