Spearmint Essential Oil

Distillation Method:
Steam
Country of Origin:
United States
Plant Part:
Whole Herb
Latin Name:
Mentha spicata
Cultivation:
Naturally Grown

About the Oil: Spearmint Essential Oil is the gentler, sweeter and less potent version of Peppermint oil. This makes it more suitable for use with children and others who may find peppermint too strong or too stimulating.

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$12.17
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$25.34
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$77.54
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Drops per ml

Blending Tips

59

Chemical Families

Ketones
77.46%
Sesquiterpenes
2.36%
Esters
0.21%

Primary Constituents

carvone
76.75%
limonene
14.10%
beta myrcene
2.59%
beta caryophyllene
0.96%
beta pinene
0.95%
Description

ABOUT THE PLANT

A hardy-branched perennial herb native to southern Europe and now found widespread through-out North America and western Asia, Spearmint is one of the more mild and sweet-smelling members of the mint family. Fast growing and tenacious, the plant produces aromatic, distinctively shaped sharply toothed leaves and pinkish lilac blossoms. Botanists consider peppermint to be a hybrid of spearmint and 'water' mint–an even sharper cousin in the mint family.

ABOUT THE OIL

Spearmint oil is sweeter than peppermint–peppermint will have an immediate strong aroma of menthol, whereas spearmint will have a sweet quality at the same time.

OF INTEREST

Spearmint has been used for centuries as a mental stimulant, digestive, decongestant and insect repellent. The ancient Greeks used Spearmint in their bathwater and employed it as a mental relaxant and restorative tonic. The Romans brought Spearmint to Britain where it was used to stop milk from curdling. As early as the Middle Ages, Spearmint was used in oral hygiene to heal sore gums and whiten teeth. Spearmint is frequently used to flavor toothpastes, chewing gum, candy, and mouthwash.

Suggested Use

SKIN CARE

  • eases discomfort
  • decreases unpleasant sensory experiences
  • firms and contracts exposed tissue
  • prevents moisture loss
  • tones and restores venous circulation
  • promotes the healing of tissues
  • reduces redness
  • diminishes swelling
  • neutralizes microbes
  • cleanses and decongests
  • constricts capillaries
  • neutralizes insects
  • Especially good for: congested skin, acne and dermatitis

IMMUNE SYSTEM

  • neutralizes microbes
  • reduces body temperature
  • encourages sweating
  • assists the body's natural eliminatory response
  • relieves muscular tension and aching joints
  • lessens headaches due to congestion

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

  • aids in the expulsion of mucous
  • stimulates the bronchi

MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

  • eases discomfort
  • decreases unpleasant sensory experiences
  • relaxes cramping
  • soothes sore muscles, tendons and joints
  • diminishes swelling

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

  • stimulates the digestive system
  • reduces the incidence and severity of vomiting and nausea
  • settles digestion
  • increases absorption in the intestines
  • promotes normal peristalsis
  • assists the body's natural eliminatory response
  • helps maintain healthy function of the liver
  • relaxes cramping

CIRCULATORY SYSTEM

  • stimulates circulation
  • improves blood flow

LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

  • assists in the tissue cleaning action of the lymphatic system
  • assists the body's natural eliminatory response

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

  • promotes and regulates menstrual flow

NERVOUS SYSTEM

  • uplifts
  • improves mood
  • improves focus
  • clears the head
  • relieves intellectual fatigue
  • strengthens and clarifies the mind
  • strengthens the nervous system
  • helps alleviate stress and nervous tension
Application

INHALATION

  • direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer
  • Spearmint oil is cleansing and uplifting, and the aroma will help sharpen the senses. For bringing alertness, a drop or more can be inhaled directly from a handkerchief, or the oil can be used in a diffuser.

TOPICAL

  • massage, compress, bath, ointment, skincare
  • Refreshing for overworked body and feet.
  • Great in a cool compress for nausea, headaches and travel sickness.
  • Dilute in a carrier oil and massage into the abdomen (essential oils are absorbed though the skin, and can help targeted digestive organs in this manner).
  • May help relieve congestion and headaches (including migraines) by placing a drop on each temple. The skin is rather sensitive there, and the eyes are close by; a 10% dilution of essential oil is safe and effective balance to use.

INGESTION

  • For digestive complaints one can take 1 to 3 drops in a warm cup of water, or dilute in a carrier oil.
  • Place a couple drops on the tongue to improve alertness.
Aromatherapy Details

This Spearmint oil has sweet, heady floral and fresh mint top notes, complex herbaceous middle notes over a musty, deeply honeyed, balsamic and molasses-like undertone.

It blends well with an array of essential oils, most notably: Lavender, Jasmine, Eucalyptus, Basil, Rosemary and Peppermint.

Safety

Non-toxic, non-irritant but occasionally sensitizing. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. Never apply undiluted to the skin. Direct and indirect contact with the eyes will cause irritation.

Spearmint oil is considered non-toxic, a non-irritant and non-sensitizing. The more gentle relative of Peppermint, it is suitable for use with children and others who may find the menthol content of Peppermint too strong.

If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician. Spearmint is not recommended to be used on infants and children under 2 years old.