Spearmint Essential Oil (Mentha spicata)

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Spearmint essential oil is reputed to have many therapeutic properties and is well known for its abundant uses in many forms for oils, gels, lotions, soaps, shampoos, sprays, and candle making. Amongst it many benefits some include:

  • relieving skin irritations such as itchiness
  • relieving aches and pains
  • reducing fever and headaches
  • reduce and ease feelings of stress & anxiety
  • repel ants and flies

Botanical Family, Origin & Extraction: Labiatae (mint), USA, steam distilled from leaves

Properties: Anti-bacterial, anti-catarrhal, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, hormone-like insecticidal and stimulant

Body Systems Affected: Digestive system, emotional balance

Aromatic Influence: Spearmint essential oil's hormone-like activity may help open and release emotional blocks to bring about a feeling of balance. It acts as an antidepressant by relieving mental strain and fatigue, and by lifting one's spirits

Other Possible Uses: This oil may balance and increase metabolism, which may help burn up fats and toxins in the body. It may aid the glandular, nervous and respiratory systems. It may also help with acne, appetite (stimulates), bad breath, balance, childbirth (promotes easier labor), constipation, depression, diarrhea, digestion, dry skin, eczema, fevers, headaches, intestines (soothes), kidney stones, menstruation (slow, heavy periods), migraines, nausea, sore gums, stomach (relaxes muscles) urine retention, vaginitis, weight (reduces), and bring about a feeling of well being

Historical Uses: Spearmint has been used to relieve hiccough, colic, nausea, indigestion, flatulence, headaches, sores, and scabs

Blends With: Basil, lavender, peppermint, rosemary

Directions for Use: Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for internal consumption fy the FDA (21CFR182.20)*

  • Dilute 1 drop of oil in 1 teaspoon of honey or 4 oz of beverage (i.e. soy/rice milk)
  • Use 6-8 drops in a diffuser of your choice
  • Apply diluted to flex points and/or directly on area of concern.
  • Dilute with a base and massage over stomach, solar plexus and thighs.
  • Add to bath for relief of symptoms or as a warm compress

Safety Considerations

  • Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 to 14 years
  • Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes
  • Do not apply undiluted to skin (refer to an aromatherapy text)
  • The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe
  • Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should use essential oils after consulting a trained healthcare practitioner
  • You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease
  • Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem
  • Stop using this product if you suspect an allergic reaction

GC/MS Report: The analysis of our Spearmint batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Mentha spicata. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in the GC/MS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced on the date of analysis.

*Mockingbird Apothecary does not recommend ingestion of essential oils

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