Peppermint Corn Mint Essential Oil

Mentha arvensis
$6.35

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Peppermint oil stimulates the mind, increasing the ability to focus. When inhaled, it restores the sense of taste by stimulating the trigeminal nerve. Oddly, inhaling peppermint oil can also curb the appetite. Peppermint is like a rush of fresh energy into the system. It allows us to relax instead of letting anxiety build up in our body or mind. Peppermint oil is specific for people who move between highs and lows. Peppermint is renowned for action on the digestive system and for use in bowel disorders.

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Which Peppermint should I choose?

Peppermint Piperita is the most common and popular type of Peppermint. It is distilled from Mentha piperita which is true peppermint. Our newest Peppermint is Peppermint Black Mitcham.  Black Mitcham is a Mentha piperita just like Peppermint Piperita.  The difference is Black Mitcham is an heirloom variety and is only harvested once per year to keep the integrity of the Peppermint to its highest standards. It has a delicious chocolatey undertone and is only slightly more expensive.  Peppermint Corn Mint is distilled from Mentha arvensis which is corn mint. Peppermint Corn Mint contains more menthol than Peppermint Piperita giving it a sweeter stronger aroma. Piperita is considered to be the more therapeutic as Corn Mint often has some of the menthol extracted to make menthol crystals. Corn Mint is still very therapeutic, I especially like it for the respiratory system. Corn Mint smells more like the Christmas candy cane.

Peppermint Corn Mint Essential Oil

Ingredient In: LeCrystal ClearLePaineLeTendaCare
Available In: Essential Oil, Bar Soap, Blessed Water
Included in Kit: Singles Collection
Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis
Country of Origin: India
Extraction Method: steam distilled
Part Utilized: stems, leaves, flower buds
Plant Family: Labiatae
General Information: 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 corn mint contains a higher menthol content. This gives it more of a candy cane scent where piperita has more of a peppermint patty scent. While they have the same therapeutic uses, corn mint 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: Corn Mint has a higher menthol content than piperita, making it slightly more potent therapeutically, and a little more caustic.

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