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Essential Oils, Part V: Peppermint Oil, Lavender Oil, and Lemongrass Oil

de Groot, Anton MD, PhD; Schmidt, Erich

doi: 10.1097/DER.0000000000000218

Some aspects of peppermint oil, lavender oil, and lemongrass oil are discussed including their botanical origin, uses of the plants and the oils, chemical composition, contact allergy to and allergic contact dermatitis from these essential oils, and causative allergenic ingredients.

From acdegroot publishing, Wapserveen, The Netherlands.

Address reprint requests to Anton de Groot, MD, PhD, acdegroot publishing, Schipslootweg 5 8351 HV, Wapserveen, the Netherlands. E-mail:

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to declare.

A.D.G. and E.S. are the authors of the book entitled Essential Oils: Contact Allergy and Chemical Composition (Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group; 2016. ISBN 9781482246407), to which they refer in this article.

© 2016 American Contact Dermatitis Society
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