Sprightly Spearmint Essential Oil is peppermint's more understated cousin. Spearmint offers bubbling, subtle notes of mint and citrus. It serves to melt away tension, allowing the effervescence of life to shine through.
Botanical Name: Mentha veridis
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Flower
Country of Origin: India
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Mentha veridis
Scent Description: Soft, fresh mint with whispers of winter-berries and mountainous-menthol.
Blends well with: Peppermint, Grapefruit, Blood Orange, Bergamot, and Sandalwood.
Uses: Freshens breath in oral care. Culinary. Sprightly and reviving as diffuser oil and skin serum. Dilute. Dilute or used neat on the skin to cool.
From Native Americans to ancient Greeks, Spearmint was chosen to soothe skin, scent bathwater, and freshen breath. Our fresh, fragrant Spearmint Essential Oil inspires the senses with waves of minty magnificence! Since it has lower levels of menthol than Peppermint, it is a gentler choice for use with children.
Refreshing Spearmint relaxes body and mind. It is said to release that butterflies in the stomach feeling. It has also been traditionally used as a breathing balm, breath freshener, and deodorizer. Weary arms, legs, and feet sing with revived glee after a massage with merry Spearmint Essential Oil in the blend.
"Spearmint essential oil can be used in place of peppermint essential oil; it has a milder fragrance and similar effects. When used in aromatherapy or for meditation, spearmint essential oil promotes relaxation and relieves feelings of stress and nervous tension. It also aids in promoting an overall sense of balance and well-being."
~ Althea Press, Essential Oils for Beginners: The Guide to Get Started with Essential Oils
"Oils from small European distilleries are closer to the expression of the plant [than industrial aroma-trades].
Prices for such oils are distinctly higher but reflect the reality of genuine and authentic production practices."
~ Kurt Schnaubelt, Advanced Aromatherapy