Aroma: Softy and minty-sweet
Latin Name: Mentha spicata
Country of Origin: China
Cultivation Method: Conventionally grown
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Extracted From: Flowering herb
Color: Clear to pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Top
Consistency: Thin liquid
Aromatherapy Properties: Refreshing and energizing
Suggested Use: Spearmint has a more mild aroma than peppermint, and can help stimulate mental clarity and good energy. It has been used to help with respiratory and digestive complaints and to calm nervous stress.
Dilute and apply to the abdominal area to help ease digestive upset. With topical use, dilute spearmint essential oil to 1.5% in a carrier oil to avoid possible skin sensitization. This equals about 8 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil.
History: Used in both Western and Eastern medicine for over 3,000 years, spearmint has been mentioned in ancient mythology, the Bible, and significant botanical texts throughout history.
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. Dilute properly with topical use. May be contraindicated with certain medical conditions. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure a disease.