Spearmint is thought to be one of the oldest members of the mint family, and known to be gentler in scent to its well known counterpart, peppermint.
Connected to the throat chakra, the place where we find ourselves, Spearmint encourages us to speak our truth and find our way forward with clarity and true creative expression.
Historically, Spearmint was used to help alleviate hiccups, colic, nausea, indigestion, flatulence, and headaches. These days, it is best known for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, assisting with digestion, the respiratory system, and offering support for the nervous system.
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Spearmint essential oil promotes good digestion, and because it can be taken internally, it works wonders on an upset stomach. Add one to two drops of Spearmint essential oil to a glass of water to help with indigestion.
With lower levels of menthol, and a gentler and more subtle scent than Peppermint, Spearmint is often used in the cosmetic industry and in gums, sweets, and products used for fresh breath, like toothpaste and mouthwash.
It can also be used at home in the kitchen. It’s perfect in desserts, cocktails, salads, and anything you want to give a Spearmint kick to. Add a drop or two the next time you’re cooking something suitable, or even place a drop on your toothbrush before doing your teeth at night.
Spearmint offers emotional balance. It is invigorating and uplifting, whilst also promoting calm. It is the perfect oil to create a positive environment for work or study because its refreshing scent both stimulates and encourages the mind. Add a few drops to your diffuser to provide the ideal environment for focused working.
Spearmint is mild enough to use neat without dilution, making it suitable for use on children and those with skin sensitivities.