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The Essential Oil of the Month: Spearmint

You probably use the fresh green mint leaves in summer, ideal for waking a tabbouleh or bring a scented note to your fruit salad. There is another way to enjoy it. Once distilled, the flowering tops of spearmint give birth to an essential oil consisting of 40 to 80% carvone and menthol little, unlike the essential oil of peppermint or that of wild mint. The presence of carvone gives it a fragrance with notes chlorophyll. You can find it under different names: Spearmint, Sweet mint or spearmint. WHAT ITS PROPERTIES? The properties of the essential oil of spearmint (Mentha spicata and Mentha viridis) « Cholagogue *, calming, antispasmodic, choleretic ** » F. Millet, the great guide of essential oils . * Promotes bile evacuation ** increases the secretion of bile WHEN TO USE? « In case of slow digestion, bloating and for stress and anxiety » F. Millet, the great guide of essential oils . MODES OF USE You can use the essential oil of spearmint per diluted dermal, broadcast and air * dry inhalation. * Never use pure essential oil of spearmint in an electric diffuser. The spread with other essential oils. TIP DRIVING 1 drop of essential oil of spearmint essential mixed with oil of lemon in your nomadic diffuser will make it even more enjoyable driving holiday. Remember to check the precautions before using essential oils.

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