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Spearmint Essential Oil (Mentha spicata)

Spearmint Essential Oil (Mentha spicata)

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Uses

Asthma.
Exhaustion.
Fever.
Flatulence.
Headache.
Nausea.
Scabies.
Vertigo.

Method of Extraction

Steam distillation.

Plant part used

Leaves and flowers/ buds.

Colour

Clear.

Consistency

Thin.

Aromatic Note + Description

Top Note - minty, fresh and perhaps slightly fruity in aroma. It is somewhat less intense than peppermint.

Safety Information

Tisserand and Young report that Spearmint Essential Oil is a potential mucous membrane irritant. They also caution that there is a low risk of skin sensitization and recommend a dermal maximum of 1.7%. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 427-248.]

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