Distilled from the leaves of the spearmint plant, Spearmint Essential Oil has a delicate mint aroma. With a lower menthol concentration than several other popular essential oils, Spearmint is considered safer to use around children while still providing many of the same active properties of the other oils.
Ancient Grecian literature speaks of many different uses for spearmint, detailing uses for many different communicable diseases as well as uses for digestion, relaxation and even headache relief. Spearmint in modern days is a component in many different respiratory, tension relief and even digestion-related salves.
Topical Use: Dilute with a carrier oil and massage over abdomen for digestive discomfort. Dilute with a carrier oil and rub on chest and/or feet for respiratory support. NOTE: always check for sensitivity on a small area before using liberally. Percentage of Spearmint Essential Oil in the dilution should be no more than 1.7% (1 drop to 1 teaspoon)
Diffusing: Spearmint is a great essential oil to diffuse by itself, especially when experiencing a headache or to help calm breathing. It also mixes well with Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Rosemary essential oils.
Household uses: For insecticide: Can be added to a carrier oil or lotion to help deter insects or added to a spray bottle with water to spray around doors and windows to act as a barrier deterrent.
Spearmint is also a great natural disinfectant and can be used either alone or combined with Eucalyptus Essential Oil to create a wonderful, non-toxic household cleaner. Add 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1/2 cup distilled water, and 10-12 drops Spearmint Essential Oil (add several drops of Eucalyptus, if desired).
Pregnancy/Nursing: Avoid during pregnancy/If pregnant or lactating, consult a practitioner before use.
Bottled in the USA
FDA Disclaimer: This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.