Cornmint

Cornmint

Cornmint

 

Parts Used

Flowering plant

Extraction Method

Steam distilled

Aroma

Fresh, soft, bitter-sweet minty aroma

Steam Distilled Cornmint Essential Oil can contain up to 80% menthol. However, most Cornmint Oil has been fractionated (dementholized) to remove a large percentage of the menthol. The resulting dementholized oil, therefore, is not commonly used within holistic aromatherapy. Peppermint Oil is preferred for aromatherapy applications.

Aromatic Description: Highly concentrated menthol/mint aroma. Depending on the source and level of dementholization, it can have a much more potent aroma than Peppermint Oil.

Cornmint Oil Uses: It’s potential applications are similar to those of Peppermint Oil. However, Peppermint Oil is generally preferred for holistic aromatherapy applications.

Blends Well With

Basil, benzoin, black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, naiouli, pine, ravensara, rosemary, tea tree

Herbal Miscellany

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.

Precautions

Oil Specific: Avoid while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. 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.

 

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