Spearmint Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Mentha spicata
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Flowering plant
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: Warm, spicy-herbaceous, minty
Largest Producing Countries: Nepal, USA, and Hungary
Traditional Use: Used throughout the culinary and pharmaceutical industries. Medicinally it is known for its effects on the digestive system, and for relieving aches and pains.
Properties: Analgesic, anesthetic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, decongestant, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, tonic
Benefits: Colds, congested skin, fatigue, fever, flatulence, flu, headache, migraine, nausea, nervous strain, stress, vomiting. Spearmint can be used in similar ways as peppermint. When blended together they create a mild slightly sweet mint aroma.
Blends Well With: Basil, benzoin, eucalyptus, jasmine, lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint, rosemary
Of Interest: Spearmint oil is not as strong as peppermint oil and is considered a safer substitute in products for children.
Safety Data: Avoid with homeopathics.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).