Hotchkiss Essential Oils
Essential Oil- an oil is essential in that it carries a distinctive scent or essence of a
PEPPERMINT - a hybrid plant which is a cross between watermint and spearmint used to
make oil: sometimes regarded as "the world''s oldest medicine", used in tea, foods, gum and
SPEARMINT - a species of mint used to make oil, products include: mixed drinks, tea, tooth-
paste, gum, shampoos, soaps and confections
WINTERGREEN - a plant containing methyl salicylate and used in an oil for flavoring mouth
washes, liniments, pesticides: although not a true mint, it is used in gum, candy and root beer
OIL OF BIRCH - the bark of a birch tree which when pulverized gives a sweet, sharp, minty and fresh aroma similar to wintergreen; used in skin care products, massage oil, men''s perfumes
- an essential oil used in perfumes, soaps, food essence and
PENNYROYAL - an American mint which produces an oil used in folk medicine and as a pesticide for mosquitoes
WORMWOOD - an herb that produces a dark green to brown bitter oil used as a flavoring in liquors and a medicine to expel insestinal worms.
You are now standing in front of a sample of the Mints of Hotchkiss [not seen].
Please Touch and Smell!
H.G. Hotchkiss At one time H.G. Hotchkiss, founder of the Hotchkiss Essential Oil company, was called the "Peppermint King", his great-granddaughter Anne recalls. The company he founded in this Upstate New York Village of Lyons was,
during his reign, responsible for about one third of the
annual production of peppermint oil in the world in 1860.
The herb was grown extensively in fields around Lyons,
and the canallers claimed that they could tell when they were approaching the village by the smell of peppermint in the air.