Spearmint Organic Essential Oil
Active Ingredient: : l-carvone: 58.94%
Botanical Name: Mentha spicata
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Spearmint is a native of the Mediterranean area. A hardy perennial herb, Spearmint reaches about 1 meter (3 feet) in height. It has characteristic lance-shaped leaves with pink or lilac-colored flowers.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid.
Common Uses: Aromatherapists claim the therapeutic properties of Organic 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. It is also reputed to relieve itching (pruritis, eczema, urticaria), cools the skin and, aids in healing of wounds, sores and scabs.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Basil, Birch Sweet, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Jasmine, Lavender and Rosemary.
Aromatic Scent: Organic Spearmint Essential Oil 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 anesthetic.