Cornmint Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Flowering plant
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Fresh, soft, bitter-sweet minty aroma
Largest Producing Countries: India, China, Brazil, Argentina, and Vietnam
Traditional Use: Cornmint has been used in many of the same ways as peppermint. The oil is also used as a source of natural menthol.
Properties: Anesthetic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic
Benefits: Colds, coughs, flatulence, halitosis, headaches, indigestion, migraines, nervous stress, toothache. Some ways to take advantage of the expectorant actions of this oil is to add the oil to a salve or carrier oil to apply directly to the skin as an inhalation or diffuse into the air.
Blends Well With: Basil, benzoin, black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, naiouli, pine, ravensara, rosemary, tea tree
Of Interest: The menthol content of this oil is so high when distilled that the oil is usually solid. The oil is then partially dementholized or has some of the menthol removed to be liquid at room temperature. This process is usually done through freezing.
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.