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Spearmint is generally associated with freshness, cleanliness, toothpaste, chewing gum, etc, and it also has a strong culnary presence, easily going back to the time of the pharoahs. In ancient culinary texts, any reference to "mint" meant spearmint. This includes tea. So spearmint has a long history of usage and has been held in high esteem, especially in the Middle East and Asia. It was less popular in Europe, despite originating there, and became popular in North America as soon as it was introduced
Spearmint is produced by steam distillation of partially dried plant material. The oil can be described as pale olive or pale yellow, mobile liquid with a very warm, slightly green herbaceous odor, penetrating and powerful, truly reminscent of the odor of the crushed herb. The flavor is equally warm, almost biting, spicey-herbaceous, and somewhat bitter. Spearmint oil is used primarily (c 1960) in flavors for toothpaste, chewing gum, candy, mouthwash, etc, where it often acts as a modifer for peppermint. He goes on to say that in perfumery, the oil finds some use for its peculiar herbaceous-green effect in lavender-fougère and jasmine compositions. One of the main constituents, carvone, blends well with certain notes of the jasmine complex. The oil has a good and powerful effect in soap
Battaglia cites many clinical studies using spearment for its antiemetic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-spasmodic activies. More information on spearmint's aromatherapy uses can be found in the Complete Guide to Aromatherapy (pages 538-541) Aromatherapy uses include:
Skincare (Acne, etc)
As with most essential oils, dilute before using on skin. Perform a patch test before use if essential oil sensitivity is suspected. Do not take essential oils internally. Do not use on children or pets. Seek advice from a trained aromatherapist before using on people with compromised immune systems. Keep away from eyes and mucus membranes.
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