Japanese Peppermint (Cornmint) Essential Oil

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Japanese Peppermint is also known as Wild Mint or Corn Mint. It carries many of the same properties as Mentha piperita but is slightly less strong in aroma. It can be used as a substitute for peppermint in any blend.

Name of Oil: Japanese Peppermint

Latin Binomial: Mentha arvensis

Extraction Method: Steam

Countries of Origin: India

Scent Profile: Minty, fresh

Parts used in distillation: Leaves

Oil Characteristics: Solid when stored in the fridge due to high menthol content, intensity of odor, clear, thin, strong intensity


Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Muscle pain, bruises, contusions, joint pain, insect bites, myalgia, neuralgia, dyspepsia, nausea, stomach pains, diarrhea, flatulence, vomiting, car sickness, increase blood flow, clarity, mental fatigue, inability to concentrate, circulatory congestion, headaches, migraine, colds, influenza, fever, sinus congestion/infection/inflammation, itching, skin irritations.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Clarity, mental fatigue, overcome feelings of inferiority, enhance concentration, digestion of new ideas


The Greeks and Romans used to crown themselves with peppermint at their feasts and peppermint was also used to flavor their sauces and wines. Mints have been used medicinally for thousands of years due to their affinity for the digestive system.

Chemical constituents

menthol, menthone, 1,8 cineole, methyl acetate, methofuran, isomenthone, limonene, a-pinene, b-pinene, germacrene-d, trans-sabinene hydrate, pulegone

Safety & references

Safety: Non-toxic, non-irritant, occasionally sensitizing; do not use on or near the face of infants, newborns, or small children.

Books Cited:
The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia
Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young
Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind
The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood
Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind
The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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