Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil
Spearmint (Mentha spicata or Mentha viridis), also known as Garden Mint, is a herb native to Europe and Asia, but grown in gardens around the world. Its serrated pointed leaves are highly aromatic and used in many mint flavourings and fragrances. Spearmint oil is produced by steam distilling the leave and contains low levels of menthol and menthone in comparison to peppermint oil, making it a milder option with a similar flavour.
Botanical name: Mentha spicata
Other names: Garden mint, common mint, lamb mint, mackerel mint
Main constituents: Carvone, Limonene, 1,8-Cineole.