The Organic Witch
Certified Aromatherapist

Spearmint Essential Oil - Organic & Non-Organic Available

*** We offer 2 types of Spearmint; organic and non-organic, both from the USA. The only real difference is the scent. The Organic Spearmint smells very much like traditional Spearmint herb, the non-organic "Far West" smells minty, but also has a very "dirty, earthy, herbaceous" scent. Medicinal properties are virtually the same.

BOTANICAL NAME: mentha spicata
ORIGIN: USA
DISTILLATION METHOD: steam
PARTS USED: flowering tops, leaves
FOOD GRADE: yes
GMO CONTENT: none
FRAGRANCE: fresh, minty, sweet
BLENDS WELL WITH: bergamot, birch, ginger, jasmine, lavender, sandalwood, basil, eucalyptus, rosemary.
PHYSICAL & AROMATIC BENEFITS: cooling, energizing, refreshing, revitalizing, ant repellent, antiseptic, colic, deodorant, diarrhea, emollient, flatulence, hemorrhoids, indigestion, morning sickness, moth repellent, mouse repellent, nausea, nervine, soothing agent, stomachaches.
MAGICAL USES: comfort, healing, sleep (for protection).

GCMS Information for Organic:

 Chemical Constitunets
%
alpha-Pinene 0.98
beta-Pinene 1.01
Mycrene 2.53
Limonene 23.07
1,8 Cineole 1.95
beta-Bourbonene 1.02
beta-Caryophellene 1.46
cis-Dihydrocarvone 1.16
Carvone 56.84


GCMS Information for Non-Organic:

Chemical Constituents %
L-Carvone 65.59
i-Limonene 11.2
Mycrene 2.66
Sabinene Hydarte 1.8
beta-Bourbonene 1.8
1,8 Cineole 1.54
beta-Caryophyllene 1.51



Spearmint Information:

Spearmint has been a substitute for peppermint and possesses similar medicinal properties, due to presence of similar compounds in its makeup.

Definitions of Therapeutic Properties:

Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Antispasmodic: referring to something that suppresses spasms.
Carminative: relieves discomfort of gas in the digestive tract.
Cephalic: This oil has a relaxing and cooling effect on brain; it helps cure headaches and other stress related neuro problems.
Disinfectant: a substance that kills germs and/or viruses.
Emmenagogue: stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus, causing menstruation.
Insecticide: It is an effective insecticide; keeps away mosquitoes, white ants, ants, flies, and moths.
Stimulant: increases physiological or nervous activity in the body.
Other Benefits: The Essential Oil of Spearmint helps cure asthma and congestion, being a decongestant; gives relief from fever, flatulence, constipation, sinusitis, acne, gum and teeth problems, migraine, stress and depression. Being far lower in menthol content, it can be safely given to children.

Safety Warning: No real threats, but being an emmenagogue, it should not be taken while pregnant. May irritate mucous membranes. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.


Prices include shipping for US residents.


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*** The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).