Product Name: Spearmint (Org.) EO
Latin Name: Mentha spicata
Country of Origin: China
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
General Description: Spearmint essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the Mentha spicata plant, which is a member of the Lamiaceae family. The plant is native to Europe and Asia and is known for its culinary and therapeutic properties. The oil has a sweet, minty, and slightly herbaceous aroma.
Common Uses: Spearmint essential oil is known for its refreshing and uplifting properties. It is often used in aromatherapy to promote mental clarity, improve mood, and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. It is also commonly used in oral care products for its freshening and antiseptic effects.
Characteristics: Spearmint essential oil is a thin, clear, and colorless liquid. Its aroma is sweet, minty, and slightly herbaceous.
Blends with: Spearmint essential oil blends well with other mint and citrus oils, as well as with herb and spice oils, such as lavender, rosemary, and cinnamon.
Cautions: Spearmint essential oil is generally considered safe for use. However, as with all essential oils, it should be diluted in a carrier oil before being applied to the skin. It may cause skin irritation in some individuals. It should also be avoided during pregnancy and by individuals with epilepsy.
Spiritual: Spearmint essential oil is believed to help promote mental clarity and focus. It is associated with the Throat Chakra, which is linked to communication, self-expression, and creativity.
History: Mentha spicata has been used for its culinary and therapeutic properties in traditional medicine for centuries. Spearmint essential oil is a popular ingredient in oral care products, as well as in natural remedies for digestive problems and respiratory issues. The Organic cultivation method means that the essential oil is sourced from plants that have been grown using organic farming practices, without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.
I love putting Spearmint in my diffuser. The house smells fresh, and it makes us feel alert, yet calm. It also helps the circulation on my legs and I have less or no leg pain at night when I rub it on my legs. When we feel like a change we put it in diffuser with sweet orange, eucalyptus, pink grapefruit, or any of the other mints (peppermint, or winter mint).