Spearmint (Mentha spicata) essential oil/ South Africa, India

Spearmint (Mentha spicata) essential oil/ South Africa, India

There she stopped, and stuffed her huge pockets with some of all the kinds of herbs. She took some tansy and peppermint, and caraway-seed and dill, spearmint and cloves, pennyroyal and sweet marjoram, basil and rosemary, wild thyme and some of the other time,—such as you have in clocks,—sappermint and oppermint, catnip, valerian, and hop; indeed, there isn't a kind of herb you can think of that the little old woman didn't have done up in her little paper bags, that had all been dried in her little[19] Dutch-oven. She packed these all up, and then went back with the children, taking her stick.
The Peterkin Papers, by Lucretia P Hale



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Spearmint essential oil is a pale yellow liquid displaying a intensely sweet, penetrating green, minty-herbaceous odor

In natural perfumery it is used in fougere, herbal notes, culinary perfumes, soap perfumes, diffuser blends

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