5 Reasons why you should be using Spearmint Essential oil

Spearmint Essential oil  (Mentha spicata) is the oil of the day.

I pretty much love anything in the mint family and have since I was little. I always gravitated towards mint flavored candy, ice cream, and gum as a kid- and still do.  Now as an adult I collect different kinds of mint and grow them on my front porch. I’ve got chocolate mint, orange mint, and apple mint right along side traditional peppermint and spearmint.  I also love cooking with it, I add mint leaves to ice teas and salads and I use Peppermint Essential oil  for my peppermint mochas.

Spearmint shares a lot of qualities with Peppermint but is more mild. Peppermint tends to have an in your face affect while Spearmint has a earthy quality that mellows the menthol out. I tend to use Spearmint in the diffuser more than my peppermint oil and I love adding it to massage oil for when my muscles are tired and I need a little pick me up. It has a relaxing and cooling affect when applied to the skin.

5 Reasons why you should be using Spearmint Essential oil

  1. It’s Aroma is uplifting and calming.
  2. It makes a grate insect repellent, especially  against mosquitoes, ants, flies, and moths.
  3. It’s great for adding to massage oil. It has a cooling affect that feels wonderful on tired muscles.
  4. It can help relieve stress.
  5. It promotes fresh breath-  when used along with tooth paste or in a tea.

For more information about Essential oils check out my Oil page and the other ‘Reasons why’ posts.

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Alycia Louise
Alycia has worked in the food industry for over 10 years. She lives in the PNW with her husband and three dogs. Her likes include coffee, rainy days and horror movies.
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