SPEARMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
Botanical Name: Mentha spicata
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Origin: USA or India
Description: A hardy perennial herb, Spearmint reaches about 1 meter (3 feet) in height. It has characteristic lance-shaped leaves with pink or lilac-colored flowers.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid.
Practical Applications: Bath - Compress - Diffuser - Inhalation - Massage - Perfume - Skin Care.
Historical Uses: Asthma, exhaustion, fever, flatulence and headaches. Aromatherapists claim the therapeutic properties of Spearmint Essential Oil are: as a local/topical anesthetic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, decongestant, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant and restorative. It is also believed to be an uplifting oil, great for alleviating fatigue and depression.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Basil, Birch Sweet, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Jasmine, Lavender and Rosemary.
Aromatic Scent: Spearmint Essential Oil has a fresh minty smell reminiscent of Peppermint. The major difference is that Spearmint oil is sweeter, and not quite as harsh.
IT MAY CAUSE SENSITIVITY IN SOME INDIVIDUALS.
MAY IRRITATE SKIN AND MUCOUS MEMBRANE.
CONSULT PHYSICIAN BEFORE USE IF PREGNANT.
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
The International Federation of Aroma-Therapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).
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