What is Spearmint Oil?
Spearmint oil is extracted from the flowering tops of the spearmint plant—Mentha spicata—via steam distillation, and is similar to peppermint oil but with a sweeter, more mellow aroma.
It is useful as a mental stimulant and for managing stress, as well as the relief of nausea and itchy skin.
Spearmint oil's lovely sweet minty smell is due to a high concentration of the terpenoid carvone, a stress reliever which is useful as an expectorant and for clearing the respiratory tract. Also abundant are limonene—useful as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and an antiviral—and 1,8-cineol—a known fungicide and analgesic.
How to use spearmint essential oil
Oil of spearmint can be applied topically, domestically, via diffuser and in soap products. We recommending using a quality Spearmint Essential Oil.
Create a massage oil that both eases stress and revives the senses. Blend one part spearmint oil with nine parts carrier oil. You may also use this blend to relieve itchy skin.
Try adding a few drops of the oil to your bath to help with nausea, stress or headache.
Add 2-3 drops to your diffuser to repel mosquitoes.
Add 2-3 drops to your diffuser to relieve nausea, headache, bronchitis, and indigestion.
In soap products
Spearmint oil in handmade soaps, bath bombs and body scrubs smells absolutely delicious, and will assist in the relief of skin irritations.
Essential Oils are highly concentrated and must be used with care.
Not to be taken internally.
Do not use spearmint oil for treating medical conditions without first speaking to a medical professional.