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.

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.


Oil Specific: Avoid while pregnant. Not for internal use. May cause skin irritation. Not for use in aromatherapy.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).

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