Peppermint  Arvensis Essential Oil

Corn Mint
(Mentha arvensis)
Essential Oil 10ml


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Peppermint  Arvensis Essential Oil

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Peppermint Arvensis Essential Oil Product Details

Ingredient In: LeCrystal Clear, LeLiteN, LeSynopsis, LePaine, LeTendaCare
Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis
Country of Origin: India
Extraction Method: steam distilled
Part Utilized: stems, leaves, flower buds
Plant Family: Labiatae
General Information: We carry two Peppermint oils. Mentha piperita is the oil from the true peppermint plant. Mentha arvensis is the oil from the corn mint plant which is in the peppermint family. These two oils are extremely similar. The main difference is arvensis contains a higher menthol content. This gives it more of a candycane scent where piperita has more of a peppermint patty scent. While they have the same therapeutic uses, arvensis is the preferred oil for diffusing and for making products such as soaps and lotions, while piperita is more popular for topical application because it is less harsh since it has less menthol.
Cautions: Arvensis has a higher menthol content than piperita, making it slightly more potent therapeutically, and a little more caustic.
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