Tingly and refreshing
We use spearmint oil (Mentha spicata) to refresh and enliven the skin, and also to add an invigorating fragrance. It is used in aromatherapy to treat skin conditions, digestive problems, headaches, and stress.
The herb, which belongs to the Labiatae plant family, grows up to three feet tall with green leaves and pink or purple flowers. We use Chinese spearmint oil, which is extracted from the flowering tops of the plant by steam distillation.