Peppermint essential oil arvensis DMO - Mentha arvensis L.; Cornmint oil dementholised
The cultivation of mentha arvensis is an important cash crop for thousands of farmers in Uttar Pradesh. A crude essential oil is produced in basic field distillation units and then later sold to collectors for further distilling in larger local factories. This oil is the starting material for the manufacture of natural menthol. Ninety percent of the global production is located in India. Crude mentha arvensis is a commodity traded on the MCX (Multi Commodity Exchange) in Delhi and can be prone to much speculation.
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CategoryEssential Oils and Extracts
Harvest PeriodMay - August
Natural StatusEU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptorsherbal, minty
Common Applicationsmint, herbal, peppermint, spearmint
AppearancePale yellow to yellow liquid
Assay35-45% Menthol >=15% Menthone
Optical Rotation-30.0 to -10.0
Refractive Index @20℃1.4580 - 1.4670
Specific Gravity @20℃0.889 - 0.910
Flash Point ℃87°C
Shelf Life (months)12
Storage RecommendationsSealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.