Botanical Name: Mentha pulegium
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Leaves
Aroma: Minty, green, dry and rounded
Consistency: Thin – Medium
Color: Clear – Pale Yellow
Blends Well With: Peppermint, Citronella, Geranium, Lavender, Rosemary, Sage
The pure oil of pennyroyal can be highly toxic if ingested. Utilizing pennyroyal as an abortifacient is also considered quite dangerous as many serious complications and hemorrhaging may occur, therefore the herb should never be used in this manner. Not for use during pregnancy or lactation. Not recommended for use in persons with liver or kidney disease. Not recommended for use in children and infants.
Pennyroyal, is an exquisite essential oil with a minty and green aroma and can make a highly effective insect repellent when combined with other essential oils. It can help to prevent infection and be used to remedy common digestive issues such as bloating, gas, stomach pain and nausea.
Pennyroyal is a perennial herb that grows 50 cms in height and produces smooth stalks, petite purple flowers and aromatic green leaves. Like other members of the mint family, it has a fibrous creeping root. The leaves are put through a steam distillation method to extract the essential oil which is a delightful addition to minty blends.
Although this oil can be used for a few medical reasons, I highly recommend using a different oil that can do the same since it’s highly toxic. I mainly use this oil to kill fleas or as an insect repellent.
The following properties and benefits will only be noticed when using a high quality Pennyroyal oil. Please do your research before buying oils;
In a 12 ounce spray bottle add: 3 ounces Lemongrass hydrosol, 3 ounces Lavender hydrosol, 3 ounces Peppermint hydrosol, 3 ounce witch hazel, 25 drops Pennyroyal, 30 drops Cedarwood Himalayan, 45 drops Citronella, 40 drops Lemon Eucalyptus essential oils. Shake well before using, to be sure the oils are dispersed in the water. Best sprayed on clothing, not skin.
Apply diluted oil on the abdomen.
Apply diluted oil in the area of concern.
Apply diluted oil over stomach. Also consider using Ginger essential oil.