Spearmint Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Mentha Spicata
Composition of Oil: Carvone, Limonene, Dihydrocarvone, Octanol, Methone, and 1,8-Cineole
Plant Part: Leaves and Flowers/Buds
Scent: Minty, Fresh, and perhaps Slightly Fruity
Perfumery Note: Top/Middle
Initial Aroma Strength: Medium
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Historical Background of Spearmint Essential Oil
Spearmint essential oil is extracted from a plant which is a species of mint and botanically known as “Mentha Spicata.” The leaves of this plant have been used as a natural flavoring additive in traditional recipes and herbal teas in many countries. The plant is native to southern temperate Asia (including India) and Europe but is now cultivated in countries like North and South America, China, Ireland, and northern and southern Africa.
We provide you with the Indian variety of Spearmint essential oil which has built its reputation as one of the top-listed Spearmint essential oil varieties. We steam distill the leaves and flowers of the plant and obtain pure Spearmint essential oil which has a clear color and an aromatic profile of fresh, minty, earthy, and slightly fruity odor.
Ancient Uses of Spearmint Essential Oil
The very first use of Spearmint by our ancestors can be a surprising one for you. At the time when there were no chemically produced insecticides, people often used Spearmint leaves and Spearmint essential oil as a natural insecticide. Spearmint essential oil proved to be an effective thing to keep humans and animals safe from mosquitoes and other insects. Additionally, this oil was also very helpful for people with headache, fever, severe cold or flu, bad digestion, and weak immune system.
Modern Uses of Spearmint Essential Oil
Like other essential oils, scientists also did extensive research on Spearmint essential oil. Modern people started using Spearmint essential oil when they found that scientific research supports the usefulness of the oil. The versatility of Spearmint essential oil is accredited by the presence of some chemical components in it. Let’s take a look at a few of them.
- Carvone – Carvone is a powerful main constituent in the oil and it helps boost mental health and cognitive strength. It also lowers the chances of tumors, thus Spearmint essential oil can be used for these purposes.
- Limonene – Limonene helps reduce stress and anxiety and increase mental and physical relaxation. Spearmint essential oil is now used for these two purposes as well.
- Dihydrocarvone – Dihydrocarvone gives Spearmint essential oil its unique refreshing that’s why people are using the oil as a flavoring additive.
- Methone – Methone has a calming and cooling effect on mind and body. When Spearmint essential oil is applied to the places that you feel pain, it helps reducing pain by directly impacting positively on your mind.
Because Spearmint essential oil has the ability to relieve stress and anxiety, so you can diffuse it for a pleasant atmosphere whenever you like. The diffusion of this oil can give you plenty of benefits. Moreover, Spearmint essential oil is a powerful fighter against mosquitos, you can make a spray blend and use it in and around your house to get rid of mosquitos.
Best Blending Partners for Spearmint Essential Oil
Spearmint essential oil can blend well with a large number of essential oils including but not limited to Basil, Peppermint, Lavender, Rosemary, and Eucalyptus.
Effective Blend for Mosquito
- Spearmint essential oil = 8 drops
- Lavender essential oil = 6 drops
This blend contains only two oils but is a powerful mixture for repelling mosquitoes. Mix this blend with a half glass of water and make a spray bottle and use it when necessary.
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Caution: Beware of excessive use as it may lead to nausea and headaches. For topical use, always dilute the oil with a carrier oil. We do not suggest the internal use of any essential oils. Keep it out of children’s reach. It is not recommended for a pregnant woman without a proper prescription by a specialist.