Spearmint essential oil is the distillation of the popular spearmint herb.
While not widely used, Spearmint is a good alternative to peppermint as it is fresher and less harsh than peppermint for some people. It's also a safer option for children.Uses of Spearmint Essential Oil
IndiaHistory and Background
Spearmint has been a popular oil for centuries, originating from Mediterranean. It's popular in both Holistic and Ayurvedic medicine to help treat a variety of issues and problems.
It's refreshing and energizing aroma is said to promote and encourage better communication. Spearmint oil is mood uplifting and perfect for relieving mental fatigue.Physical Description
Yellow to olive in color with a thin, watery consistency.Aromatic Description
Warm, spicy-herbaceous, minty aroma. Spearmint is fresher and less harsh than peppermint. It's a culinary favorite because of its appealing aroma and taste (DO NOT INGEST THIS OIL!) and is commonly used to garnish drinks and dishes.Biological Makeup and Components
L-carvone (50-70%), dihydrocarvone, phellandrene, limonene, menthone, menthol, pulegone, cineol, linalol, pinenesExtraction Technique
Steam distillation from flowering tops.Information for Aromatherapists
Spearmint essential oil is a top note and blends well with Basil, Eucalytpus, Jasmine, Lavandin, Lavender, Peppermint and Rosemary. Use up to 5-15% in blends.
Our Spearmint essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.Cautions
All of our essential oils are 100% natural and free of any chemicals, pesticides and synthetic perfumes.
These products are NOT intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. This information is NOT a substitute for professional medical treatment or consultation. Prior to using essential oils, Source Vitál always recommends consulting your medical professional if you are pregnant, epileptic, have cancer, have liver issues, or any other serious illness. Do NOT ingest essential oils internally or apply undiluted oils onto the skin without consultation from an experienced and trained aromatherapist or aromatherapy practitioner. Always consult an aromatherapist before using essential oils for babies and children.
Keep all oils tightly closed and cool. Always keep out of reach of children.
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