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Spearmint Essential Oil

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Spearmint Essential Oil
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Spearmint Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Mentha spicata

Plant Part: Leaves

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Origin: China

Description: Spearmint is a native of the Mediterranean area. A hardy perennial herb, Spearmint reaches about 1 meter (3 feet) in height. It has characteristic lance-shaped leaves with pink or lilac-colored flowers.

Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid.

Common Uses: Aromatherapists claim the therapeutic properties of Spearmint Essential Oil are: as a local/topical anesthetic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, decongestant, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant and restorative. It is also believed to be an uplifting oil, great for alleviating fatigue and depression.

Consistency: Thin

Note: Top

Strength of Aroma: Medium

Aromatic Scent: Spearmint Essential Oil has a fresh minty smell reminiscent of Peppermint. The major difference is that Spearmint oil is sweeter, and not quite as harsh.

History: The ancient Greeks used Spearmint to scent their bath water. It also had a reputation for curing sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea, and for whitening teeth and healing sore gums. This might be credited to its ability to mimic a local anesthetic.

Cautions: Spearmint Essential Oil may irritate mucous membranes. Avoid use during pregnancy.

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