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Spearmint Oil

Botanical Name of Raw Material: Mentha Spicata

Spearmint, or spear mint is a species of mint native to Europe and Asia. The Essential Oil of Spearmint is extracted by steam distillation of flowering tops of the spearmint plant. The main components of this oil are Alpha Pinene, Beta Pinene, Carvone, Cineole, Caryophyllene, Linalool, Limonene, Menthol and Myrcene. The most abundant compound in spearmint oil is L-Carvone which gives spearmint its distinctive smell. Spearmint oil also contains significant amounts of limonene, dihydrocarvone, and 1, 8-cineol. It is used as flavouring for toothpaste and confectionery, and is sometimes added to shampoos and soaps. Our spearmint having Carvone 50%, 60% and 80%.

SpecFormatSolubility
L-Carvone : 55%-90%LiquidOil Soluble

Further customisations are possible. 

Our Process

STEAM DISTILLATION

Steam distillation is the technical process applied to recover the heat sensitive compounds from spices. Spice oils are unstable and heat sensitive compounds are present in the spice.

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Applications

Beverages

Confectionery

Oral Care

Personal Care Products

Pharma & Nutraceuticals

Tobacco Flavouring

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How is Spearmint oil extracted?

Native to Europe and Asia, spearmint is a species of mint known for its distinct fragrance. Spearmint essential oil is extracted by the steam distillation of the flowering tops of the spearmint plant. The main components of the oil are Alpha Pinene, Beta Pinene, Carvone, Cineole, Caryophyllene, Linalool, Limonene, Menthol and Myrcene. Its distinctive aroma is attributed to the compound L-Carvone. Spearmint essential oil is commonly used as flavourings in confectionery and oral care products like toothpaste.

What is spearmint essential oil used for?

Spearmint essential oil is widely used across categories like beverages, confectionery, oral care, personal care products, tobacco flavouring, pharma and nutraceuticals. Mane Kancor offers spearmint oil with varying percentages of carvone – 50%, 60% and 80% to address category requirements.

What is the aroma profile of spearmint oil?

An oil soluble liquid, Spearmint oil has a distinctive minty, fresh and sweet aroma which makes it a popular ingredient in personal care products like shampoo and soaps.

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