Spearmint Oil Native
Item#: 500360 CAS: 8008-79-5 FEMA: 3032
Odor Strength: Medium
Odor Description: Fresh, Green, Cooling, Spicy, Carvone, Sweet, Clean, Candy
Taste Description: Fresh, Green, Spearmint, Cooling, Candy, Leafy, Spicy, Wintergreen
Spearmint, also known as garden mint, common mint, and lamb mint, is a species of mint Mentha Spicata, which is native to Europe and Southern Asia. Spearmint’s ability to adapt to different types of soil means it is naturalized in many other parts of the world as well, including Nothern/Southern Africa, North America, and South America.
Since spearmint can thrive in nearly any temperate climate, there are a lot of different opinions on the best way to preserve the beautiful yet mild, minty aroma. However, it is universally accepted that the leaves lose their aromatic appeal after flowering, which means that the ideal time to harvest is just before flowering or at the plant’s peak (as the flowers open).
This versatile oil is found throughout the flavor and fragrance industries and extends to the aromatherapy industry, as well. Spearmint is ideal for applications in which peppermint might be too strong. The most abundant compound in spearmint oil is carvone, which gives it the signature candy mint aroma. Unlike peppermint contains only minimal menthol and menthone, creating a much milder cooling effect. This lower menthol concentration also makes it attractive for aromatherapy, as it is considered safer than other types of mint, especially in regards to using with children, where peppermint, in particular, is avoided.
Fun Fact :
Spearmint is considered the oldest plant of the mint family, with references made to it in the bible, as well as in ancient mythology.
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