If you’re looking to learn about different essential oils, then you’re in the right place! Read below to find out more about Spearmint essential oil and its many wonders.
Steam distilled from the flowering top of Mentha spicata, this essential oil has an aroma that’s warm, spicy yet herbaceous, and minty. This top note oil blends well with Basil, Benzoin, Eucalyptus, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, and Rosemary.
The cool and refreshing effects of Spearmint don’t have to be limited to gum or dental products! Often substituted for Peppermint, this oil also contains Menthol and other chemical components that stimulate the mind and body. For an energy boost throughout the day, add a drop or two to a diffuser or inhaler. If you’re feeling a little tight in the chest, add a couple of drops to homemade chest rub to promote circulation and aid the respiratory system (for added umphh combine with Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Lemon). When applied to the abdomen Spearmint can help with flatulence, constipation, diarrhea, hiccups, and other digestive concerns. If you’re pregnant, you can inhale this oil to help reduce nausea (pregnant women should avoid using this oil topically).
Want to find out more about other essential oils? Check out our Essential Oils A to Z Series, where we’re constantly adding new profiles.