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Cornmint Essential Oil

Cornmint Essential Oil

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Organic Cornmint Essential Oil, Mentha arvensis, contains significantly more menthol than peppermint. It is sometimes preferred over Peppermint Essential Oil by soapmakers as Organic Cornmint Essential Oil possesses a strong, minty aroma and is a more affordable alternative to Organic Peppermint Oil. Although Organic Cornmint Essential Oil is generally not used in holistic aromatherapy work due to its very strong menthol content, it is sometimes used at very low dilutions within skin care formulations for its ability to help relieve headaches and indigestion, reduce mental fatigue, increase alertness, relieve nausea, relieve itching and help maintain alertness.

Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis

Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled Parts Used: Flowering plant Note Classification: Middle Aroma: Fresh, soft, bitter-sweet minty aroma Country of origin: India

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.

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.
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