Peppermint essential oil has to be used with great caution as cross reactions can occur. Keep this oil away from babies and young children.
Traces of peppermint oil on the hands can easily be transferred to a bar of soap and this can cause mild to severe irritation if the soap is used on delicate body parts.
The hands must be washed extremely well after handling this oil.
The menthol content in peppermint can also cause mild to severe eye irritation that can lead to inflammation if not taken care of immediately.
The menthol content in peppermint oil has been known to have a cooling effect on the respiratory tract in babies or young children which can cause breathing difficulties in babies.