Spearmint is a perennial herb plant that grows from mid-summer to autumn. It is often found in home gardens because of its pleasing scent and many culinary uses, but its essential oil is what truly makes spearmint shine. Though its aroma is first and foremost minty, its gentle sweetness makes it softer than its sharp mint cousins – spearmint is a mellower version of peppermint.
Plant Part Used
Medium. Cool and minty with a hint of fruitiness.
Spearmint Essential Oil Benefits
Calming, soothing, and inspiring. Clearing and awakening.
Blends Well With
Basil, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Spruce, Tea Tree
History of Spearmint
Spearmint’s history is widespread, but most agree the plant originated in the Mediterranean region. The genus name Mentha comes from Roman mythology, where legend claims the goddess Proserpine became jealous of the nymph, Menthe, for the love she stole from Proserpine’s husband, Pluto. In her rage, Proserpine transformed the woodland nymph into a lowly plant to be trampled forever beneath the feet of mortals. Though Pluto could not change her back, he endowed Menthe with the lovely mint aroma we now know as spearmint. The plant later made its way over to the New World in the 1500s, where it has since left a far-reaching footprint in North American soil.
Using Spearmint Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
Lose yourself in legend with this lovely, inspiring blend of floral and mint.
Ease open your senses with this invigorating blend.
Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin, or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps and other body care products!
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