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Spearmint Essential Oil

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Another essential oil that comes from the mint family is Spearmint. Spearmint has been used for many, many years as a flavouring agent and is extensively used in the oral health industry. This essential oil is gentler than peppermint, making it an ideal oil to use on children.

Name of Oil:  Spearmint

Latin Binomial:  Mentha spicata

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin:  United States, Europe

Scent Profile:  Minty, slightly fruity, less bright than peppermint

Parts used in distillation:  Leaves, flowers buds

Oil Characteristics: Clear, thin, medium intensity

Cultivation:  Organically Grown

Applications

Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Nausea, flatulence, constipation, diarrhea, reduce mental strain, fatigue, stress, depression, decongestant, sinus problems, catarrh, asthma, acne, dermatitis and congested skin.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Relieves mental strain and fatigue, decrease stress and depression.

History

Ancient Greeks used to use spearmint in their bath water and in Britain it was used to keep milk from curdling, has also been used since ancient times for oral hygiene

Chemical Constituents

a-pinene, b-pinene, carvone, 1,8 cineole,linalool, limonene, myrcene, caryophyllene, menthol

Safety & References

Safety Data:non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young 


The Complete Book of Essential Oils &Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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