Spearmint Essential Oil

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Spearmint essential oil shares similar characteristics with peppermint essential oil but is milder, largely because it contains far less menthol. The oil is used in aromatherapy and massage and in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and fragrance industries. Spearmint oil is also a natural insect repellent.

Bulk Spearmint Essential Oil ~ Monterey Bay Herb Co

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information at a glance

originunited states
extraction methodsteam distillation
edibleNot recommended for internal use.
safetyAs with other essential oils, dilute to reduce the risk of skin irritation. Avoid during pregnancy.
flash point151°F / 66°C
fragrance note classification top

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaColorless with a fresh, minty aroma.


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aromatherapyDiffuse or use with a vaporizer. In aromatherapy, the oil is also blended with carrier oil to massage over the solar plexus to encourage self-confidence.
cosmetics / personal careAdd to homemade soaps, skin lotions and hair care products. The oil may also be mixed with coconut oil and baking soda to create a natural toothpaste.
massage / bath / spaBlend with sweet almond or apricot kernel oil to make a massage oil for tired, sore muscles.
perfumeryCombine with other oils to custom-blend perfumes and colognes.
craftsUse to oil alone or in combination with other oils to scent candles and other items.
industrialSpearmint essential oil is used in several industries as a fragrance and flavoring agent.
householdSprinkle spearmint essential oil on windowsills and in doorways to deter insects from entering the house.
safetyDilute properly before applying to skin. Avoid during pregnancy. Do not use on young children.

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aromatic profile & blending companions

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Bright, green and minty. Blends well with basil, benzoin, eucalyptus, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, peppermint, rosemary, sweet orange and wintergreen.

formulas & recipes

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what else you should know

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Like many members of the mint family, spearmint, also known as Our Lady’s Mint, is native to the Mediterranean region. For centuries, the herb has been used to address various skin conditions, headache, nausea and other digestive complaints. The oil also has a long history of use in dental care. In fact, spearmint essential oil is an ingredient in some mouth washes, toothpaste and other products,

Although spearmint essential oil has a lower menthol content than peppermint some people find the scent overwhelming, so avoid inhaling too much of it at one time. Similarly, use sparingly in topical preparations.

For more information on how to use essential oils please read our article: Aromatherapy Basics for Using Pure Essential Oils

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.