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Spearmint Essential Oil

Discover the Freshness of doTERRA Spearmint Essential Oil - 100% Pure and Revitalizing. Elevate your well-being with the crisp and invigorating aroma of doTERRA Spearmint. Perfect for aromatherapy, this therapeutic-grade essential oil offers a multitude of benefits, from promoting digestive comfort to revitalizing your senses. Unlock the power of nature's refreshment with doTERRA Spearmint Essential Oil today.

Spearmint oil is derived from the spearmint plant, scientifically known as Mentha spicata, which belongs to the Lamiaceae (mint) family. Here's an overview of its origin, history, and plant description:

Plant Description:

  • Appearance: Spearmint is a hardy, perennial herb with bright green, serrated leaves and slender, square stems. It typically grows to a height of about 18-30 inches (45-75 cm).

  • Aroma: The leaves of the spearmint plant emit a fresh, sweet, and minty aroma, which is characteristic of spearmint oil.

  • Flowers: Spearmint produces small, lilac, or pinkish flowers arranged in spikes at the top of the stems during the summer months.

  • Habitat: This mint species is native to Europe and Asia but is now cultivated in many parts of the world. It thrives in temperate climates and is often grown in gardens or as a commercial crop.

History:

  • Ancient Use: Spearmint has a long history of use dating back to ancient civilizations. It was utilized by the Greeks and Romans for its culinary and medicinal properties. They used it as a flavoring agent, in baths, and as a remedy for digestive issues.

  • Colonial America: Spearmint was brought to North America by early European settlers. Native American tribes quickly adopted its use for medicinal purposes.

  • Culinary Use: Spearmint is a popular herb in cooking, adding a refreshing flavor to dishes, beverages, and desserts. It's a key ingredient in mint juleps and traditional Middle Eastern dishes like tabbouleh.

  • Medicinal Use: Spearmint has been used for its medicinal properties, such as aiding digestion, relieving headaches, and promoting relaxation.

  • Aromatherapy: The essential oil extracted from spearmint became popular in aromatherapy for its uplifting and invigorating scent, as well as its potential therapeutic benefits.

Essential Oil Extraction:

  • Spearmint essential oil is extracted from the leaves and flowering tops of the spearmint plant through a steam distillation process.

  • The oil is composed of various chemical compounds, including carvone and limonene, which contribute to its distinct aroma and therapeutic properties.

Today, spearmint oil is widely used in various industries, including aromatherapy, food and beverage, and personal care, thanks to its pleasant scent and potential health benefits. It continues to be a beloved herb with a rich history of culinary, medicinal, and aromatic applications.

Discover the Freshness of doTERRA Spearmint Essential Oil - 100% Pure and Revitalizing. Elevate your well-being with the crisp and invigorating aroma of doTERRA Spearmint. Perfect for aromatherapy, this therapeutic-grade essential oil offers a multitude of benefits, from promoting digestive comfort to revitalizing your senses. Unlock the power of nature's refreshment with doTERRA Spearmint Essential Oil today.
Discover the Freshness of doTERRA Spearmint Essential Oil - 100% Pure and Revitalizing. Elevate your well-being with the crisp and invigorating aroma of doTERRA Spearmint. Perfect for aromatherapy, this therapeutic-grade essential oil offers a multitude of benefits, from promoting digestive comfort to revitalizing your senses. Unlock the power of nature's refreshment with doTERRA Spearmint Essential Oil today.

Take a Closer Look

EXTRACTION METHOD

Steam Distillation

 

AROMATIC DESCRIPTION

Sweet, Minty, Fresh

 

BOTANICAL FAMILY

Laiatae (mint)

 

PLANT PART

Whole plant

 

 

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

  1. Diffusion:  Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice. 

  2. Internal: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid. 

  3. Topical Use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

BENEFITS

  • Digestive Aid: Spearmint oil can help alleviate digestive discomfort, including gas, bloating, and indigestion, when diluted and applied topically or used in aromatherapy.

