Spearmint is a member of the mint family. Its name comes from the shape of its leaves which resemble spears. The aroma of spearmint is very sweet, minty, and powerful; it is rather sweeter and softer than peppermint. The wonderfully refreshing, sweet minty aroma is due to the predominance of a molecule r-(-)-carvone – a terpenoid that in preliminary studies, has shown a positive effect against high-fat diet. Spearmint characterizes with high antioxidant quality.
Extraction method: Steam distillation
Parts used: leaves
Aromatic profile: fresh, minty green, sweet, cool
Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Chamomile (Roman), Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme, and Ylang Ylang
Safety Considerations: Always dilute. Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, mucous membranes and sensitive areas.
Spearmint oil, due to its carvone and limonene content, possesses natural antiseptic properties. It inhibits the growth of microbes, reducing the chances of skin infections and supporting a faster healing of broken skin.
Spearmint oil is reputed to stimulate and strengthen the nerves and is also often used to treat headache. The aroma of spearmint oil is considered a good mood enhancer, believed to help diminish feelings of stress or anxiety.
The fresh and invigorating scent of spearmint oil is perfect for deodorizing unpleasant odors.
Add 1-2 drops to your serum or moisturizer to treat acne-prone or irritated skin.
Dilute in a carrier oil and use in a massage if you have aches and pains (muscle, menstrual, etc.).
Utilize the disinfectant properties of Spearmint essential oil by adding it to a home-made natural cleaning product.
Diffuse Spearmint essential oil when you feel nervous or stressed to create a relaxing atmosphere or at the end of an exhausting day to lift your energy levels.
Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil*
*Certified Organic Ingredient
For external use only. Always dilute. Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, mucous membranes and sensitive areas.