Spearmint - Organic Essential Oil - Fair Trade - Mentha spicata - India - New Directions Aromatics
Botanical Name: Mentha spicata
L-carvone: 55 - 61%
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, colourless to pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note with a medium aroma, Spearmint has a fresh minty smell reminiscent of Peppermint that is sweeter, and not so sharp.
Product Abstract: Spearmint is a hardy perennial herb that is native to the Mediterranean region. It can be identified by its lance-shaped leaves and its flowers, which can be pink or light-purple. The ancient Greeks used Spearmint to scent their bath water, and it continues to be used as a scent agent in toiletries. Spearmint has also become a common flavoring agent in culinary applications.
Cautions: For external use only; dilute well before use. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with mucous membranes and eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.