Spearmint  Mentha spicata

As a milder alternative to other mint essential oils, Spearmint is gentle enough to use topically or while cooking—without losing any of its freshness. It is widely used in gums, candies, and dental products for its minty taste, and to promote fresh breath. Spearmint has been used for centuries for its digestive benefits. Its sweet, refreshing aroma is cleansing and uplifting, making it ideal to evoke a sense of focus and positive mood. Spearmint is very different from Peppermint, making it a milder option to use on children and those with sensitive skin. In cooking, Spearmint is frequently used in salads, drinks, and desserts, but it can also be used in homemade salad dressings and to marinate meats.

Primary Benefits

  • Promotes digestion and helps reduce occasional stomach upset*
  • Promotes a sense of focus and uplifts mood
  • Cleanses the mouth and promotes fresh breath

Aromatic Description
Sweet, minty, fresh

Collection Method
Steam Distillation

Plant Part
Plant

Main Constituents
Carvone, limonene, 1, 8-cineole, β-myrcene

Carvone, the monoterpene ketone which is the primary chemical constituent of spearmint essential oil, is the primary flavoring agent in Life Savers.
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Aromatic Usage Suggestions

  • Diffuse to promote a sense of focus
Topical Usage Suggestions

  • Apply to skin with fractionated coconut oil or Hand & Body Lotion for a cooling and invigorating effect.
Internal Use Suggestions:

  • Apply to toothbrush before brushing teeth for a clean mouth and fresh breath
  • For occasional stomach upset, add one to two drops to water and drink*
  • Add a drop to your dessert, drink, or salad
Dilute with carrier for young or sensitive skin.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with  Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.