Mentha veridis- India
Synonyms: Mentha cardiaca, Mentha crispa, Mentha viridis
Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert organic cultivation in India
Composition: 100% Spearmint leaf essential oil, certified organic by USDA and EcoCert
Extraction: Water-steam distillation of Spearmint leaf
Active Constituents: Terpenes: Carvone, limonene
Color: Pale yellow to pinkish orange
About: Spearmint essential oil’s aroma is bright, minty and refreshing with a mouthwatering sweetness. A member of the mint family, the Spearmint herb and its small, aromatic leaves can be found worldwide. It is best known as a flavoring in gum, toothpastes, mouth washes and candies. Considered to be a gentle alternative to Peppermint, Spearmint can be used during pregnancy and with children.
Common Uses: Spearmint can be found in respiratory salves, foot creams and ointments for promoting joint and muscular health. Spearmint is often used for maintaining oral health and can be added to toothpaste, tooth powder and mouthwash.
Blending Recommendations: Spearmint has a minty, sweet, herbal scent and blends well with many essential oils as a middle-top note.
Safety Information: Maximum Adult dilution: 5%; 30 drops per ounce
Shelf Life: 4 years in proper conditions before quality declines.
Storage: Store upright, cap closed, out of direct heat and sunlight.