Spearmint Essential Oil originated from the Mediterranean and has been used by Egyptian, Greek and Roman physicians since ancient times.
In modern times, both the essential oil and the herb itself are widely used as a cure for digestive discomforts like gas and indigestion, as well as for alleviating nausea, cramps and pain.5Spearmint oil is extracted from the leaves, as well as the flowering tops of the spearmint plant. Like other mint family members, it can be identified through its square-shaped stem. The leaves measure 1.5 to 3 centimeters wide (about one-half inch to just over 1 inch) and 5 to 9 centimeters (about 2 inches to 3.5 inches) long. They have pointy tips, just like spears — hence the name.
There are many who believe that peppermint oil is just too strong and use spearmint oil as an alternative. Although the two oils possess similar properties, spearmint contains lower amounts of menthol compared to peppermint oil. No matter your sensitivity, spearmint essential oil is gentler than peppermint oil making it a great choice for children.
Botanical Name: Mentha spicata
Country of Origin: India
Oil Composition: Carvone Limonene
Plant Part: Flowering plant
Aroma: Minty spice
Perfumery Note: Middle
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Blends Well With: basil, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, wintergreen
Topical: Apply 3 parts spearmint to 1 part black seed oil to the abdomen for menstrual cramps.
Aromatic: For asthma diffuse 3-4 drops nightly.
Promotes secretion of hormones like estrogen, assists with problems with menstrual and irregular periods. Also helps with asthma, managing minor pain and inflammation, as well as muscle spasms. This essential oil can help support oral health, proper lung function; especially if one is experiencing congestion relating to a cold or the flu. Spearmint essential oil can help boost the immune system, is great for digestive issues and can reduce the presence of unwelcome bacterial, fungal, or viral activity.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Cautions: Excessive use may lead to headaches and nausea. Dilute oil when applying topically. Internal use is not suggested. Avoid during pregnancy. Keep out of reach of young children.