Spearmint (Mentha spicata)
Spearmint essential oil-
Latin name: Mentha spicata
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Parts used: Leaves and flowers
Countries of Origin: USA,
Color: Clear to pale yellow
Point of interest: Used by ancient Greeks in their bathwater. Had a reputation that would cure diseases and as an aphrodisiac. Also used in ancient times for oral care. (Sellar)
Properties: Contact an aromatherapist.
Energetics: Cooling oil helps balance liver Qi (Holmes) Spearmint strengthens the Wood Element and balances the Earth Element. (Battaglia)
Blends well with: Basil, Grapefruit, Lemon, Rosemary, softens thyme and oregano.
Safety information: No known contraindications. GRAS status. Low risk of skin irritation and mucous membrane irritation. Max dermal use 1.7% (Tisserand & Young)
Disclaimer: This information is intended for education purposes only. This information may not be complete or fully accurate. This information is not intended to cure, diagnose, prevent or treat disease. As with all essential oils, always dilute prior to using topically and please perform a skin patch test prior to using. Essential oils, if used internally, should be under a qualified practitioner in Aromatic Medicine. Always seek the advise of a qualified, trained aromatherapist. Don't ever hesitate to ask about the education of the Aromatherapist. Keep out of the reach of children.