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Menthol Mint (Mentha arvensis)

What is Menthol Mint?

Menthol mint essential oil has been used as a flavoring for centuries, but also has applications in aromatherapy when applied to sore muscles or in combination with other products such as in a pain relief balm. It is often referred to as having a cooling effect. Menthol is solid at room temperature and needs to be slowly warmed before use. The oil is extracted by using steam distillation.

Menthol Mint

Aroma

Strong, clean and minty

Plant Properties

Antiseptic, antibacterial, anaesthetic, antispamsmodic, aromatic, anti-inflammatory, carminative, cancer and stimulant

Benefits

Relieves flatulence, digestional problems, gall bladder problems, coughs, cures insomnia,  reduces aches and pains, colds, eliminates diarrhea, headaches, fevers, reduces heart problems, relieves swelling of gums for toothaches, rheumatism, arthrritis and aids in eye problems. Also, useful for keeping rodents away and as an insect repellent.

Blends with:

Basil, benzoin, black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, neroli, pine, rosemary, and tea tree