  • Relief from Head tension: The soothing properties of spearmint oil make it effective in reducing tension. Dilute it and apply it to the temples and massage gently.

  • Stress Reduction: Inhaling the refreshing aroma of spearmint oil can help reduce stress, anxious feelings, and mental fatigue, promoting relaxation and mental clarity.

  • Respiratory Support: Spearmint oil may provide relief from stuffiness when used in steam inhalation or diffused in the air.

  • Skin Care: Spearmint oil has soothing properties that can help with minor skin irritations, blemishes, and itching. It can be diluted and applied topically to affected areas.

 

RECOMMENDED USES

  • Diffuse to uplift mood.

  • Apply to toothbrush before brushing teeth for fresh breath.

  • Add a drop or two to any dessert, drink, salad, or entrée for flavoring and to promote digestion.

  • For occasional stomach upset, add 1–2 drops to water and drink.

 

 

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 other sensitive areas.

10 ways to use spearmint oil
  1. Homemade Toothpaste: Add a drop of Spearmint oil to your homemade toothpaste recipe for a natural and minty-fresh oral care experience.

  2. Flavor Enhancer: Incorporate a drop of Spearmint oil into your recipes, especially in beverages, smoothies, or salad dressings, to infuse a refreshing mint flavor.

  3. Scented Stationery: Dab a few drops of Spearmint oil onto stationery or envelopes for a pleasant and aromatic touch to your letters and cards.

  4. Mood Lifter: Diffuse Spearmint oil during study or work sessions to boost mental clarity, focus, and productivity.

  5. Laundry Freshener: Add a few drops of Spearmint oil to your laundry detergent or dryer balls for naturally scented and fresh-smelling clothes.

  6. Cooling Compress: Create a cooling compress by adding a few drops of Spearmint oil to cold water. Soak a cloth in the mixture and apply to your forehead or the back of your neck for a refreshing sensation.

  7. DIY Potpourri: Make your own potpourri by mixing dried flowers, herbs, and a few drops of Spearmint oil. Place it in a bowl or sachets around your home for a fragrant and refreshing aroma.

  8. Foot Soak: Add a drop or two of Spearmint oil to a basin of warm water and soak your feet to relieve fatigue and refresh tired feet.

  9. Hair and Scalp Refresher: Mix a drop of Spearmint oil with your shampoo to invigorate your scalp and leave your hair smelling minty-fresh.

  10. Natural Pest Repellent: Spearmint oil can help deter ants and other pests. Dilute it with water and spray it around entry points or areas prone to infestations.

diy recipes with spearmint oil

1. Cooling Foot Soak

  • Ingredients:

    • 1/4 cup Epsom salt

    • 2-3 drops of spearmint essential oil

    • 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil

    • Warm water

  • Instructions:

    • Fill a basin with warm water.

    • Add Epsom salt and the essential oils.

    • Stir to dissolve, then soak your feet for a refreshing and relaxing experience.

2. Refreshing Room Spray

  • Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup distilled water

    • 1/2 cup vodka or witch hazel (as a preservative)

    • 10 drops of spearmint essential oil

    • 5 drops of lemon essential oil

  • Instructions:

    • Mix all the ingredients in a spray bottle.

    • Shake well before each use.

    • Spritz the room spray to freshen up your living space.

3. Invigorating Body Scrub

  • Ingredients:

    • 1 cup granulated sugar

    • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)

    • 5-7 drops of spearmint essential oil

    • 5-7 drops of eucalyptus essential oil

  • Instructions:

    • Combine sugar and melted coconut oil in a bowl.

    • Add the essential oils and mix thoroughly.

    • Use this scrub in the shower to exfoliate and invigorate your skin.

4. Stress-Relief Roll-On Blend

  • Ingredients:

    • 10 ml roller bottle

    • 5 drops of spearmint essential oil

    • 5 drops of lavender essential oil

    • Jojoba oil or fractionated coconut oil

  • Instructions:

    • Add the essential oils to the roller bottle.

