Spearmint essential oil has a warm, minty and sweet fragrance. A subtle alternative to peppermint. It is said to soothe and calm fiery emotions and bring inner tranquillity.
- Latin Name
- Mentha Spicata
- Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
- Essential oil by steam distilling the flowering tops.
- Pinene, carvone, cineole, linalool, limonene, myrcene, caryophyllene, menthol among others.
This hardy perennial herb reaches about 1 meter in height and has bright green lance-shaped, sharply serrated leaves with pink or white coloured flowers.
It was used by the ancient Greeks as a restorative, and to scent their bathwater. The distilled water is used to relieve hiccups, colic, nausea, indigestion and flatulence. During the medieval times it was used to heal sore gums and also to whiten teeth. It is valued all over the world as a culinary herb, and has many folk names.