What is it?
Spearmint (Mentha Spicata) Oil, is a plant-derived fatty acid oil extracted from spearmint leaves (Mentha Spicata).
What does it do?
The naturally sourced spearmint oil we use in our products is extracted from spearmint leaves and concentrated for use as a flavouring agent.
How is it made?
Spearmint oil is derived from spearmint leaves through steam distillation and filtration.
What are the alternatives?
There are other herbals used in our botanical line, but there is no natural alternative to spearmint. Synthetic flavours are available, but would not meet our Stewardship model.
Is this the right option for me?
Spearmint oil is commonly used in oral care products.
Tom's of Maine recognizes that no two people are alike, and even with naturally derived ingredients, some individuals may develop an allergic reaction that is unique to them. As with any product, be sure to discontinue use if you experience discomfort or other indications that the product may not be appropriate for your individual body chemistry.