A natural refrigerant, spearmint cools us down in summer and is a favourite in desserts and iced tea and water. Relieves itching skin, calms irritations and congestion. Relaxes the gut and uptight states. Include in chest rubs and breath blends. Repels insects. Uplifts a tired mind. Spearmint does not contain high amounts of menthol so is a more suitable option than peppermint for use during pregnancy and for young children.
Aroma: Top Note.
Perfume: Soft, sweet and minty aroma with warm, fruity/spicy undertones. It is similar, but sweeter and less sharp than peppermint
Blends well with: basil, eucalyptus, grapefruit, lavender, rosemary, jasmine sandalwood and verbena.
Indications: anaesthetic (local) anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, astringent, carminative, digestive, cephalic, emmenagogue, insecticide, restorative and stimulant, refrigerant, decongestant, tonic.
Part of plant used: aerial parts
Type of extraction: steam distilled
Origin of Raw Material: India, Country of Manufacture: France
Precautions: Considered safe to use during pregnancy.