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Like peppermint, spearmint, or Mentha spicata, is a member of the mint family. It is a shrub originally native to much of Europe and Asia, though it is now cultivated worldwide.
A popular flavoring agent in toothpaste, breath mints, and gum, spearmint is often overlooked for its medicinal properties...
Spearmint Essential Oil has been used to help relieve digestion upset, headaches and hormonal imbalance while also increasing focus, stimulating the mind, and freshening the breath. This Spearmint Essential Oil is a key herbal remedy to have on hand in your collection whenever the need may arise. When applied on the skin Spearmint can help relax sore muscles while also providing a cooling and soothing sensation.
Spearmint Essential Oil is extracted by steam distillation from the leaves or the flowering tops of the plant. Spearmint essential oil has many of the same benefits and uses as peppermint oil. However, unlike peppermint oil, spearmint oil contains smaller quantities of menthol, which makes its aroma less intense and which reduces the likelihood that it might irritate the skin. In aromatherapy, spearmint can be used as a gentler substitute for peppermint oil.
Properties: Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Emmenagogue, Insecticide, Restorative, Stimulant
Specific Benefits of Spearmint Essential Oil:
Stimulate and focuses the mind
Thanks to its fresh and minty aroma, spearmint is a great choice for the times when you need some extra focus, clarity, or self-control. It can also help to improve memory and reduce stress!
Resolve digestive problems
This oil and all members of the Lamiaceae family are carminative nervines, which means they help relieve gas while relaxing the nerves. For nausea, vomitting or gas, Spearmint Essential Oil can help soothe and calm the digestive system.
Because of its antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, spearmint can help speed up the healing of wounds and ulcers in the intestines or the stomach. It also is used to relax the nerves and muscles of the digestive tract to provide relief from cramps and stomach aches.
Have you ever experienced a throbbing headache and need instant relief? Like peppermint, spearmint is a powerful essential oil used to relieve headaches and migraines. It relaxes blood vessels in the head and numbs inflamed nerves, and this leads to quick and effective headache relief.
Just one drop of spearmint essential oil on the tongue freshens the breath and tastes great!
Available research suggests that spearmint essential oil may help decrease testosterone, ovarian cysts, and facial hair in women while increasing the number of available eggs.
Reduce Blood Pressure
Animal studies suggest that spearmint essential oil can help reduce blood pressure.
1 ounce distilled or filtered water
0.5 ounce vodka or witch hazel
0.5 ounces vegetable glycerin
18 drops essential oil in total (use Spearmint, Peppermint, Cinnamon Bark, Swirly Twirly Gumdrops, Cinnamon Bun, Lime, or whatever is edible and appealing to you..use a single essential oil, one of our blends, or several different essential oils)
Mix all ingredients in a small glass bottle and shake well. Shake before each use.
Inhalations To Stop Headaches:
1 drop Spearmint Essential Oil
1 drop Lavender Essential Oil
1 drop Helichrysum Italicum Essential Oil
Simply put the drops of the essential oils on a cotton ball or a handkerchief and inhale. You can do this once you are already suffering from a headache, or regularly throughout the day to ward off headaches.
Massage Oil To Relieve Cramps:
3 drops Spearmint Essential Oil
6 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
Clearing Up Breathing Trouble:
2 drops Spearmint Essential Oil
Put the drops on a cotton ball and inhale. Alternately, use the essential oils in a diffuser.
I love this spearmint oil by MB. It has such a clean and fresh fregrance. I add a few drops to my body cream and it stays with me all day.
LOVE THIS SPEARMINT OIL :)