Spearmint Essential Oil

£7.45 £14.62 inc VAT

Spearmint is distilled from the flowering tops and is a spicy-herbaceous, minty oil. Spearmint is cleansing and may help maintain a healthy digestive system. Good oil for focusing and easing the mind.

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Description

Spearmint | Latin Name: Mentha spicata | Family: Lamiaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Flowering Tops

A spicy-herbaceous, minty odour and a pale yellow or olive mobile liquid.

Spearmint is a perennial herb that is a hardy branched with bright green, lance-shaped, sharply toothed leaves with pink or lilac coloured flowers in slender cylindrical spikes. Native to the Mediterranean region but now common throughout Europe, Western Asia, and the Middle East. It was introduced to the USA where it became a popular flavouring. The oil is produced in the midwest USA, Hungary, Spain, Russia and China. It is primarily used as the main ingredient in toothpaste, chewing gum and sweets.

Blends

Blends well with Lavender, Lavandin, Jasmine, Eucalyptus, Basil and Rosemary. It is often used in combination with Peppermint as its properties resemble those; however, its effects are less powerful.

Spearmint is a TOP note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours

Properties

Anaesthetic (local), antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cephalic, decongestant, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, tonic. Spearmint oil is good for acne, dermatitis, congested skin, asthma, bronchitis, catarrhal conditions, sinusitis, colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, hepatobiliary disorders, nausea, vomiting, colds, fevers, ‘flu, fatigue, headache, migraine, nervous strain, neurasthenia and stress.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

Spearmint is valued all over the world as a culinary herb. The ancient Greeks used it as a restorative and to scent their bath water. The distilled water has also been used to relieve hiccough, colic, nausea, indigestion, and flatulence.

Safety Data & MSDS

Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.

L-carvone (50-70%), dihydrocarvone, phellandrene, limonene, menthone, menthol.

Spearmint MSDS
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