Spearmint Essential Oil
Botanical Name : Mentha Spicata
Extraction method : Stream Distillation
Perfumery Note : Top-Middle
Aromatic Description : Similar aroma to that of peppermint oil, but is slightly sweeter minty, fresh and perhaps slightly fruity in aroma
Therapeutic properties : Antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, emmenagogue, insecticide, restorative and stimulant.
Description : Spearmint essential oil is cooling to the body. It relieves pain, reduces inflammation, soothes itching, and increases physical strength. It is refreshing, energizing, and helps relieve fatigue. It is a nerve stimulant, and improves mental clarity and memory. It is also considered an aphrodisiac.
Use : Stimulate and uplift spirit, useful to deal with digestive problems including flatulence, constipation, diarrhea and nausea, helps with headaches, migraines, nervous strain, fatigue and stress, relieve the itching of pruritus and helps with acne, dermatitis, congested skin and sore gums.
Blend well with : Basil, Rosemary, Peppermint, Grapefruit, Lime, Tangerine, and Lavender.
Oil Burner: Add 4 drops of essential oil for a burning time of 20 minutes.
Massage: Dilute 3-5 drops of essential oil in 10 ml. of carrier oil.
Inhalation: Put 5 drops in 200 ml. of steamed water and inhale for 3-5 minutes.
Bath: Put 15 drops of essential oil in the bath tub for a 20 minutes bath.
Precautions : It is considered a non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing oil.
General Safety Information : Do not take any oils internally. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications.