Spearmint Essential Oil
BOTANICAL NAME: Mentha spicate
PLANT PART: Leaves and Stems
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled
DESCRIPTION: A thin, clear, colourless to pale yellow liquid
AROMATIC SUMMARY: A top note with a medium aroma, it has a characteristic scent that is sweeter than the minty aroma of peppermint.
BLENDS WITH: Basil, Birch Sweet, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Jasmine, Lavender and Rosemary.
BENEFITS AND USES: to help alleviate fatigue, headaches, migraines, nervousness and even digestive problems. Spearmint essential oil does not contain as much menthol as peppermint oil. No matter your sensitivity, spearmint essential oil is gentler than peppermint oil, especially for children.
FACTS OF INTEREST: Spearmint. is distinguished by its bright, green leaves that are pointed, along with spiky lavender flowers that reach up to 4 inches in length.They have pointy tips, just like spears — hence the name. This particular species is known for being the source of spearmint tea. The ancient Greeks used Spearmint to scent their bath water.
CAUTIONS:. Dilute before use; for external use only. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.