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

Dermatitis. 2016 Nov/Dec;27(6):325-332. 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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dermatitis, Allergic Contact / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Lavandula
  • Mentha piperita
  • Oils, Volatile / adverse effects*
  • Oils, Volatile / chemistry
  • Plant Oils / adverse effects*
  • Plant Oils / chemistry
  • Terpenes / adverse effects*
  • Terpenes / chemistry


  • Oils, Volatile
  • Plant Oils
  • Terpenes
  • lemongrass oil
  • peppermint oil
  • lavender oil