Spearmint essential oil had been around for centuries, and it has frequently been used as a digestive aid and a means to add flavor to dull-tasting foods. It’s known for its relieving qualities, and it can be drunk in a tea or other hot beverage after a heavy meal to regulate the digestive tract.* It can also be combined with a carrier oil and massaged into the skin to relieve hot muscles that are aching. The cool, minty smell is great for calming the mind and creating a sense of clarity and focus. It’s bright flavor is slightly less strong than peppermint, so it can be added to baked goods to add a fresh sweetness without overpowering other flavors. The minty flavor can also be added to salad dressings and sauces.
- Add to a diffuser to awaken the sense and create a clear and focused mind
- Add a drop or two to tea, and consume to relieve a cramping stomach*
- Mix with baked goods in replace of peppermint for an less-strong flavor that’s sweet and fresh tasting
Directions for Use
- Aromatic: For aromatic use, add a few drops to a store-bought diffuser.
- Topical: Add one to two drops to a carrier oil before applying topically.
- Internal: Dilute each drop with four ounces of water or another liquid before ingesting.
- Can relieve stomach indigestion*
- Can calm a rapid mind and create clarity
- Adds a sweet, minty flavor to foods and beverages
- Strong, minty, cool, fresh
- Steam distillation
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Spearmint is relatively safe to use internally and externally, but it should always be diluted because of its strong qualities. Always dilute it with a liquid before ingesting, and also combine it with a carrier oil before applying it to the skin. It should not replace any prescribed medication for health benefits.