BOTANICAL NAME: Mentha Spicata (like pepper)
EXTRACTION: Steam Distilled
DESCRIPTION: Spearmint essential oil is made through the steam distillation of the leaves of the plant which are partially dried beforehand. The perennial herb has pink and lilac flowering tops and sits around 3 feet in height. The oil is a thin, colourless to pale yellow liquid with a minty, invigorating, light and sweet scent. It is found in many products from toothpaste to gum and is used in aromatherapy for its refreshing and uplifting properties.
KEY COMPONENTS: L-carvone, menthol