Botanical name: Mentha spicata
Common name: Spearmint
Plant part: Flower head
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Common uses: Spearmint is considered less harsh on the skin compared to Peppermint, even though the two share similar properties. Spearmint has traditionally been used to help relieve digestive problems and has been known to work well with children.
Strength of aroma: Medium
Aromatic scent: Fresh minty aroma reminiscent of Peppermint. The major difference is that Spearmint oil is sweeter, and not quite as harsh.
Caution: Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitising. Avoid during pregnancy.