Spearmint Essential Oil- Mentha spicata
This Spearmint essential oil is sourced from the US. The oil is extracted from the flowering tops of the herb by steam distillation.
Spearmint Essential Oil is a milder, gentler cousin of Peppermint essential oil. Spearmint has a significantly lower menthol content (0.5%) compared to Peppermint (40%). As a result, Spearmint essential oil is less bracing than Peppermint, but still has many of the same properties with a clean, refreshing scent, a sweeter start, and a more floral finish.
Spearmint Essential Oil has been used to relieve the symptoms of headaches such as pain and nausea, and to combat fatigue, nervousness, and digestive complaints. It has carminative, cephalic, emenagogue, antiseptic, antispasmodic, and restorative properties, and has also been used as a natural insecticide.
Spearmint Essential Oil blends well with tea tree, rosemary, basil, eucalyptus, clary sage, lavender, and marjoram, as well as with other mints to create a more complex minty scent.
Spearmint Essential Oil can be irritating to the skin, so it is important to dilute in a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut, or sweet almond oil for muscle massage. Dilute with evening primrose oil for neck, shoulder and temple massage for migraines or headaches.
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