Wild mint oil is a clear essential oil with a fresh peppermint aroma derived from the leaves of wild mint (Mentha arvensis), also known as corn mint. We use this ingredient to add fragrance to some of our products.
Mentha arvensis is a species in the mint (Lamiaceae) family found in many temperate parts of the world. These perennial plants grow to around 60cm tall, with dark green, tooth-edged, slightly hairy leaves and pale purple flowers. The highly fragrant leaves can be hydro or steam distilled to produce mint essential oil, which is used in foods, flavours, fragrances and pharmaceuticals. This oil is reported to possesss a wide spectrum of herbicidal, antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, antimicrobial and insecticidal activities.
Mentha arvensis is a form of mint that can be sensitizing to skin.