About: Mentha spicata is a perennial herb that reaches about 3 feet in height. The oil is sweeter and more candy-like than Peppermint.
- Latin Binomial; Mentha spicata
- Country of Origin; India
- Traditional Uses; Acne, dermatitis, congested skin, asthma, bronchitis, catarrhal conditions, sinusitis, colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, hepatobiliary disorders, nausea, vomiting, colds, flu, fatigue, headache, migraine, nervous strain, neurasthenia, stress
- Method of Production; steam distillation of the leaves
- Perfume Note; top
- Safety; low need for dilution prior to topical application
How to Use:
Diffusing: Add 5-10 drops to your diffuser.
Topical Use, Bathing & Massage: Add 2-5 drops to 10ml of carrier oil and place in warm bath water or massage into skin.
Facial Steam: Add 2-5 drops to a bowl of steaming water and inhale deeply for 5-10 minutes. For best results, cover your head and the bowl with a towel to trap steam.