Spearmint Essential Oil
Description: Spearmint Essential Oil (Mentha spicata) (also known green mint, or our lady’s mint) is steam distilled from the flowering tops of the herbs. Our Spearmint Oil is sourced from the USA and is Therapeutic Quality.
Aroma: Spearmint Essential Oil is a milder, gentler cousin of our Artisan Aromatics Peppermint essential oil. Spearmint has a significantly lower menthol content (0.5%) compared to Peppermint (40%). As a result, this oil is less bracing than Peppermint, but still has many of the same properties with a clean, refreshing scent, a sweeter start and a more floral finish.
Uses of Spearmint Essential Oil
Spearmint Essential Oil is a great air freshener with a sweet minty aroma and blends well with tea tree, rosemary, basil, eucalyptus, clary sage, lavender and marjoram, as well as with other mints to create a more complex minty scent.
Like all of our Artisan Aromatics 100% pure essential oils, enfleurage oils, absolutes and blends, this oil has been carefully selected for its therapeutic quality. Then, to ensure maximum freshness and potency, it is bottled by hand in USA only after orders are received.
Main Natural Constituents: Spearmint EO contains alcohols, esters, oxides, hydrocarbons, and ketones; it’s main components include menthol, alpha-and beta-pinene, linalool, caryophyllene, cavone, cineole, limonene, and myrcene.
History: Spearmint Essential Oil’s name is derived from the fact that it has pointed, spear-shaped leaves. Spearmint has multiple common names: Garden Spearmint, Green Mint, Fish Mint, Our Lady’s Mint, Spire, Green, Lamb, and Pea. Spearmint has been used as minty, breath-freshening flavoring agent used in oral hygiene products and leaves a cool, tingling sensation that leaves the mouth feeling clean. Spearmint is believed to be the oldest of the mints and began to be used in Ayurvedic medicine for the same purpose but to also soothe skin problems and headaches.
Spearmint originated in the Mediterranean region and was widely used in Greece as an aphrodisiac and was also used to give a sweet scent to bath water.
Precautions: Spearmint Essential Oil can be irritating to the skin, so it is important to dilute (5%) in a carrier oil (95%) such as fractionated coconut, or sweet almond oils for muscle massage; or dilute with evening primrose oil for neck, shoulder and temple massage for migraines or headaches.
In addition to this great spearmint oil, we also have an organic spearmint oil.
IMPORTANT: All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children. We recommend you consult a trained aromatherapist before using essential oils with children under 16 years of age. Always follow the general safety guidelines for using essential oils; these can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Disclaimer: Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. Artisan Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses. Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants, they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal preparations of a given plant.Essential Oil Safety Considerations