Spearmint - Organic EO

Mentha spicata L.

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Our organic Spearmint essential oil has a very sweet, minty, powerful yet gently diffusive aroma; it is sweeter, softer and has a lower menthol content than Peppermint,

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Selected size SKU:915-016 - Spearmint - Organic 15 ml (1/2 oz) (w/ orifice reducer)

Sample 1 ml (1/30 oz)
$2.00
15 ml (1/2 oz)
$8.25
30 ml (1 oz)
$12.25
59.14 ml (2 oz)
$18.50
118.29 ml (4 oz)
$30.75
236.58 ml (8 oz)
$52.00
473.17 ml (16 oz)
$90.00
1 kg (2 1/5 lb)
$184.75
$2.00
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Product Overview

Our organic Spearmint essential oil has a very sweet, minty, powerful yet gently diffusive aroma; it is sweeter, softer and has a lower menthol content than Peppermint, thus Spearmint is better suited for children’s formulas.

Spearmint essential oil’s wonderfully refreshing, sweet minty aroma is due to the predominance of one molecule: r-(-)-carvone (or l-carvone), perceivable at the slightest touch of the plant. L-carvone is a benign ketone that bears no potential toxicity, hence Spearmint is often preferred over the intense menthol and menthone-containing Peppermint essential oil, which has more limited use, especially for children. However, aside from the shared minty aroma, Spearmint has some significantly different aromatherapy applications than Peppermint, so it is not always an appropriate replacement.

Cheerful Spearmint essential oil is refreshing and elevating in a diffuser, reminding one of the sweet and carefree days of youth. With a slightly warmer and more complex aroma than Peppermint, it is well suited for uplifting massage blends, belly rubs, and skin preparations. Formulators may enjoy this sweet, green top note in herbaceous blends, especially combined with Jasmine or Lavender.

1 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 589.

2 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 428.

3 Ibid.

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This oil is absolutely wonderful! It brings a deliciously sweet, clean, green quality to any blend. Reminds me of sunny days, childhood, youth. Of the 32 essential oils and absolutes I currently own and use for creating perfume, this might be my favorite. It's the smell of happiness.

Review by fifiantoinette 2/20/2013

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