Botanical Name: Mentha spicata.
Plant Part: Leaves and Stems
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Product Description: Growing 30–100 cm tall, the fruits are 15-23 cm long podsSpearmint oil 60% is pale yellow to green-yellow color liquid which is extensively used in different industries for making chewing gums and toothpaste. The most abundant compound in spearmint oil is R-(–)-carvone, which gives spearmint its distinctive smell. Spearmint oil also contains significant amounts of limonene, dihydrocarvone, and 1,8-cineol.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.