Peppermint essential oil is featured with the powerful therapeutic benefits for use in general health and household tasks. It is extracted through the method of steam distillation from the plant of peppermint that is botanically known as mentha peprita. The powerful yet calming aroma of peppermint essential oil helps to boost energy level for an energized feel. Use of diluted peppermint essential oil in body or skin massage offers a cooling sensation that alleviates associated discomfort. For people suffering from skin problems, topical application of peppermint oil in dilution with a carrier oil is recommended.