Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Oil
Pure essential oil of spearmint is extracted by steam distillation of the flowering tops of the plant. It is far more than being a pleasantly aromatic herb, with a scent that is both calming and uplifting, spearmint offers an array of restorative benefits for healthy skin. And, even though it contains only a fraction of the amount of menthol found in peppermint, about 0.5 percent compared to peppermint's 40 percent, it stimulates circulation, is anti-inflammatory and counterirritant. It is rich in vitamins A and C, and other constituents that offer antioxidant benefits. Plus, it is a potent antimicrobial that has been clinically proven over and over again.