- Cornmint Oil (Mentha arvensis) is an Essential Oil
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
- Aroma: Cornmint Essential Oil smells very minty and menthol-like in aroma. Depending on the source and level of dementholization, it can have a much more potent aroma than Peppermint Oil.
- Color: Clear
- NOTE: These aromatherapy oils are only for external use.
Steam Distilled Cornmint Essential Oil can contain up to 83% menthol. However, most Cornmint Oil has been fractionated (decentralized) to remove a large percentage of the menthol. The resulting decentralized oil, therefore, is not commonly used within holistic aromatherapy. Peppermint Essential Oil is preferred for aromatherapy applications. Within fragrancing and soapmaking applications, however, Cornmint can be a practical substitute for Peppermint Essential Oil due to its lower cost. Cornmint Essential Oil is sometimes passed off as Peppermint Oil, so it is important to be careful of where you procure your oil.