Spearmint essential oil is steam distilled from the flowering parts of the spearmint plant. Its botanical name is Mentha Spicata and it has a fresh, clean scent. There are many spearmint essential oil uses: it’s often used in aromatherapy to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. For some people, this oil enhances their mood and encourages positive thoughts and feelings.Spearmint 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade
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Diffusing spearmint oil has helped some people focus and concentrate more efficiently and it helps to relieve fatigue. It can also help to clear up congestion and mucus, so it’s great for people suffering from asthma, colds or sinusitis.
When added to the bathwater in bath salts it helps some people relax and it helps to reduce fever. You can even use it as an insect repellent because the scent discourages bees, mosquitoes and other insects from stinging or biting you.
The following properties contribute to the health benefits many people experience when using spearmint essential oil:
In addition to the uses above, spearmint also has the following health benefits.
Spearmint Oil Helps the Digestive System
Spearmint essential oil stimulates the secretion of juices, which helps to promote digestion. As a result, it helps reduce indigestion, flatulence, diarrhea, constipation, nausea and vomiting associated with digestive problems. It also promotes blood circulation and helps to boost the immune system, which in turn may help the digestive system function better.
Use Spearmint Essential Oil as a Pain Reliever
This oil has a cooling and relaxing effect on the nerves. Therefore, when used as massage oil it helps to reduce spasms and relieve sore achy muscles and joints for some people. It may also ease stomachaches, chest pains, cramps and headache pain, including migraines.
Treat External and Internal Infections With Spearmint Oil
Spearmint oil acts as a disinfectant due to its antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial properties. It’s used to treat external infections caused by dermatitis, athlete’s foot, cuts, scrapes and other abrasions. Some people also use it to treat internal infections caused by a variety of health problems such as stomach ulcers.
Spearmint oil blends well with the following essential oils:
Always follow safety guidelines and precautions before blending or using spearmint essential oil.
Safety Tips and Precautions
Spearmint oil is mostly safe for all users. In fact, it is often used in place of peppermint because it is not as potent. However, you should not use this oil undiluted because it can cause irritation, a burning feeling and even photosensitivity. Do not ingest spearmint essential oil or use it on children without the assistance of an experienced aromatherapist.
According to WebMD, you should avoid using excessive amounts of spearmint oil if you are nursing or pregnant because the effects are not known and large amounts of spearmint tea could cause uterus damage. Therefore, it may be wise to avoid it altogether when pregnant or nursing. Using excessive amounts of spearmint may also make kidney and liver diseases worse and inhaling large amounts may cause headaches, nausea and dizziness.