Cornmint Oil









Cornmint oil contains so much menthol that it would be solid at room temperature if it were not dementholized.


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Botanical Name - Mentha arvensis

Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distilled

Parts Used - Flowering plant

Note Classification - Middle

Aroma - Strong, fresh, bitter-sweet minty odor, somewhat like peppermint

Largest Producing Countries - India, China, Brazil, Argentina, and Vietnam

Traditional Use - This oil is extensively used in soaps, toothpastes, detergents, cosmetics, perfumes and especially industrial fragrances. It’s used mainly for the isolation of natural menthol.

Properties - Anesthetic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cytotoxic, digestive, expectorant, stimulant, and stomachic.

Benefits - Colds, coughs, flu, headaches, indigestion, migraines, sciatica, to repel vermin, and vomiting.

Blends Well With - Basil, benzoin, black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus (all), geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, naiouli, other mints, pine, ravensara, rosemary, and tea tree.

Safety Data - Cornmint oil oil is non-toxic and non-irritant (except in concentration). It may cause sensitization in some individuals. Avoid this oil while pregnant.


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