Although not as popular as peppermint oil, this essential oil is far gentler to use with children and has great benefits on the digestive system and relieves flatulence, constipation, vomiting and nausea, as well as the respiratory tract to relieve cough, bronchitis, asthma, catarrh and sinus. On the skin it calms itching and has a stimulant action on the mind.
It has a similar aroma to that of peppermint oil, but is slightly sweeter and is pale yellow to greenish in color.
How Does Spearmint Oil Work?
Spearmint essential oil can be used in a number of ways:
- Inhalation — Compared to peppermint oil, spearmint oil is milder and can be used around children. Inhaling its fragrance may help fatigue and mental stress.
- Topical application — Add a few drops of this oil to your body care products and it may help ease acne and other skin conditions. Rubbing a diluted solution over your stomach may also ease digestive issues.
- Taken internally — Ingesting spearmint oil can help treat digestive problems. However, this should never be done without the aid of a professional aromatherapist or your physician.
- Added to bath water — This may help relieve fatigue, fever and muscle pain. Make sure to dilute the oil into a carrier oil before adding it to your bath water.
HIGHLY CONCENTRATED! Use diluted. Not to be used on children under 1 years of age, by pregnant or lactating women, or any people with allergies or sensitivity towards essential oils.
INGREDIENTS (INCI): Mentha spicata herb oil