Corn Mint

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Essential Oil

Corn Mint

Botanical Name : Mentha Arvensis

Country of Origin : Nepal

Olfactive family : Aromatic

Harvester : Behave

Harvested part : Aerial parts

Main application : Diffusion

The essential oil of Corn Mint (Mentha Arvensis) is native to Nepal. It is obtained by hydrodistillation of the aerial parts of the plant cultivated around the National Park of Bardia.

Its fragrance gives off fresh aromatic notes, both minty and herbaceous. In perfumery, it is mainly used as an accessory to bring freshness to a top set, especially on green and fruity creations.

In olfaction, it helps to keep a cool head in all circumstances while promoting concentration. A breath of fresh air that wish you good things, using it with moderation. The essential oil of Corn Mint would also have many properties. Tonic, nervous stimulant and anti-migraine, at low dose once again, it supports digestion while being formidable to decongest the mucous membrane. A refreshing must-have.

Perfumery

OLFACTORY DESCRIPTION

Minty and icy, the essential oil of Corn Mint offers itself to us with a beautiful intensity. Also guaranteeing a subtle aromatic composition, it continues its course towards more herbaceous and leafy areas. After a while, notes of undergrowth and tobacco remain, as much sunny as rural.

IN PERFUME

Notes :

Top, Heart

Associations :

Bergamot / Lavender / Jasmine / Vetiver
Mint is used as an accessory, i.e. in small quantities to give freshness to an often green, fruity and/or aromatic top note.

Creations :

• “Gentlemen Only” – Givenchy

Olfactotherapy

Main emotions

The Corn Mint is the freshness par excellence. It is particularly rich in menthol, well beyond its cousin peppermint. At the emotional level, it is mainly this fresh or even cold side that will interest us. It allows to to counteract excessive emotionality and lack of discernment. While stimulating the concentration, the capacity of analysis and our Cartesian side.

Concentration, Emotionality, Discernment

indications

• Daily organization
• Nervous Fatigue
• Decision making

Tips for use

• 5 to 10 drops in a diffuser (dilute with water)
• a few drops on a ceramic pebble to place in a closet or a living room
• on a wet cloth, let it infuse, inhale gently several times a day

CAUTION : Do not use for long periods of time, as this may cause dizziness. Do not use in pregnant women and children under 6 years old.

For more details and to know if an oil is suitable for you and the best use for you, do not hesitate to contact an olfactotherapist.

Aromatherapy

Properties

• Tonic and nervous stimulant (only in low doses) +++
• Digestive +++
• Anti-infectious ++
• Vasoconstrictor ++
• Refreshing +++
• Antalgic, anesthetic +++
• Anti-migraine +++
• Decongestant of the mucous membranes +++

Synergy

For breathing : Combine with Eucalyptus
Anti-migraine : Combine with Lavender

Tips for use

Mouthwash : to be added to your usual mouthwash, it prevents gingivitis, aphthosis, stomatitis and while fighting effectively against bad breath.

For this purpose :
• 2 drops of essential oil of Mint Arvensis
• 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel
• 1 glass of warm water

Mix it, put it in your mouth, gargle and spit it out after a few seconds.
In anti migraine ointment – A few drops mixed with vegetable oil, to be applied on the temples.

For your safety and that of your loved ones, consider consulting a professional aromatherapist.

In food

FEMA Number* : 4219

*The FEMA number is an international food safety number. It is essential to be able to use them in the kitchen, without it, you are not allowed to consume them. Le Sourceur rejects any responsibility in case of non respect of these rules. Essential oils are also very concentrated, a single drop is often enough to flavor your cold dishes, when we consider a maximum of 2 to 3 drops on a hot dish. Be careful with their use in cooking, too much of them can be dangerous or even fatal. If in doubt, contact a specialist.

OUR RECIPES

Tzatzíki (miam) :

• 4 tablespoons of olive oil
• 1 cucumber
• 1 clove of garlic
• 3 drops of essential oil of mint arvensis
• 1 Greek yogurt (500g)
• salt & pepper

Grate and drain cucumber (whole, just cut off both ends). add the crushed garlic and salt, then the yoghurt and oil, mix everything together. Place in the refrigerator to serve chilled with bread.

Do you have any recipe ideas for us ? Make your own tests and send us your recipes.

Product Information

General Characteristics

Type of culture : Traditional culture
Harvesting : from May to October
Extraction method : Steam distillation
Production capacity : > 100 kg/year
Type of product : 100% pure and natural essential oil

Organoleptic characteristics

• Pale yellow to colorless oil
• Fresh, aromatic and minty scent
• Appearance Thick liquid

Main Components

• Menthol
• Menthone
• Isomenthone

Physical characteristics

• Density : 0.890-0.910
• Flash point : 87°C

Allergens

• Limonène – 4%
• Linalool0 – 5%

Product references

CAS registry Number : 68917-18-0
Batch Number : MEA/NEP/BEH/0322
Shelf Life : 03/2025

Conservation

Essential oils are sensitive to UV radiation and to the progressive evaporation of their constituents. It is therefore imperative to keep them in a colored glass or aluminum bottle with a tight seal at a temperature between 5°C and 40°C.

CAUTION : Before any use of essential oils read imperatively the precautions of use.

Causes skin irritation / May cause skin allergy / Causes severe eye irritation / In large quantities : may be fatal if swallowed and enters respiratory tract / Harmful if swallowed / Toxic to aquatic organisms, causes long-term effects / IF SWALLOWED : call a POISON CENTER or doctor immediately / Do not induce vomiting / IF ON SKIN : wash with plenty of soap and water / IF IN EYES : apply vegetable oil liberally, then rinse with water / If irritation or rash occurs : seek medical attention (keep container available) / Keep away from direct heat / Keep out of reach of children / Do not use on pregnant or nursing women and children under 6 years of age.

The information provided on the Le Sourceur site is intended to be informative. They are derived from laboratory research and books published by health professionals but can in no way replace a doctor’s prescription. Le Sourceur declines all responsibility for self-medication.

Bibliography

On the internet

National Trust for Nature Conservation
Awely
Man & Nature
Aquaportail

Books

“Tigres et léopards mangeurs d’hommes” – Jim CORBETT – 2008 – Editions Montbel

Podcast

“A la rencontre du tigre au Népal” – Kris de Bardia – Podcasts : Baleine sous gravillons. To listen to the episode : here

Thanks

Kathy Vandevelde for her expertise in olfactotherapy
Adrien Blanc for his expertise in perfume
Aurore Jouan for her expertise in olfactotherapy

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