100% pure therapeutic grade
Botanical name: Mentha spicata
Plant part: flower head
Extraction method: steam distillation
Description: Spearmint is a native of the Mediterranean area. A hardy perennial herb, spearmint reaches about 1 metre in height. It has characteristic lance-shaped leaves with pink or lilac-colored flowers.
Colour: Pale yellow with a slight green tinge
Common uses: Aromatherapists claim the therapeutic properties of spearmint essential oil are: as a local/topical anesthetic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, decongestant, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant and restorative. It is also believed to be an uplifting oil great for alleviating fatigue and depression.
Strength of aroma: medium
Blends well with: Although spearmint blends well with most essential oils, it blends particularly well with basil, birch, bergamot, eucalyptus, jasmine, lavender and rosemary.
Aromatic scent: Spearmint has a fresh minty smell reminiscent of peppermint. The major difference is that spearmint oil is sweeter, and not quite as harsh.
History: The ancient Greeks used spearmint to scent their bath water. It also had a reputation for curing sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea, and for whitening teeth and healing sore gums. This might be credited to its ability to mimic a local anaesthetic.
Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
General safety information: Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.