Pennyroyal Essential Oil

  • Mentha pulegium
  • Origin: Morocco
Pennyroyal Essential Oil


Parts Used

Flowering plant

Extraction Method

Steam distilled

Note Classification



Fresh, minty-herbaceous


Used in the fragrance industry and considered a natural source of pulegone.


1/2 oz., 1 oz., and 2 oz. essential oils are packaged in amber glass bottles with drop reducers for easy application. Larger sizes are packaged in amber screw cap bottles and do not come with reducers or droppers.

Label Updates

We are currently transitioning to a smudge proof label for our essential oils. If ordering more than one oil you may receive both types of labels as we make this transition. Our new labels are a poly-base and printed in full color in-house.

Blends Well With

Citronella, geranium, lavender, rosemary, sage

Herbal Miscellany

The Roman cookbook Apicius calls for pennyroyal in many of its recipes. Pennyroyal is not used to cook with in modern times.


This oil is potentially hepatotoxic and neurotoxic. Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.

Before using topically, perform a small patch test on your inner forearm or back by applying a small quantity of diluted essential oil and apply a bandage. Wash the area if you experience any irritation. If no irritation occurs after 48 hours it is safe to use on your skin.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.