Mentha spicata var. crispa L. (Benth.)
Kosher certified

Spearmint Essential oil China

Mentha spicata var. crispa L. (Benth.)
Botanical family : Lamiaceae
Method of culture : Conventional
Part harvested : Aerial parts
Harvest period :
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

CAS TSCA : 8008-79-5
INCI : Mentha spicata herb oil


Herbaceous

Herbaceous
Minty

In the middle of the plant

Spearmint is one of the group of mints distilled for the aroma of their essential oils, including peppermint and Mentha arvensis. It is a fast-growing herbaceous plant that proliferates through growing suckers. The dark-green leaves are toothed and wavy and the flower spikes bear small purple, pink, or white flowers. The above-ground parts of the plant are reaped and partially dried. Distillation of spearmint is followed by a rectification process to control the presence of the main molecule, carvone. Spearmint essential oil has a characteristic herbaceous, minty fragrance.

Spearmint is native to Europe. Since being introduced in the United States, it has become the most important essential oil for the country’s flavors and fragrances industry. Spearmint is also produced in great quantities in China. The origin of the common name “mint” comes from Greek mythology. The naiad Minthe (also Mentha and Mintha) engaged in a passionate, but illicit, affair with Hades, god of the Underworld. Persephone, his lawful wife, punished Minthe by changing her into an insignificant little plant. Hades, to assuage his grief, endowed the plant with a powerful fragrance, one, it is said, that is able to stoke the fires of love.

Your technical documents

Data sheet Security sheet Kosher
GHS CLP GHS CLP K

Specifications

Method for obtaining Steam distillation followed by rectification
Appearance Colourless to pale yellow liquid
Constituents Laevo-carvone, limonene


Advised uses : Aromatherapy, Perfumery, Cosmetic, Alimentary


Range

Food range