Spearmint is a wonderful oil with a pleasing fresh and clean aroma that is great on its own and also blends well with other oils. The use of Spearmint for medicinal purposes dates back centuries to ancient Greece where instances of its use have even been found in historical records.

How is it Spearmint different to Peppermint Essential Oil?

While both peppermint and spearmint have some common properties, the fact is they are both very different. Botanically speaking, while both are from the mentha genus, peppermint is from the piperita species while spearmint is from the spicata species. Even their blooms differ, with peppermint having a purple bloom while spearmint has pink or blue.

They also have different uses, and spearmint is often used as a mosquito repellent, while peppermint is a mild antiseptic and decongestant. When it comes to taste, peppermint's flavour comes from menthol, giving its distinctive cooling sensation, spearmint's comes from carvone which gives it a sweet taste. Spearmint being more subtle, may be preferred in cases where peppermint could be too stimulating.

What are the benefits of Spearmint Essential Oil?

Spearmint helps alleviate nausea, indigestion, gas, headaches, toothaches, cramps and sore throat, as well as reduces swelling due to nerve or muscle pain.

As spearmint is both antiseptic and a disinfectant, it works well to protect wounds from becoming septic and treating both internal and external infections. Internally, it can protect wounds and ulcers from infections. In ancient Greece, Spearmint was used to treat infectious diseases like scabies, dermatitis, athlete's food, syphilis, gonorrhoea and a host of other infectious diseases.

Spearmint has also been found to have antioxidant activity, antifungal properties, hormone balancing properties and it also provide relief to digestive problems’ symptoms. A recent study also found that antioxidants from spearmint and rosemary, made into an enhanced extract, may help improve learning and memory.

Some other uses include offering relief for sore throat, colds, arthritis, headache, stress, digestive upsets and muscle pain.

How do you use Spearmint Essential Oil?

Directly inhale or add to a room diffuser. This method is especially good to treat nausea, colic, headaches, coughs & colds and to relieve stress.

Dilute the essential oil with carrier oil (1 part essential oil to 2 parts carrier oil), then:

  • apply several drops on the location to be treated, abdomen and temples
  • apply to chakras and vita flex points

Spearmint can also be used as a dietary supplement.

Other information about Spearmint Essential Oil

Colour: Clear to pale yellow

Consistency: Thin

Aromatic Scent: Warm, spicy-herbaceous, minty

Note: Top

Blends well with: Basil, eucalyptus, jasmine, lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint, rosemary

100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Organic Essential Oil

Mentha Spicata

Extraction method: Steam distilled

Country of Origin: USA

Plant Part: Flowering Plant