Aka cornmint, wild mint, field mint
Labiateae family (lamiaceae)
Grown, harvested and steam distilled in India from organically grown herbs.
Mentha arvensis oil is a pale yellow or almost colorless liquid of strong, fresh, and somewhat bittersweet odor, to a certain degree reminiscent of the odor of peppermint oil. The undertone is a bit harsh-woody and the dry-out is bitter-herbaceous. It produces a cool feeling on the mucus membranes in the nose and mouth cavities or upon direct contact with the skin. The flavor is cool, minty, somewhat rough and slightly bitter-green or sharp, less balsamic-herbaceous or sweet than the flavor of true peppermint.
Mentha arvensis finds extensive use as a flavor in candy, toothpaste, mouthwash, etc. He goes on to say (in 1960) that chewing gum is often flavored with 0.7 to 1.0 percent of true peppermint oil and that, after a few “chews,” the customer is unable to identify the arvensis oil inside the gum because of the pleasant cooling and paralyzing effect of the good peppermint oil in the outer coating.
Already, we'd be driving past
those trees, that part of the forest.
Even briefly, it refreshed you.
It was like mint in August
though that sting would be gone
with summer. The ground
tarnishing first, and soon the leaves.
I thought then, men don't stop.
They want so much to get on.
What we said, incidental
yet hammered into the mind.
Talk like a magnet, so it draws you
together or away. We made a line
around that part of the forest,
the exact shape of our attention.
Even after, I remember
how it was taken up and moved
along with us, into the dim
living room. Each holding a glass,
ice colliding in water. A tiny
mirrored sun caught in the trees.
The same sadness that darkened
our features. Later, bed
without making love, without
the chance of a reprieve.
As with most essential oils, dilute before using on skin. Perform a patch test before use if essential oil sensitivity is suspected. Do not take essential oils internally. Do not use on children or pets. Seek advice from a trained aromatherapist before using on people with compromised immune systems. Keep away from eyes and mucus membranes.
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