Spearmint Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Spearmint Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Mentha spicata

Oil Overview

Spearmint essential oil has a fresh minty smell reminiscent of Peppermint but is sweeter. It is pale yellow with a slight green tinge. It has a light consistency.

Oil Sources

Spearmint Oil originated from the United States and is extracted from flowering tops of the plant using steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

A-pinene, b-pinene, carvone, 1,8-cineole, linalool, limonene, myrcene, caryophyllene and menthol.

Aroma

Minty

Therapeutic Properties:

Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Carminative, Cephalic, Emmenagogue, Insecticide, Stimulant

Possible Uses

Asthma, Exhaustion, Fever, Flatulence, Headaches, Nausea

Warnings

None

Detail of Warnings

It is considered a non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing oil.

Compatible Combination Oils

Basil, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Jasmine, Lavender, Rosemary

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