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Spearmint Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Spearmint Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Spearmint Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Spearmint Essential Oil Properties (Mentha spicita)

The fresh, clean aroma of Spearmint essential oil is valued for its invigorating and refreshing qualities. It has a minty, slightly fruity and warm, herbaceous aroma.

  • 100% Pure, Concentrated, Undiluted
  • Therapeutic Quality
  • Steam Distilled from Leaves
  • Country of Origin: South Africa

Spearmint Essential Oil Packaged

Amber glass bottle with Euro dropper. Tamper proof safety seal. Shrink wrapped.

Background Information on Spearmint Essential Oil

Spearmint is a mint specie that is grown in Europe, Asia and in parts of North and South America, North and West Africa, as well as in some oceanic islands. Spearmint essential oil has been used for different purposes from ancient times. In historic times, it was used to treat skin problems, digestive conditions, and headaches.

According to historical records spearmint was used extensively by the ancient Greeks. This oil was added to baths. It was utilized by the ancient Greeks to treat sexually transmitted diseases, whiten the teeth, and cure mouth sores.

Spearmint essential oil is derived from an herb that grows up to about 1 meter in height with bright lance-shaped green, serrated leaves and pink flowers.

Spearmint Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Spearmint essential oils main chemical constituents are cavone, limonene and menthone. Its unique and minty properties allow it to be used as a flavoring in toothpaste and candies. Though similar in aroma to peppermint oil, spearmint oil is sweeter. This oil is pale yellow and greenish in color. Its medicinal properties include antiseptic, carminative, cephalic, antispasmodic, emmenagogue, restorative and stimulant.*

Spearmint oil is used for stimulating and uplifting, of the mind. Spearmint is beneficial for relief of headaches, migraines, fatigue, nervous strain and stress.*

This oil contains fewer amounts of menthol and is not tough on the skin compared to peppermint. It can be an excellent pore cleanser when mixed with facial cleansing lotions. Spearmint helps with itching of pruritus, acne, congested skin, dermatitis, and sore gums.*

Spearmint helps aid digestive problems such as flatulence, diarrhea, constipation, and nausea.* Spearmint is beneficial in release of urine retention.*

Spearmint has properties that can benefit respiratory conditions such as asthma, flu, bronchitis, nasal congestion and sinusitis. This oil also helps relieve hiccups.

Dilute with a carrier oil before applying on skin.

See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

Spearmint Essential Oil Uses and Benefits / Emotional Wellness Properties

Spearmint encourages confidence, clarity, courage, and speaking and helps those who are afraid to express opinions or speak in public.

If using Spearmint for emotional wellness, try using it with our free EFT Tapping scripts for Sleep and Courage and Clarity which help release these emotional issues.

Spearmint Essential Oil Uses and Benefits / Blends

Spearmint essential oil blends well with basil, bergamot, cajeput, eucalyptus globulus, ginger root, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, marjoram, orange, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, rosemary, tangerine, thyme, wintergreen.

Spearmint oil can be mixed with massage oil and diluted in a bath, for headaches, migraines, fatigue, sinusitis, stress, asthma, nervous conditions, bronchitis and to relieve itching.*

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

Spearmint Essential Oil Safety Tips

  • Maximum skin use level is 1.7%. 
  • May irritate mucous membranes.
  • For external use only.  See our Safety Information page for further details when using essential oil.

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Essential OilSpearmint
Botanical NameMentha spicata
Country of OriginSouth Africa
Method of DistillationSteam
Refractive Index1.478 to 1.491
Main ConstituentsCarvone 55.0%.- 62.32%
CAS No.8008-79-5