Essential Oil Spearmint
Perfumery Note: Top
Botanical Name: Mentha spicata/Mentha cardiaca
Aromatic Description: Spearmint Essential Oil smells minty, fresh and perhaps slightly fruity in aroma. It is somewhat less intense than peppermint.
Spearmint Essential Oil Uses:
Spearmint Essential Oil can be used either as a complete substitute for Peppermint Essential Oil or to blend with the peppermint to tone it down whenever I'm concerned that the menthol in peppermint may overpower a blend.
Spearmint Essential Oil is a somehwat more subtle oil than peppermint because it contains significantly less menthol, but can be used for similar fragrancing applications. It is good to incorporate Spearmint Oil into blends intended for easing headaches or stress.
The fresh, clean aroma of Spearmint Essential Oil blends well with other essential oils including peppermint, rosemary, basil, bay laurel, orange and lavender.
Emmotionally, Spearmint Essential Oil is invigorating.