Spearmint Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Mentha spicata
Country of Origin:
United States
Plant Part:
Whole Herb
Distillation Method:
Steam
Cultivation:
Naturally Grown
Overall Profile
Ketones
77.46%
Sesquiterpenes
2.36%
Esters
0.21%
Primary Constituents
carvone
76.75%
limonene
14.10%
beta myrcene
2.59%
beta caryophyllene
0.96%
beta pinene
0.95%
  • 4oz -
    $36.62
  • 8oz -
    $65.43
  • 16oz -
    $120.91
  • 1Kg -
    $209.93
  • Sample -
    $0.99
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Wholesale Pure Spearmint Essential Oil

100% pure essential oil of Spearmint, steam distilled from naturally grown Spearmint herb originating in the United States. This is by far the most pleasant, finely-distilled Spearmint, which makes an excellent choice for all your aromatherapy applications. Our Spearmint Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.

ABOUT THE PLANT

A hardy, branched perennial herb native to southern Europe now found widespread throughout North America and western Asia, Spearmint is one of the more mild and sweet-smelling members of the mint family. Fast growing and tenacious, the plant produces aromatic, distinctively shaped sharp-toothed leaves and pinkish-lilac blossoms.

ABOUT THE OIL

This essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of Spearmint plants Naturally grown in the United States.

Aromatherapy Notes

This oil has sweet, heady floral and classic spearmint top notes, complex herbaceous middle notes and a deeply honeyed, molasses-like undertone. It blends well with an array of aromatic compounds, most notably: Lavender, Jasmine, Eucalyptus, Basil, Rosemary, and Peppermint. It makes a brilliant top note when added to citrus blends.

Traditional Uses

The ancient Greeks used Spearmint in their bathwater and employed it as a mental relaxant and restorative tonic. The Romans brought Spearmint to Britain where it was used to stop milk from curdling. As early as the Middle Ages, Spearmint was used in oral hygiene to calm sore gums and whiten teeth. Spearmint is frequently used to flavor toothpastes, chewing gum, candy, and mouthwash. It is clarifying and cleansing and can sharpen the senses. Spearmint is commonly used as an herbal tea, especially in Egypt where it is sipped after meals.

Therapeutic Properties

Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature

From The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy1:

  • Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Insecticide, Restorative, Stimulant
  • Excellent for indigestion and is gentle enough to use with children
  • The aroma of spearmint is uplifting and relieves strain and fatigue

From The Aromatherapy Book2:

  • Can be mixed with tea tree for direct application on acne and skin irritation
  • Instills a “feeling of freedom and lightness” reminiscent of childhood
  • Can be a mild stimulant and relieve fatigue

Spearmint in Research

Numerous recent studies on spearmint have highlighted its potential therapeutic benefits. It has been found to have antibacterial, antioxidant, and antifungal properties3, pain-blocking4, and hormone regulating activity5, and was found to have significant benefits for memory, mood, sleep, and overall energy6.

Summary of Research Studies

  • Spearmint was found to have significant antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal activity in vitro.3
  • Carvone, one of the main components in spearmint essential oil was found to have pain-blocking activity in mice.4
  • Daily consumption of spearmint tea was shown to regulated androgen hormones in women with hormone imbalances.5
  • In a 2018 study, spearmint extract supplements were found to significantly improve working memory, spatial working memory, ability to fall asleep, vigor-activity, mood disturbance, and alertness after waking up in subjects with age-associated memory impairment.6

Application and Use

Safety

Spearmint oil is considered non-toxic, a non-irritant and non-sensitizing. The gentler relative of Peppermint, it is suitable for use with children and others who may find the menthol content of Peppermint too strong. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician. Spearmint is not recommended to be used on infants less than 30 months old.

References

1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holystic Aromatherapy, 2003.

2 Rose, Jeanne. The Aromatherapy Book: Applications & Inhalations. North Atlantic Books, 2013.

3 Hussain, Abdullah I., et al. “Chemical Composition, and Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activities of Essential Oil of Spearmint (Mentha SpicataL.) From Pakistan.” Journal of Essential Oil Research, vol. 22, no. 1, 2010, pp. 78–84., doi:10.1080/10412905.2010.9700269.

4 Gonçalves, Juan Carlos Ramos, et al. “Antinociceptive Activity of (−)-Carvone: Evidence of Association with Decreased Peripheral Nerve Excitability.” Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin, vol. 31, no. 5, 2008, pp. 1017–1020., doi:10.1248/bpb.31.1017.

5 Akdoğan, Mehmet, et al. “Effect of Spearmint (Mentha Spicata Labiatae) Teas on Androgen Levels in Women with Hirsutism.” Phytotherapy Research, vol. 21, no. 5, 2007, pp. 444–447., doi:10.1002/ptr.2074.

6 Herrlinger, Kelli A., et al. “Spearmint Extract Improves Working Memory in Men and Women with Age-Associated Memory Impairment.” The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, vol. 24, no. 1, Jan. 2018, pp. 37–47., doi:10.1089/acm.2016.0379.