Spearmint Essential Oil
Spearmint is a perennial herbaceous plant native to Europe and parts of Asia.
- Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
- Other Common Names: Garden Mint
- Part of Plant Used: Leaves
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: None
- Chemistry: Spearmint is comprised of ketones (carvone) and monoterpenes (limonene).
- Digestive: helps with nausea and indigestion
- Musculoskeletal: soothes aches, pains, stiffness, and inflammation
- Nervous System: energizes feelings of mental fatigue
- Pregnancy: Can be used to boost energy and improve focus, helps with general discomfort, nausea and digestive relief. It can also be used after birth to decrease milk supply.
- Respiratory: supports relief from inflammation and infections
- Spiritual: supports the Throat Chakra associated with expression and communication
- Scent Profile: Mid to top note that has a sweet, light minty aroma.
- Longevity: The aroma of Spearmint can last up to 36 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Mint
- Blends well with: Balsam Fir, Bitter Orange, Blood Orange, Chocolate, Cinnamon Leaf, Eucalyptus Ironbark, Eucalyptus Radiata, Green Myrtle, Greenland moss, Lemon, lime, Lavender, Niaouli, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Ravintsara, Rosemary ct verbenone, Scots Pine, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree, Vanilla, Wintergreen
- No known issues
- If you have GERD and are sensitive to mint based oils, Spearmint should be avoided.
Products Using Spearmint Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.