Organic Cornmint Essential Oil
Field Mint, Wild Mint, Japanese Mint.
- The invigoratingly fresh scent of Certified Organic Cornmint Essential Oil is very similar to Peppermint, one of the world’s most popular essential oils. Cornmint and Peppermint share many of the same therapeutic properties, although Cornmint is milder and therefore sometimes preferred for the use with children.
Farming Method Certified Organic Country of Origin India Plant Part Leaf Scientific Name Mentha arvensis Application Method Bath, Diffusion, Inhalation, Topical
The bittersweet, slightly spicy mint aroma of Cornmint is similar to Peppermint. In Asia, Cornmint is used therapeutically in the same way Peppermint is used. Cornmint is preferred for treating children because it is gentler.
Peppermint and Cornmint both help in freeing the skin of acne and other conditions, improve circulation, soothe sore muscles, benefit respiration, tone digestion, help the immune system fight off colds, and they have a wonderful reviving effect on the nervous system.
“The oil helps people become clear-headed and refreshes spirits. Like Lemon, Lemongrass, Basil and Rosemary, Mint specifically stimulates the central hippocampus of the brain. It may be beneficial for people who are unable to concentrate or who have mental fatigue and memory lapses. This is an ideal oil to use in an aroma lamp in the office, in conference rooms, or in any situation in which a clean, uncluttered atmosphere is desired.” Complete Aromatherapy Handbook, Fischer-Rizzi
For use on the skin (Topical Application), dilute up to 3-5% in jojoba or hazelnut oil. For Whole Body Massage, use no more than 2%. 2% is approximately 1 teaspoon (5ml) of essential oil per 1 cup (250ml) of carrier oil, or about 10 drops essential oil to a tablespoon (15 ml) of carrier oil.
Nausea,Vomiting: Inhalation through diffuser, or when traveling, a few drops on a tissue, or 1 drop on tongue.
Mental Fatigue: In the diffuser or topical application on forehead, 3 – 5% in any carrier oil.
Migraines, Headaches, Fainting, Vertigo and other Nervous Disorders: In the diffuser or topical application on forehead 3 – 5% in any carrier oil.
Colds, Sore Throat, Flu and Respiratory Conditions: Direct Inhalation from the diffuser.
Excessive Sweating: A total of 1-2% added to your unscented personal care product.
Acne: A total of 2% in a carrier oil or your unscented facial care product.
Ringworm, Scabies, Dermatitis, Psoriasis: Topical Application.
Muscle Pain, Neuralgia: Topical application 3-5% in jojoba or hazelnut oil.
Bronchitis: Topical Application on chest and back, a total of 3-5% in jojoba or hazelnut oil.
Stuffy Nose and Mucous Congestion: Steam inhalation.
Asthma: Direct Inhalation from the diffuser on a regular basis.
Fever: Diffusion or Topical Application on whole frontal line and forehead. (The frontal line runs from the heart area upwards and downwards. It extends from the front of the neck to the pubic bone, parallel to the spine.)
Palpitations: Whole Body Massage.
Indigestion, Colic, Cramps Intestinal Gas: Topical Application, AromaticBath.
In Asia, Cornmint leaves are crushed and applied topically to treat pain, colds, and indigestion. Chinese medicine practitioners have applied Cornmint to patients with earaches, skin conditions and tumors.
About the Plant.
Cornmint is a delicate perennial mint plant, often used in the East as Peppermint. It grows lilac colored flowers that appear in clusters among the upper leaves. The essential oil of Cornmint contains so much menthol that it becomes solid at below room temperature unless some of the menthol is removed. Since Peppermint does not have to undergo this process and has a more pleasant aroma, it is usually preferred in aromatherapy over Cornmint, except in the case of children.
Lamiaceae or Labiatae—Mint Family
Scent: The scent of Cornmint is pleasantly strong, fresh and minty, similar to Peppermint, even more candy-sweet.
Blends With: Benzoin, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Mint Oils, Rosemary.
Composition: Menthol, menthone, pinene, menthyl acetate, isomenthone, thujone, phellandrene, piperitone, menthofuran