Spearmint is the oldest plant of the mint family and has been used traditionally for its digestive benefits. It is multipurpose and is being used to soothe respiratory discomforts, skin problems, and freshening agent in oral hygiene products.
Scientific Name / Botanical name: Mentha spicata
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Odor strength: Medium
Aroma: Minty, fresh and slightly fruity
Oil Origin: Leaves, Stems and flowering tops
Its cooling and Anti-inflammatory properties help reduce redness, itching or swelling due to dryness and other skin problems. It cleanses pores and tightens skin which promotes speedy healing.
The antioxidant properties of spearmint reduces the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration and helps increase elasticity and resilience.
Relieves nasal congestion
It is said to promote easier breathing by reducing the nasal congestion caused by the buildup of phlegm and mucus in the nose and throat.
It is said to prevent or relieve gas, bloating, nausea, and indigestion.
Ways to use
Diffusing Spearmint Oil can boost concentration, relieve headache and reduce feelings of anxiety & stress.
When inhaled, it can ease symptoms of cold and flu
Add a few drops of spearmint essential oil according to the diffuser capacity ( 3 to 5 drops of essential oil for every 100 ml of water )
Turn on the diffuser, and allow the fresh aroma to fill your room
In Body wash / Shower gel
It is said to be effective in treating skin conditions and keeping skin healthy and cleansed.
Add 4 to 5 drops of Spearmint essential oil to 15mil of shower gel or body wash.
Lather and apply the mixture all over the body using a loofah for a cooling and refreshing effect.
When diluted with a carrier oil and massaged on the abdomen it is said to relieve abdominal pain due to indigestion or gas and menstrual pain.
Mix one or two drops of Spearmint oil in a teaspoon of carrier oil.
Apply on the abdomen to ease pain.
Recommended Essential Oil Blends:
Recommended Carrier oils:
- Avoid contact with eyes, nose, and sensitive areas.
- Never apply essential oils to the skin or scalp directly. It is highly recommended to dilute the oil using a carrier oil to avoid skin irritation.
- Do a patch test before topical use to make sure there are no allergic reactions to any essential oil.
- If you are pregnant, nursing or taking medication; consult a physician before use.
- Keep away from pets especially cats and hamsters.