Botanical Name: Mentha spicata
Method of Extraction: steam distilled
Parts Used: leaves and stems
Country of Origin: India
Cultivation Method: Certified Organic
Description: Spearmint, a related cousin to Peppermint, grows as a hardy, perennial herb in many countries. Like Peppermint, Spearmint is a widely used flavouring agent in foods and in personal toiletries (ie: toothpaste).
Because of its menthol content, Spearmint essential oil is often used in aromatherapy to help alleviate fatigue, headaches, migraines, nervousness, and even digestive problems. When added to bath water, this oil can induce relaxation and can cool you off by reducing your body temperature.
Spearmint is a versatile essential oil that is “softer” in scent that Peppermint. Spearmint does not contain as much menthol as Peppermint oil – only about 0.5 percent compared to Peppermint’s 40 percent.
Blends Well With: Basil, Eucalyptus, Jasmine, Lavender, Bergamot, Peppermint, and Rosemary.