Peppermint arvensis organic essential oil, also known as corn mint, is one of many different species of the herb and has an exceptionally high menthol content – typically 85%. So high, in fact, that menthol crystals sometimes form on the leaves. This potency further boosts the characteristic sharp, penetrating minty scent with an intense sweetness, making it a popular choice for flavouring and scenting purposes.
The powerful minty aroma of corn mint makes a good mate for basil, eucalyptus, cedarwood and cajeput. For a citrus twist, as a foil for the sharpness of the menthol, try mixing with lemon, lime or mandarin.
|Botanical name||Mentha arvensis|
|Colour||Pale off-white / light yellow|
|Plant part||Flowering herb|
|Strength of aroma||Medium – Strong|
|Aromatic scent||Peppermint Arvensis oil has a sweet, sharp and penetrating mint scent due to its high menthol content.|
|Blends well with||Peppermint Arvensis oil blends with Spearmint, Basil, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Cedarwood, Lime, Mandarin, Niaouli, Pine, Marjoram, Rosemary, Bergamot and Thyme.|
|Cautions||Due to the menthol content Peppermint Arvensis can be sensitising. Avoid during pregnancy.|