Peppermint (Mentha piperita) This perennial herb is steam distilled from the whole flowering herb. Ours is grown and distilled by farmers near the Himalayas in northern India. The majority of peppermint oil is used in the flavor and toothpaste industries. It is a refreshing oil with energizing and stimulating properties. This dominating top note has an herbally, menthol aroma with sweet undertones. It blends well with rosemary, lavender, and tea tree.