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Spearmint Hydrosol

Mentha spicata

Spearmint Hydrosol

Spearmint Hydrosol is one of my favorite hydrosols. It's uplifting and smells fresh and minty.

I personally find it to be extraordinarily refreshing, uplifting and energizing without being as intense as Peppermint Hydrosol or the mint essential oils such as Peppermint or Spearmint. I keep a bottle in my fridge and enjoy misting it on my face when I'm hot or exhausted. I also ove it as a foot mist for tired feet.

Look to the citation from hydrosol experts Len and Shirley Price in the Uses and Applications section below for information on the potential benefits of Spearmint Hydrosol.

Botanical Name

Mentha spicata

Aromatic Strength

Medium

Shelf Life

Up to 2 years if stored properly (refrigeration is recommended).

Reported Properties, Uses and Applications

Len and Shirley Price mention that Spearmint Hydrosol possesses the following properties: "analgesic, anti-inflammatory, digestive." [Len Price and Shirley Price, Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy: A Guide for Health Professionals (London: Churchill Livingstone, 2004), 127.]

Safety Information

Read AromaWeb's Hydrosol Safety Guidelines.

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Helpful Sources of Information About Spearmint Hydrosol

Book Cover for Understanding Hydrolats

Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy
Authors: Len Price and Shirley Price

Book Cover for Aromatic Waters

Aromatic Waters: Therapeutic, Cosmetic, and Culinary Hydrosol Applications
Author: Amy Kreydin