Mint Oil Organic
Organic Mint Oil, Essential Oil, Corn Mint (Mentha arvensis)
Organic mint oil in other languages:
Bio Minzöl, Organic mint oil, Huile de menthe organique, Olio di menta organica, Aceite de menta orgánico, Óleo de hortelã orgânica, Органическое масло мяты
MENTHA ARVENSIS LEAF OIL
Originally, corn mint comes from the milder regions of Europe as well as from Western and Central Asia. Corn mint grows as a perennial, herbaceous plant and is between 15 and 40 cm high. The stem is upright and can be more or less hairy. The leaves are arranged opposite one another, ovate and between 2 and 6 cm long and 1 to 2 cm wide. The white to purple flowers are standing in clusters in the leaf axils. The plant can grow rapidly by stolons.
How organic mint oil is produced:
The organic mint oil is extracted from the flowering herbs of the corn mint (Mentha arvensis) by water vapor distillation. Hot water vapor serves as the carrier for the highly volatile organic components of the plant parts. Due to the non-miscibility of the organic components of the essential oil and of the water, a spontaneous phase separation takes place during the cooling, so that the pure essential oil can be separated. The yield is between 0.1 and 1%.
Organic mint oil is a slightly mobile, colourless to yellow coloured liquid. It has a characteristic fresh and minty scent.
Relative composition of organic mint oil:
Major compound of organic mint oil is menthol with a content up to 90%. In lower concentrations are included menthone, methyl acetate, limonene, pulegone, iso-pulegone and carvone. By removal of a large part of the menthol, the so-called Japanese mint oil is obtained.
Organic mint oil and its applications:
Medical use, phytotherapy:
In the kitchen:
For more information on essential organic mint oil please see our specification.