Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Spearmint - How to Use Spearmint Essential Oil

Spearmint

As a milder alternative to other mint essential oils, Spearmint is gentle enough to use topically or while cooking. It is also available for a limited time in the Sunsational Flavors Kit!

Primary Benefits


  • Promotes digestion and helps reduce occasional stomach upset*
  • Promotes a sense of focus and uplifts mood
  • Cleanses the mouth and promotes fresh breath


Description

Spearmint is a perennial plant that grows 11–40 inches tall and flourishes in temperate climates. It is widely used in gums, candies, and dental products for its minty taste, and to promote fresh breath. Spearmint has been used for centuries for its digestive benefits. Its sweet, refreshing aroma is cleansing and uplifting, making it ideal to evoke a sense of focus and positive mood. Spearmint is very different from Peppermint, making it a milder option to use on children and those with sensitive skin. In cooking, Spearmint is frequently used in salads, drinks, and desserts, but it can also be used in homemade salad dressings and to marinate meats.


Uses


Aromatically

  • Diffuse to uplift mood. Check out these Winter Diffuser Blends or Summer Diffuser Blends to get some ideas. 
  • For a boost of confidence, diffuse a few drops in the diffuser of your choice.
  • To help keep away insects.
  • Add a drop to the shower for a refreshing aroma.
  • Spearmint is the Oil of Confident Speech. It helps with clarity of thought and confident verbal expression. Anyone who has a fear of public speaking or does not speak clearly needs this oil.


Internally

  • Add 1–2 drops to baked goods, beverages, and homemade chewing gum.
  • Place 1-2 drops in a veggie cap for the occasional stomach upset.
  • For occasional stomach upset, add 1–2 drops to water and drink*
  • Add a drop or two to any dessert, drink, salad, or entrée for flavoring and to promote digestion*


Topically

  • Apply to toothbrush before brushing teeth for fresh breath.
  • Massage over the heart, on the soles of the feet, or on the back of the neck during times of stress and tension.
  • Too much time in the sun? Make this easy DIY Cooling Aloe Lotion
  • Add to lotion or coconut oil and apply to skin for a pleasantly soothing experience. 
  • Add a few drops to bathwater for a relaxing and cooling bath.
  • Make your own foaming hand soap. One of my favorite blends is Spearmint & Eucalyptus. Here are some other great Winter Scented DIY Moisturizing Foaming Hand Soap ideas. Or check out these Christmas Foaming Hand Soap Recipes
  • Apply to skin to helps reduce the appearance of blemishes. Check out these Zit Zappers


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