Essential oil of Peppermint generally comes in one of three forms: natural, redistilled, triple distilled. There are other variations, but these are the three basic categories. The term “natural” is a bit confusing, because it seems to suggest that the redistilled and triple distilled are unnatural, which is incorrect. They have simply been steam distilled a second and third time respectively. It would be better to describe these as: first distillation, second distillation and third distillation. The natural, or single distilled, peppermint is characterized by a rather green, herby aroma- much like you would expect a freshly crushed peppermint leaf to possess. With each progressive distillation the oil becomes less herbaceous and more intense, sweet and candy-like. It is redistilled and triple distilled peppermint oil that is going to be found in more personal care, cosmetic and food applications, as it has a much crisper, cleaner aroma that the first distillation.
* 25 lb orders of essential oils will be shipped in HDPE plastic pails. Essential oils should not be stored in HDPE plastic. We recommend transferring the oil to amber glass packaging upon receipt.