    • Fill the rest of the bottle with your carrier oil of choice.

    • Apply to pulse points and inhale for relaxation and stress relief.

5. Breath-Freshening Homemade Toothpaste

  • Ingredients:

    • 4 tablespoons of baking soda

    • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil

    • 10 drops of spearmint essential oil

    • 5 drops of tea tree essential oil (optional, for added oral health benefits)

  • Instructions:

    • Mix all the ingredients together to form a toothpaste-like consistency.

    • Store in a small jar or airtight container.

    • Use as you would regular toothpaste for a refreshing oral care experience.

Cooling Foot Soak Recipe with doTERRA spearmint and lavender essential oils and epsom salt
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doTERRA DIY Recipes: Stress Relief Roll on with Spearmint and lavender essential oils
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spiritual & emotional benefits

Spearmint - The Oil of Confident Speech

Discover the Freshness of doTERRA Spearmint Essential Oil - 100% Pure and Revitalizing. Elevate your well-being with the crisp and invigorating aroma of doTERRA Spearmint. Perfect for aromatherapy, this therapeutic-grade essential oil offers a multitude of benefits, from promoting digestive comfort to revitalizing your senses. Unlock the power of nature's refreshment with doTERRA Spearmint Essential Oil today.

Spiritual Benefits:

  1. Purification: Spearmint essential oil is often used in spiritual practices to purify and cleanse spaces, objects, and the self. Its crisp aroma can help dispel negative energies and create a sense of spiritual clarity and purity.

  2. Energetic Balance: Spearmint oil can be used to balance and align the body's energy centers, such as chakras. It is believed to help clear blockages and promote the smooth flow of energy, fostering a sense of harmony and balance within the spirit.

  3. Enhanced Intuition: Some individuals use spearmint oil to enhance their intuition and psychic abilities. Its invigorating scent is thought to sharpen one's awareness and open channels to higher consciousness, aiding in spiritual insights and guidance.

Emotional Benefits:

  1. Stress Reduction: Spearmint essential oil has calming properties that can help alleviate stress and anxious feelings. Inhaling its aroma or using it in aromatherapy can promote emotional relaxation and a sense of tranquility.

  2. Mood Elevation: The refreshing scent of spearmint oil can uplift the mood and combat feelings of sadness or depression. It can stimulate positive emotions and boost overall emotional well-being.

  3. Emotional Release: Spearmint oil is sometimes used to aid in the release of pent-up emotions and emotional blockages. It can be used in meditation or self-care practices to facilitate emotional healing and catharsis.

 

Negative Emotions: Fear of public speaking, nervous, timid, afraid to express opinions

 

Positive Properties: Confidence, articulate speech, clarity, courage

spearmint oil affirmations
  1. "I am filled with clarity and renewed energy, just like the fresh scent of spearmint." Inhale spearmint oil while repeating this affirmation to boost mental clarity and vitality.

  2. "I release stress and tension, allowing spearmint's soothing essence to calm my mind and body." Use spearmint oil during relaxation or meditation while affirming to alleviate stress and promote relaxation.

  3. "I embrace joy and positivity, allowing the invigorating aroma of spearmint to uplift my spirit." Diffuse spearmint oil in your living space as you repeat this affirmation to enhance your mood.

  4. "I am in perfect balance, just like the harmonizing properties of spearmint essential oil." Use spearmint oil during chakra balancing or energy work, affirming your inner equilibrium.

  5. "I trust my intuition and connect with my higher self, guided by the wisdom of spearmint." Apply spearmint oil on your pulse points before meditation or introspection, affirming your connection to your inner wisdom.

Combine these affirmations with deep, mindful breaths and the aroma of spearmint essential oil to reinforce positive thoughts and emotions, fostering a sense of well-being and balance.

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