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Spearmint Essential Oil

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Name: Spearmint Essential Oil 

Species: Mentha spicata

Part: Flowering Herb

Extraction: Steam Distilled

Aroma: Warm mint with a slightly herbaceous undertone

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Spearmint Essential Oil 100% Pure

Name Spearmint Essential Oil
Batch MS102S7
Species Mentha spicata
Part Flowering Herb
Extraction Steam Distilled
Class Ketone
Source USA
Color Clear
Consistency Thin
Note Top
Aroma Warm mint with a slightly herbaceous undertone
Blend Ideas BasilBergamot, Eucalyptus, FennelGeranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, LemonLimePeppermint, Spearmint, RosemarySweet Orange, and Wintergreen

We source only pure essential oils.

I utilize spearmint in my diffuser regularly.  It gives a nice balance to citrus oils and tames them a bit.  While some citrus oils may give me so much energy that I can't sit long enough to finish computer work in a single sitting, spearmint will uplift at the same time that it lends me a bit of calm and concentration — allowing me to finish my work happily.  I also use it as one of my rotations to support my respiratory system and love it.  It's not good to diffuse when I'm cold as it tends to make me chillier . . . but when I'm hot, it's fantastic!  It can make me want to eat, so that should be noted.

Spearmint essential oil can also fight queasiness.  I will add a drop of spearmint and a drop of ginger to 5mL (a teaspoon) of jojoba and rub it on my tummy — applied to the back of the neck and shoulder, this can also relieve head and neck tension.  I also suffer from vertigo and the quesiness that goes with that on occasion.  During those times, spearmint in an inhaler is very soothing.

For children under 6, peppermint is not suggested because of its high menthol content.  Spearmint is a wonderful substitute for recipes that call for peppermint . . . . and safe for those little ones because it doesn't have that high menthol.

Because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties, spearmint essential oil is often one that I add to skincare blends.

With our pre-diluted oils . . . if diluted for kids is the highest dilution you see, it’s also the max dilution possible. Pre-diluted oils are in fractionated coconut oil.

2 reviews for Spearmint Essential Oil

  1. Stephanie Wolfram (verified owner)

    I agree with the previous review. This Spearmint smells fresh & doesn’t have that strong spicy undertone that the previous one had, from a different company. I’m so glad I finally finished that one and get to move on to this Spearmint!

  2. Christina Winton (verified owner)

    This is my favorite spearmint by far, most others smell “dirty” or have a slight dill scent to me, this one is a clean crisp spearmint scent, I love it.

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Spearmint Essential Oil Safety Info

According to Tisserand and Young, Spearmint essential oil may cause skin sensitization and may irritate mucous membranes. Recommended dilution is 1.7%.  Spearmint essential oil should still follow the safety guidelines below. ~ Source:  Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (2013). Reading the full profile for Spearmint essential oil is highly suggested by your DeRu Staff.


While we’ve made this clear that we are selling this essential oil to use in your diffuser, your inhaler, or topically (diluted), it is a pure essential oil and can be used as such.  With all essential oils:

  • Never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes (this includes mouth, ear canals, noses, genital regions as well as internal areas).  The strength of essential oils can easily damage these soft tissue areas.
  • Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.
    Keep away from children.
  • If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).

  • Oral Safety is only given because many people have been told to take oils internally.  Because several people look to us for safety advice, we feel obligated to offer those safety statements, although we do not believe anyone should be ingesting essential oils without being guided by an expert.  Experts will take your medical history into account before they suggest oils for you to ingest, diffuse, or use topically.

    1. Antiemetic activity of volatile oil from Mentha spicata and Mentha × piperita in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting

    https://ecancer.org/journal/7/full/290-antiemetic-activity-of-volatile-oil-from-mentha-spicata-and-mentha-piperita-in-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting.php

    2. Antioxidative Properties of Mint (Mentha Spicata L.) and its Application in Biscuits

    http://www.foodandnutritionjournal.org/volume4number3/antioxidative-properties-of-mint-mentha-spicata-l-and-its-application-in-biscuits/

    3. Aromatherapy as Treatment for Postoperative Nausea: A Randomized Trial

    https://journals.lww.com/anesthesia-analgesia/fulltext/2013/09000/Aromatherapy_as_Treatment_for_Postoperative.10.aspx

    4. Bioactivity and health effects of Mentha spicata

    https://www.oatext.com/bioactivity-and-health-effects-of-mentha-spicata.php

    5. Carvone Content and Chemical Composition in Spearmint (Mentha spicata Var. Viridis L.) as Affected by Herb Storage under Ambient Temperature

    http://www.imedpub.com/articles/carvone-content-and-chemical-composition-in-spearmint-mentha-spicata-var-viridis-l-as-affected-by-herb-storage-under-ambient-tempe.pdf

    6. Chemical Composition and In Vitro Antibacterial Activity of Mentha spicata Essential Oil against Common Food-Borne Pathogenic Bacteria

    https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jpath/2015/916305/

    7. Chemical composition, antioxidant, antimicrobial and Antiproliferative activities of essential oil of Mentha spicata L. (Lamiaceae) from Algerian Saharan atlas

    https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12906-018-2274-x

    8. The Combined Effect of Mentha spicata Essential Oil and Nisin Against Listeria monocytogenes

    https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/8c1b/2b699abaccf8c5d79a0706b9a438cdad3eb8.pdf

    9. The effect of inhalation of Citrus sinensis flowers and Mentha spicata leave essential oils on lung function and exercise performance: a quasi-experimental uncontrolled before-and-after study

    https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12970-016-0146-7

    10. Effect of Spearmint Essential Oil On Chemical Composition and Sensory Properties of White Cheese

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/216657662_Effect_of_Spearmint_Essential_Oil_On_Chemical_Composition_and_Sensory_Properties_of_White_Cheese

    11. Mentha spicata Essential Oil: Chemical Composition, Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activities against Planktonic and Biofilm Cultures of Vibrio spp. Strains

    https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/217f/bedb0668cc1e694523b9fb325295369930ed.pdf

    12. Monoterpene Metabolism. Cloning, Expression, and Characterization of (−) Isopiperitenol/(−)-Carveol Dehydrogenase of Peppermint and Spearmint

    http://www.plantphysiol.org/content/137/3/863

    13. Productivity, Oil Content, and Composition of Two Spearmint Species in Mississippi

    https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/aj/articles/102/1/129

    14. Relationship between Mood Change, Odour and Its Physiological Effects in Humans While Inhaling the Fragrances of Essential Oils as well as Linalool and Its Enantiomers

    https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/18/3/3312/htm

    15. Relationship between Mood Change, Odor and Its Psychophysiological Responses in Humans in Terms of the Sensory Evaluation Spectrum

    https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/4890/3b9799af700b16cbb3444d9c070e10544d59.pdf

    16. Salicylic acid-induced modulation of growth and metabolism of plant Mentha spicata L.

    http://ijpsr.com/bft-article/salicylic-acid-induced-modulation-of-growth-and-metabolism-of-a-medicinal-plant-mentha-spicata-l/?view=fulltext

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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. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.

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