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Spearmint Essential Oil

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  • Distillation Method: Steam
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Plant Part: Whole Herb
  • Latin Name: Mentha spicata
  • Cultivation: Naturally Grown

About the Oil: Spearmint Essential Oil is the gentler, sweeter and less potent version of Peppermint oil. This makes it more suitable for use with children and others who may find peppermint too strong or too stimulating.

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Drops per ml
Blending Tips 59
Chemical Families
Ketones 77.46%
Sesquiterpenes 2.36%
Esters 0.21%
Primary Constituents
carvone 76.75%
limonene 14.10%
beta myrcene 2.59%
beta caryophyllene 0.96%
beta pinene 0.95%

Properties

Product description

About The Plant

A hardy-branched perennial herb native to southern Europe and now found widespread through-out North America and western Asia, Spearmint is one of the more mild and sweet-smelling members of the mint family. Fast growing and tenacious, the plant produces aromatic, distinctively shaped sharply toothed leaves and pinkish lilac blossoms. Botanists consider peppermint to be a hybrid of spearmint and 'water' mint–an even sharper cousin in the mint family.

About The Oil

Spearmint oil is sweeter than peppermint–peppermint will have an immediate strong aroma of menthol, whereas spearmint will have a sweet quality at the same time.

Of Interest

Spearmint has been used for centuries as a mental stimulant, digestive, decongestant, and insect repellent. The ancient Greeks used Spearmint in their bathwater and employed it as a mental relaxant and restorative tonic. The Romans brought Spearmint to Britain where it was used to stop milk from curdling. As early as the Middle Ages, Spearmint was used in oral hygiene to heal sore gums and whiten teeth. Spearmint is frequently used to flavor toothpastes, chewing gum, candy, and mouthwash.

Therapeutic Properties

SKIN CARE

Eases discomfort
Decreases unpleasant sensory experiences
Firms and contracts exposed tissue
Reduces moisture loss
Tones and restores venous circulation
Promotes the healing of tissues
Reduces redness
Diminishes swelling
Neutralizes microbes
Cleanses and decongests
Constricts capillaries
Neutralizes insects
Especially good for: congested skin, acne and dermatitis

IMMUNE SYSTEM

Neutralizes microbes
Reduces body temperature
Encourages sweating
Assists the body's natural eliminatory response
Relieves muscular tension and aching joints
Lessens headaches due to congestion

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Aids in the expulsion of mucous
Stimulates the bronchi

MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Eases discomfort
Decreases unpleasant sensory experiences
Relaxes cramping
Soothes sore muscles, tendons and joints
Diminishes swelling

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Stimulates the digestive system
Reduces the incidence and severity of vomiting and nausea
Settles digestion
Increases absorption in the intestines
Promotes normal peristalsis
Assists the body's natural eliminatory response
Helps maintain healthy function of the liver
Relaxes cramping

CIRCULATORY SYSTEM

Stimulates circulation
Improves blood flow

LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

Assists in the tissue cleaning action of the lymphatic system
Assists the body's natural eliminatory response

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

Promotes and regulates menstrual flow

NERVOUS SYSTEM

Uplifts
Improves mood
Improves focus
Clears the head
Relieves intellectual fatigue
Strengthens and clarifies the mind
Strengthens the nervous system
Helps alleviate stress and nervous tension

Application

INHALATION

Direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer
Spearmint oil is cleansing and uplifting, and the aroma will help sharpen the senses. For bringing alertness, a drop or more can be inhaled directly from a handkerchief, or the oil can be used in a diffuser.

TOPICAL

Massage, compress, bath, ointment, skincare
Refreshing for overworked body and feet.
Great in a cool compress for nausea, headaches and travel sickness.
Dilute in a carrier oil and massage into the abdomen (essential oils are absorbed through the skin, and can help targeted digestive organs in this manner).
May help relieve congestion and headaches (including migraines) by placing a drop on each temple. The skin is rather sensitive there, and the eyes are close by a 10% dilution of essential oil is a safe and effective balance to use.

INGESTION

For digestive complaints, one can take 1 to 3 drops in a warm cup of water, or dilute in a carrier oil.
Place a couple of drops on the tongue to improve alertness.

Aromatherapy Details

This Spearmint oil has sweet, heady floral and fresh mint top notes, complex herbaceous middle notes over a musty, deeply honeyed, balsamic and molasses-like undertone.

It blends well with an array of essential oils, most notably: Lavender, Jasmine, Eucalyptus, Basil, Rosemary and Peppermint.

Safety

Non-toxic, non-irritant but occasionally sensitizing. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. Never apply undiluted to the skin. Direct and indirect contact with the eyes will cause irritation.

Spearmint oil is considered non-toxic, a non-irritant and non-sensitizing. The more gentle relative of Peppermint, it is suitable for use with children and others who may find the menthol content of Peppermint too strong.

If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician. Spearmint is not recommended to be used on infants and children under 2 years old.

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