Spearmint essential oil (Mentha spicata)
When your mind is tired and in need of stimulating and upliftment, then spearmint oil is the one for you, and although it has very many properties in common to that of peppermint oil, it contains only small amounts of menthol and is far less harsh on the skin and ideal for use in children.
It is very useful to deal with digestive problems including flatulence, constipation, diarrhea and nausea, as it relaxes the stomach muscles and also relieves hiccups.
Furthermore, it helps with headaches, migraines, nervous strain, fatigue and stress, as well as for the respiratory tract; helping with asthma, bronchitis, catarrh and sinusitis. On the skin it can relieve the itching of pruritus and helps with acne, dermatitis, congested skin and sore gums.
For female health it can help to stem the flow of heavy periods and leucorrhoea and releases urine retention.
Spearmint oil can be effective for the digestive system, for the respiratory tract, for a tired mind and for skin problems.
Burners and vaporizers
In vapor therapy, spearmint oil can be used for vomiting, colic, flatulence, headaches, migraines, nervous conditions, asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis and catarrh.
Blended massage oil or in the bath
Used as a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, spearmint oil helps with headaches, migraines, stress, fatigue, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis and nervous conditions and to relieve itching.
Cream or lotion
When spearmint oil is used in a cream or lotion it can help for itching - specially in cases of pruritus or when scabs have formed, decongesting the skin and to a lesser degree acne as well.
Spearmint oil blends well with
Although most essential oils blend well together, Spearmint oil blends particularly well with Basil, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary and Jasmine.