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100% Pure Essential oils from Piedmont


It is believed that Peppermint Essential Oil is only found in India, USA or England....  Not everybody knows though that the most precious and pure Peppermint oil comes from Italy!

Thanks to its silicon-rich, well irrigated soil, Pancalieri, a small village in the large plain south of Turin in Piedmont, is the homeland of mint, specialized in the growing of the most scented, flavorsome variety of the herb: peppermint ( L. var. Officinalis sole,  species Rubenscens Camus) known as Mitcham Mint (a town in Surrey, England), from the English town where it began to be cultivated.  

The distilled product is called Essential Oil of Pancalieri Mint. Because of its wonderful taste, delicate fragrance and intense aroma, several scientific studies and both aromatic and botanic classifications have established that the mint of Pancalieri is the most balanced among the varieties that are produced thanks to the particular composition of the soil but also because,  according to some experts, it is cultivated on the 45th parallel, exactly halfway between the North Pole and the Equator. This variety is refined, refreshing, never unpleasant or irritating, persistent, very aromatic, as for both smell and taste.


Since 1865 the story of the cultivation of Menta piperita di Pancalieri, the best in the world, is linked with that of the family Chialva. Since 1926 also the distillation becomes privilege to family. 

Today, at the 5th generation, the Azienda Agricola Chialva founds the bases on the oldest family tradition of growersdistillers and producers of Menta piperita di Pancalieri and Medicinal Plants.

Unique reference for great tradition, excellent quality and constant innovation, the Azienda Agricola Chialva has always followed directly the crops all along the production chain.

Constantly evolving until today, the Azienda Agricola Chialva recreates itself in the technical and mechanical field, experiencing new crops and farming techniques, significantly contributing to the development of Medicinal Plants of Piedmont

Experience is the best guarantee offered to clients, who become partners of the constant process in the excellence of quality. The Azienda Agricola Chialva has always offered the best raw material and the best specialized service to the most demanding industries. Among these there are always main multinational food industries of confectionery, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, leading companies in flavoring, parfumes, pharmaceuticals, aware of the quality of their products and oriented to the choice of the best raw materials.

In 2012, to commemorate the beloved grandfather Nicolao Chialva on the centenary of his birth, the Azienda Agricola Chialva, counting on forty years of technical and scientific expertise of Dr. Chialva in the liquor industry, develop the exclusives recipes of specialties ChialvaMenta.

The Menta piperita di Pancalieri, internationally recognized as the best in the world for refinement of taste and tastefulness, through the most advanced quality control systems, is featured in Sciroppo (Syrup), Liquore (Liqueur), Dolci Specialità (Sweet Specialties), Infusi (Infusions), and brings the Azienda Agricola Chialva to be selected among the excellences made in Italy, Maestro del Gusto (Master of Taste) and excellence of the Paniere (The Best Typical Products of the province of Turin), in national and international scopes.

Menta piperita di Pancalieri finds in ChialvaMenta its most natural and appreciated expression, becoming synonymous of true Italian excellence in the world. The ChialvaMenta recipes enclose the whole experience of the family Chialva, which is characterized by love for its tradition and for its territory. True culture of cultivation.

The Azienda Agricola Chialva implements the guide lines of GAP (Good Agricultural Practices), produces Menta piperita di Pancalieri and Roman Chamomile Certified Kosher, applies the Self-Control Manual in accordance with HACCP and is a founding member of FIPPO (Federazione Italiana Produttori Piante Officinali - Italian Herbs Growers Association) and AssoMenta (Association of Farmers, Distillers & Producers of Menta piperita di Pancalieri). The Chialva Nicolao s.a.s. is a founding member of SISTE (Società Italiana Scienze e Tecniche Erboristiche - Italian Society of Science and Medicinal Plants).

A journey through precious knowledge, unique hints and unique flavors

Through the wide open spaces of the countryside, flat plains rich in colors and scents, you can appreciate the beauty of nature, culture and architecture. Art, sanctuaries, ancients aristocratic homes and crops stronglyenrich this corner of Italy, permeating it with history and old traditions.

 You can discover the great tradition Chialva in exciting guided tours, exhibitions, conferences and tastings ChialvaMenta.

Here you will find the colors and perfumes of the crops in fields, the Antica Distilleria Chialva, the Museo della Menta e delle Piante Officinali and the historical house of the Chialva family, Villa Giacosa Valfrè di Bonzo

A world of excellence, almost two centuries of great traditions to discover.


ChialvaMenta Essential oils : Peppermint and Roman Chamomille


Essential oils from ChialvaMenta may be included in the following products from Stefania Borrelli's Collection


Peppermint essential oil has been called one of the most versatile oils in the world, sharing the title with Lavender. Abounding in dermal and oral uses as well as anti-microbial properties, there are countless issues for which it is beneficial, promoting the wellness of body, mind, and overall health. The scent of Peppermint can be described as being fresh, sharp and comparable to Menthol, and the components of this multi-purpose oil are used internationally in cosmetic, culinary, and health industries.


The main chemical constituents of Peppermint essential oil are Menthol, Menthone, and 1,8-Cineole, Menthyl acetate and Isovalerate, Pinene, Limonene and other constituents. The most active of these components are Menthol and Menthone. Menthol is known to be analgesic and is thus beneficial for reducing pain such as headaches, muscle aches, and inflammation. Menthone is known to be analgesic as well, but it is also believed to show antiseptic activity. It's invigorating properties lend the oil its energizing effects.

Used medicinally, Peppermint essential oil has been found to eliminate harmful bacteria, relieve muscle spasms and flatulence, disinfect and soothe inflamed skin, and to release muscle tension when used in a massage. When diluted with a carrier oil and rubbed into the feet, it can work as a natural effective fever reducer.

When used in aromatherapy, Peppermint essential oil’s expectorant properties clear the nasal passageway to promote the relief of congestion and to encourage easy breathing. It is believed to stimulate circulation, reduce feelings of nervous tension, soothe feelings of irritability, boost energy, balance hormones, and enhance mental focus. The scent of this analgesic oil is believed to help relieve headaches, and its stomachic properties are known to help suppress the appetite and promote the feeling of being full. When diluted and inhaled or when rubbed in small amounts behind the ear, this digestive oil can reduce the feeling of nausea.

Due to its anti-microbial properties, Peppermint oil can also be used as a cleaning solvent to sanitize and deodorize the environment, leaving behind the trail of a fresh, cheerful scent. Not only will it disinfect surfaces, but it will also eliminate bugs in the home and function as an effective insect repellant.

Antiseptic, astringent, cordial, nervine, sudorific.


Analgesic, cephalic, cordial, decongestant, digestive, emmenagogue, expectorant, nervine, stimulant.


Analgesic, anesthetic, anti-galactagogue, anti-phlogistic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, cordial, decongestant, digestive, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor, vermifuge.