Spearmint Essential Oil Uses
August 3, 2015
This entry was posted by Rocky Mountain Oils.

 

Spearmint oil (Mentha spicata) has a lighter, brighter scent to it than Peppermint. It is gentler, but they can be interchanged. 

Combines Well With

Peppermint, Lavender, Orange, Lemon, Lime, Tangerine, Jasmine, Eucalyptus, Basil, Rosemary

Points of Interest

  • Can be a mild irritant or sensitizer so avoid in baths or massage if you have sensitive or allergy-prone skin.
  • Soothes and calms temporary feelings of frustration.
  • Brings inner tranquility.
  • Encourages new ideas and inner clarity.
  • Repels insects.

Ways to Use It

  • To help support a restful night, diffuse or vaporize 3 drops Spearmint and 3 drops Lemon beside your bed every night.
  • You can also interchange it with Peppermint. Check the recipes listed on the Peppermint article for more fun. You can use whichever of the two has the scent you want the most in the blend.

Mainly you should inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel. That's a great way to get started. And have fun with it!

Recipes

Here are a few recipes involving Spearmint oil. To check for more, you can click on Spearmint in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it.

*Please note: With any recipe's involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Tummy Blend

  • 6 drops Spearmint
  • 4 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O. (Fractionated Coconut Oil)

Massage blend into abdominal area using clockwise strokes, twice a day.

Even Out Feelings Bath

  • 2 drops Spearmint
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Add formula to a warm/hot bath and soak for at least 20 minutes. Can also dissolve formula into 1 cup Epsom salts and add to bath water to soften skin and remove impurities.

Travel Comfortably Mist Spray

  • 50 drops Spearmint
  • 45 drops Melissa
  • 30 drops Cinnamon Bark
  • 20 drops Lemongrass
  • 20 drops Cypress
  • 10 drops Allspice
  • 4 ounces Pure Water

Combine all ingredients in a 4 ounce, fine mist spray bottle. Shake well before every use. Use before and during the trip as necessary to help make traveling more comfortable. Can refill the water 3-5 times before needing to refill the oils.

Refreshing Mist Spray

  • 50 drops Pink Grapefruit
  • 50 drops Lemon
  • 50 drops Spearmint
  • 4 ounces Pure Water

Combine all ingredients in a 4 ounce, fine mist spray bottle. Shake well before every use. Can refill the water 3-5 times before needing to refill the oils.

Refreshing Massage Blend

  • 5 drops Spearmint
  • 3 drops Basil
  • 3 drops Lime
  • 3 drops Rosemary
  • 3 drops Eucalyptus Globulus
  • 3 drops Bergamot
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage formula into the back of the neck, the shoulders, and along the back.

Foot Powder

  • 60 drops Spearmint
  • 40 drops Red Mandarin
  • 20 drops Geranium
  • 1/2 cup Corn Starch

Pour corn starch into a wide mouthed glass jar. Add oils. Tighten the cap and allow the foot powder to sit for at least 24 hours before using. Shake well before using. Before applying the powder, massage the following blend into the bottom of your feet:

  • 5 drops Grapeseed oil
  • 3 drops Balsam of Peru

Refreshing Bath

  • 4 drops Spruce
  • 4 drops Geranium
  • 4 drops Spearmint
  • 2 drops Juniper Berries
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba, Hazelnut, Grapeseed, Sweet Almond, or Sesame oil

Add formula to a warm/hot bath and soak for 30 minutes. Can also dissolve the formula into 1 cup epsom salts and add to bath water to soften skin and remove impurities.

Minty Diffusion

  • 5 drops Peppermint
  • 5 drops Spearmint
  • 2 drops Balsam of Peru

Add to your diffuser or vaporizer to help freshen the air and brighten your room.

And Lastly

Spearmint oil is delightfully yummy to smell and fun to use. How do you like to use it? Please share in our comment section down below.

 

Disclaimer: Rocky Mountain Oils is not liable for any damage caused by use of these recipes. Each recipe was tested by employees of RMO and did not cause damage to home or person, but we still implore our customers to use caution before trying a recipe in their home. Test recipes on small areas before applying them to the entire surface and do not apply recipes to areas that are potentially sensitive (i.e. priceless Victorian tubs, Baby Grand pianos, etc.).

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