Community Fair Trade

Organic Peppermint Oil

From England

Peppermint is a hybrid of the spearmint and water mint plants, originally grown in London in 1750. Today, the fresh and cool smelling leaves are harvested just before the plants flower in the summer months. The leaves are freshly harvested and steam-distilled to make a high quality, revitalizing oil. Selling essential oils like peppermint allows small, traditional family farms in the UK to continue to trade.

The Heart Inside

THE SUPPLIER

Our Community Fair Trade peppermint oil comes from a group of 9 family farms in Norfolk called Norfolk Essential Oils (NEO). NEO specialise in growing and steam distilling a range of aromatic herbs that thrive in the UK climate to make high quality essential oils and floral waters.

THE COMMUNITY

Buying from the NEO allows 9 small family farms in the UK to continue to trade. Farmers in the group feel that working together has created a strong sense of community, they all remark that NEO has given them a real sense of solidarity in difficult times.

A FAMILY AFFAIR

Although small-scale farming has become increasingly difficult over the past 20 years, finding an alternative revenue stream through selling essential oils like the peppermint we buy means 9 family farms in the UK continue to trade.

WORKING FOR THE WILD

The herb crops and pesticide free techniques used by NEO provide essential nesting habitat and food for a number of increasingly rare species. Increasingly, the RSBP note that rare birds such as skylarks and yellow wagtails are sighted on NEO farms.

THE FUTURE OF FARMING

Working with NEO helps ensure the farming for future generations by providing training places for local agricultural college students, educational farm tours for local schools and for international groups from places as far as Japan.

Our Iconic Peppermint Products

Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray

  • Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray

    Refresh and revive your hot, tired feet with an instant pick-me-up of cooling, deodorizing peppermint—put in the fridge for a summertime treat!

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Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue Treatment

  • Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue Treatment

    Soften and revive your rough, tired feet with a skin-smoothing moisturizer that also cools and deodorizes—a customer favorite since 1985!

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Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion

  • Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion

    Keep cool with this all-in-one foot lotion. Community Trade peppermint oil promotes a cooling sensation to leave feet feeling refreshed and helps to combat odor.

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Peppermint Reviving Foot Soak

  • Peppermint Reviving Foot Soak

    Pamper yourself with a revitalizing soak with natural effervescent salts to cleanse and a fizzing action that will leave your tired feet feeling cool and refreshed.

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