Cornmint Essential Oil
Active Ingredient: Menthone (up to 20%)
Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis
Plant Part: Flowering Tops
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: CornMint (Mentha arvensis) also known as wild mint or field mint has six subspecies, is native to the cooler areas of Europe, Asia, eastern Siberia and also North America.
Color: Pale yellow to colorless liquid.
Aromatic Scent: CornMint Essential Oil has a clean penetrating scent with a strong menthol kick.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Eucalyptus, Clary Sage, Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, Marjoram, Spearmint and Rosemary.
Uses: Essential oils such as Cornmint Oil are used as a flavoring agent in mouthwashes and pharmaceuticals. CornMint Oil is antiseptic and anti-bacterial, it can be used in swollen gums, mouthwash or mouth ulcers, and toothache remedies. Internally it may be used for flatulence, gastrointestinal and gallbladder disorders, and catarrhs of the upper respiratory tract.
History: CornMint Essential Oil can be used in place of Peppermint Essential Oil. This plant is often confused with peppermint. Except for the United States, cornmint is used interchangeably with peppermint. By law, cornmint cannot be called peppermint in the USA, which is the world's largest peppermint producer.
General Information: Sunrise Botanics provides this essential oils guide for educational purposes only and not as medical advice. Please consult a qualified healthcare practitioner or resource on uses, safety and precautions for all essential oils Canada, USA and Worldwide.