Spearmint

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Botanical name:

Mentha spicata

Mentha cardiaca

 

Origin:

Northwest USA, China, India, South America, Japan

 

Method of extraction:

Steam distilled

 

Color:

Clear

 

Viscosity:

Thin

 

Extracted from:

Leaves and flower (buds)

 

Note clarification:

Top

 

Aroma:

Sweet minty, slightly fruity

 

Blends well with:

Bay laurel, basil, bergamot, birch, dill weed, grapefruit, jasmine absolute, lavender, lime, orange, rosemary, peppermint, vanilla

 

Therapeutic uses:

Helps to fight fatigue and jetlag.

Can help to ease a headache

If it is diluted in a carrier oil correctly. It can be applied to the abdomen to relieve a queasy tummy.

 

Safety:

 It has the potential to be a mucous membrane irritant.

The risk is low but spearmint could irritate sensitive skin

 

Approximate shelf life:

(Undiluted)

5 years (refrigerated)

  

Notes:

It’s a milder alternative to peppermint which makes it safer to use with children.

Spearmint has significantly less menthol concentration than peppermint.

Sources:

Please refer to the 'References and Certifications' page. 

 

Disclaimer:

Do not use any essential oils or essential oil blends if you have any underlying health conditions. Some oils are not safe for children, pregnant women, or pets. Always check with your doctor or certified aromatherapist, if you are unsure about the benefits or contra-indicators of a recipe or its ingredients. ‘A Scented Story’ is solely my platform to share my experiences with essential oils and other natural products. I do not prescribe any treatments.