Spearmint essential oil, Mentha spicata, is steam distilled from the leaves and flowers. Although it has an aroma similar to peppermint, the menthol content in spearmint is much less, making it a bit milder and gentler oil. Spearmint and peppermint oil share similar medicinal properties.
With antibacterial and astringent properties, spearmint is a good skin cleanser. It helps close pores and tightens skin. It helps control oil production but is gentle enough to use for combination skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties may help ease the symptoms of skin conditions such as psoriasis and acne.
A spearmint massage oil gives a cooling sensation to the skin which can help relieve itching associated with dryness and irritated skin conditions. It also has some gentle analgesic qualities that can be helpful in treating tension and sinus headaches. The anti-inflammatory and cooling properties of the oil can help soothe aching muscles and joints. Spearmint oil has been said to help increase circulation and stimulate blood flow.
In hair care, spearmint essential oil can help treat scalp conditions like dandruff, due to its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. It helps control oil, adds luster to dull hair, and refreshes and stimulates the scalp, promoting increase blood circulation which stimulates growth and helps strengthen the hair.
Aromatherapy Properties: Feeling a bit under the weather or sad? Spearmint essential oil is a great mood booster! Its aroma can help induce positive thoughts and emotions, and fight any feelings of anxiety or nervousness. Because of its menthol content, spearmint oil is often used in aromatherapy to help alleviate fatigue, headaches, migraines, and nervousness. Its fresh, restorative fragrance helps to lift your spirits, comfort emotional stress, improve concentration, and induce positive feelings and thoughts.
The scent of spearmint is excellent for motion sickness, headaches, digestive upset, and nausea. It can also help reduce nasal congestion caused by the excessive buildup of phlegm and mucus in the nose and throat.
Pregnancy and Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.
Precautions: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, have a medical condition, or have any medical concerns regarding yourself or your family consult a qualified, licensed health professional prior to use. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children.