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Spearmint essential oil

Spearmint essential oil

A sweeter, milder cousin of peppermint, spearmint is one of the best essential oils to keep on hand for children’s complaints. Like peppermint, it stimulates the mind, and on skin it calms itchiness and helps heal dermatitis. Vomiting, diarrhea, colic, and flatulence can all be addressed by a bit of spearmint, and it’s a good remedy for tension headaches and migraines. Spearmint is a mild muscle relaxant; try it for back spasms or hiccups.

Botanical Name
Mentha spicata / Mentha cardiaca

Common Method of Extraction
Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used
Leaves and Flowers/Buds

Color
Clear

Consistency
Thin

Perfumery Note
Top

Strength of Initial Aroma
Medium

Aromatic Description
Minty, slightly fruity aroma that is less bright than peppermint