Spearmint Essential Oil Profile

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Spearmint (Mentha spicata) essential oil benefits

Spearmint is considered a mild form of Peppermint for its gentle refreshing and energizing aroma. Help the digestive system and can relieve nausea and travel sickness.  Spearmint essential oil has a similar chemical structure of Peppermint essential oil but is far gentler due to the very low content of menthol; however, Spearmint has higher ketones than Pepermint. 

It is suitable during pregnancy and with children. Spearmint balances the digestive system and relieves flatulence, constipation, vomiting, and nausea (morning or travel sickness). It gently relieves cough, bronchitis, and asthma. In the case of itching or insect bites Spearmint is very effective without being aggressive on the skin. Thanks to its uplifting and refreshing aroma, it is a great stimulant on the mind.  

SOLE is blended with organic Spearmint essential oil
 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Botanical Name: Mentha spicata

Method of Extraction: Steam distillation from the flowering tops

Origin: USA, India

Color: Pale yellow to greenish yellow

Aroma: Fresh minty, warm, herbaceous

Note: top

Blends well with: Basil,  Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Niaouli, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary, Ginger, Cedarwood

Therapeutic properties:  Analgesic, anesthetic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cephalic, decongestant, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, tonic 

HOW TO USE

  
To refresh and uplift the spirit and refresh the respiratory system  burn 2-5 drops every 5 hours. Very useful in case of morning or travel sickness.

 
In case of itchiness, insect bites, sunburn dilute 3-4 drops of Spearmint in water and wash the affected area 2-3 times a day; alternatively dilute 5 drops max every 5 ml of carrier oil or lotion or gel.

 
In case of morning or travel sickness mix 5 drops (3 drops max  if pregnant)  to 5 ml of carrier and apply to pulse points or massage clockwise the stomach area

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