Oil Summary: Cornmint oil is extracted from cornmint’s fresh leaves and flowering branches through steam distillation. The primary chemical constituent of cornmint oil is menthol. This compound gives the oil its distinctively fresh and minty flavor. Cornmint oil is one of the most popular organic essential oil in the world, which is produced by the process of distillation from the organic mentha arvensis plant. The invigoratingly fresh scent of this oil is similar to Peppermint. It is commonly used to free the skin of acne and help the immune system fight against colds because of its antimicrobial function. Cornmint is known for its calming and nourishing effect on the skin. Cornmint leaves are also used for flavoring cooked food and vegetable salads. Interestingly, cornmint oil can be substituted for peppermint oil because it has a similar menthol scent. It may be beneficial for those who are unable to concentrate or people with mental fatigue and memory lapses.
Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis
Plant Origin: India
Processing Method: Steam distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Odor and Color: Highly concentrated menthol/mint aroma and clear
Main Constituents: Menthol, Menthone, and Isomenthone
Blends well with: Basil, lavender, cypress, rosemary, lemon, and tea tree essential oils.
Contraindication: They precaution against using it topically near the face of children and infants. Cornmint is only meant for external use. Ingestion, especially in large doses, may lead to harmful side effects. Cornmint is best used with a carrier oil for direct skin contact. People with sensitive skin should perform a skin patch test to check for any allergic reactions. It is also essential to avoid applications near sensitive areas like the eyes and ears. This oil must not be used together with any anticoagulant medication because it can hasten its effects and cause excessive bleeding. Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and those with cholestasis should also avoid cornmint oil.