Spearmint Essential Oil
From its spear-shaped leaves, Spearmint gets its name. Spearmint is considered to be the Mint family's oldest herb. Spearmint has earned the nickname "The Gentler Mint Oil" because its fragrance is smoother and its symptoms are milder than those of Peppermint Essential Oil, making it ideal for kids.
Spearmint Essential Oil's fresh, clean aroma blends well with other essential oils such as peppermint, rosemary, basil, laurel bay, orange, and lavender.
Mentha Spicata / Mentha Cardiaca
Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Leaves and Flowers/Buds
Spearmint Essential Oil smells minty, fresh and perhaps slightly fruity in aroma. It is somewhat less intense than peppermint.
Spearmint will grow in full sun or a region partially filled in shadow, but it favors partial shade. The leaves and flowering tops are picked on a warm, bright day in the morning until they start to wilt.
The plants are swollen and clear of dew at this moment. They are collected in bunches and dried in a warm, shaded area to allow them to wilt while keeping cool. Drying the leaves will require a more efficient extraction of oil.
Originating in the Mediterranean region, Spearmint became commonly used in Greece. As Spearmint became imported to England, this herb with a sweet, herbaceous scent eventually became popular. It got the nickname "The Gentler Mint Oil for this reason.
Spearmint's sweet, energizing fragrance has a calming and uplifting influence that encourages concentration, positivity, and happiness, and deodorizes undesirable scents.
BENEFITS AND USES
Spearmint Essential Oil can be mixed with baking soda, Castile liquid soap, and warm water before being added to areas such as countertops, sinks, and baths. Spearmint Essential Oil can be mixed with vinegar and water for a floor cleaning product that is suitable for wood, concrete or tiles.