*Best Spearmint Essential Oil
Spearmint Essential Oil is used for digestive problems
Essential oil of spearmint is distilled from the pink or lilac flowers at the head of this busy herb with spear-shaped, green leaves that grow to approximately three feet. The pale yellow-green oil has a fresh, minty aroma, like peppermint but sweeter and milder.
This is an excellent, less harsh alternative to peppermint for children. It's a common flavoring in chewing gum, candy, food and medication because of its sweet, cooling, and calming effect. Spearmint tea makes an excellent bedtime drink. Ancient Greeks used spearmint in bath water for its antiseptic and refreshing properties.
Spearmint essential oil works well for chronic respiratory problems, such as bronchitis and sinusitis and accompanying headache or chest pain. It also is used for common digestive problems caused by tension or spasm. When massaged on the abdomen this oil will relax stomach muscles and relieve hiccups, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, constipation or diarrhea, and treats motion sickness.
Spearmint is excellent for whitening teeth and promoting healthy gum tissue. When added to a facial cleanser, spearmint clears and tightens pores, leaving skin toned and firm.
Oil of spearmint's uplifting and refreshing properties make it a good choice for alleviating mental fatigue and mild depression. Spearmint also brings a feeling of balance and tranquility during periods of stress or anxiety.
Although spearmint is a common flavoring in foods and over-the-counter medications, essential oil of spearmint, as with all essential oils, should be ingested only under the direction of a licensed health practitioner. Spearmint might irritate eyes or sensitive skin, even when diluted in a carrier.
Benefits of Spearmint Essential Oil
This sharp aroma clarifies and uplifts the mind, while its properties are similar to peppermint’s. The menthol volume makes spearmint a pain reliever, while it serves digestion and respiratory health. The oil possesses antispasmodic, digestive, stimulant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and expectorant properties.
Application: 1:2 dilution. Topically, Inhaled, Diffused, Dietary Supplement.