Botanical Name: Mentha spicata
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Spearmint is a native of the Mediterranean area. A hardy perennial herb, Spearmint reaches about 1 meter (3 feet) in height. It has characteristic lance-shaped leaves with pink or lilac-colored flowers.
Colour: Colourless to pale yellow clear liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Organic Spearmint Essential Oil has a fresh minty smell reminiscent of Peppermint. The major difference is that Spearmint oil is sweeter, and not quite as harsh.
Common Use: Aromatherapists claim the therapeutic properties of Organic Spearmint Essential Oil are: as a local/topical anesthetic, antispasmodic, astringent, decongestant, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant and restorative. It is also believed to be an uplifting oil, great for alleviating fatigue and depression. It is also reputed to relieve itching (pruritis, eczema, urticaria), cools the skin and, aids in healing of wounds, sores and scabs.
Spiritual Use: The energies of spearmint oil open and release emotional blocks in the etheric level which helps to bring balance to the body. It also helps people establish safe boundaries and feel protected when releasing old beliefs. It brings about more self-trust which is important in moving forward and overcoming negative emotions.
What Chakra is connected: Solar plexus and Heart
History: The ancient Greeks used Spearmint to scent their bath water. It also had a reputation for curing sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea, and for whitening teeth and healing sore gums. This might be credited to its ability to mimic a local anesthetic.
Cautions: Spearmint Essential Oil may irritate mucous membranes. Avoid use during pregnancy.
**All our organic essential oils are for external use only. Before using essential oils contact a qualified Aromatherapist. The information on this page is for educational purposes only, it is not meant to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose of any disease or condition, it is not prescribe in any way.
Do not use during pregnancy.