Mentha Arvensis Oil
Common English Name: Cornmint.
Botanical Name: Mentha arvenis.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae.
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of the flowering herb. It is then dementholized to avoid solidification at room temperature.
Origin: Indigenous to Europe and naturalized in North America.
Plant Description: A small herb with lanceolate leaves and lilac-colored flowers.
Main Chemical Components: Alcohols (menthol) and ketones (menthone).
Blends Well With: Other mint oils, citrus oils, geranium essential oil; carrier oils.
Uses: Dry skin, irritated skin, oily skin, stress relief, muscle aches.
Fun Fact: Used interchangeably with peppermint (Mentha piperita) essential oil.
Cautions for Use: Skin sensitivity. Avoid use with children under three years of age. Do not use in conjunction with homeopathy.