“What’s that flavor? Iris flower.
With a hint of cattails-by-the-river aroma.”
History and Process:
Hooley Farm is tucked away in Southern Idaho on the fast flowing Snake River, which weaves its way down from Wyoming and crawls through high desert to a place called Indian Cove Idaho.
The Farm is comprised of over fifteen hundred acres of land which has various rotating crops, including peppermint. The peppermint plant on the Hooley Farm is a variety called Mitcham
Peppermint, which is designed to be a disease resistant strain of Mentha piperita, otherwise called peppermint.
The processing of distillation in the peppermint distillery known as “the still,” looks like a machine from science fiction with its thermometers and gauges and large round boiler. Hoses with steam flowed out like octopus arms in all directions hooked to caboose like containers called mint tubs.
Abundant Earthmint’s oil’s flavor is so highly valued it is included in the mix of flavors to create Colgate Palmolive’s Total toothpaste.
“I’ve never had peppermint oil like this. So strong!”
Uses for peppermint oil *Use caution with this oil as it is very potent and pure.
Use one drop applied to fingertip and massage on side of temple for migraines or headaches. Also use to invigorate and improve alertness.
Add two droppers to shampoo or conditioner for fresh inexpensive clean smelling hair which also thickens and nourishes.
One drop applied to a tissue or directly under nostrils for sinus relief.
I love this product! We had gone on a week beach trip and gotten attacked by mosquitoes; fortunately my friend had brought along some of this WONDERFUL PRODUCT! It seriously helped with the itch of all the bites that I had, and later helped with my migraine! I’m hooked!”
One drop on cuts acts as a natural antibacterial and heals wounds faster. Apply bandage over. Won’t sting.
Apply a very small drop to tongue to stave off hunger
A drop in hot water with honey will help nausea or gastro-intestinal issues.
“This peppermint oil really is different than your typical essential oil. The smell is far stronger and more potent and I find a few drops added to my shampoo makes me feel like I spent large amounts of money for that minty fresh high quality smell. I also love it in coconut oil as a lotion!”
To decrease a fever, mix peppermint oil with coconut oil and rub on a neck and bottom of feet.
Peppermint soothes back pain or muscle aches, easing tension in the muscles of the body.
Mixing a few drops of peppermint oil with lavender oil can help calm down itchy situations from rashes or poison ivy.
A spray or drop of peppermint oil can act as a natural alertness agent. It also helps to improve focus and concentration. For kids who have issues concentrating, spraying a few drops of oil diluted in water can help.
Ticks aren’t the only bugs that hate peppermint oil. In fact, ants, spiders, cockroaches, mosquitos, mice, and even lice will be repelled. Dilute in water and spray affected areas.
Put peppermint oil into your lip balm or body lotion for a nice cooling sensation. For acne, combine 2 tsp raw honey, 3 drops lavender oil, 3 drops tea tree oil, 3 drops frankincense oil and rub onto skin.
“When we opened the bottle to add mint to cakes and cookie batter and frosting and tea, that mint aroma raced through the house like a toddler visiting for Christmas, finding every forgotten corner instantly and then rebounding back to smile in your eyes and get you a little teary from the exuberance.”