Spearmint is a wonderful child safe oil from the same family as peppermint. Spearmint Oil was traditionally used to scent bath water and was used to aid digestion. Today, Spearmint Oil is commonly used as flavoring agent especially in gum and toothpaste. When diluted in carrier oil and applied to the abdomen, it can help relieve a queasy stomach and bloating. When diffused, Spearmint Essential Oil is uplifting, reduces emotional agitation, improves concentration and eases physical tension in the head and neck.
Spearmint plant is believed to have originated from the Mediterranean region, it was widely used in Greece. Spearmint Essential Oil is obtained from the bright green Mentha Spicata herb, and its name is derived from the fact that it has pointed, spear-shaped leaves.
Spearmint Essential Oil is obtained from the steam distillation of the Spearmint plant’s leaves, stems and/or flowering tops. The extracted essential oils range in color from clear and colorless to a pale yellow or pale olive. Its scent is fresh and herbaceous.
Spearmint essential oil scent is softer and its effects are milder. For this reason, it has earned the nickname “the gentler mint” Spearmint is the ideal Mint-related option for children, the elderly and those with sensitive skin.
Uses of Spearmint Essential Oil
a) Alleviating Respiratory Problems
Spearmint essential oil contains menthol which is perfect for relieving respiratory problems caused by colds, allergies, bronchitis and asthma. Inhaling the essential oil clears the congestion in the sinuses and in the respiratory system. When used in aromatherapy, Spearmint oil is said to help reduce nasal congestion caused by the excessive buildup of phlegm and mucus in the nose and throat, thereby promoting easier breathing due to the decongestant and anti-inflammatory properties.
b) Promotes Good Oral Hygiene
Spearmint is the main ingredient in toothpastes and mouthwashes. Menthol, the volatile compound responsible for the coolness of spearmint essential oil, possesses antibacterial properties that kill harmful microbes. It also freshens the breath while disinfecting the mouth. Spearmint essential oil can be added to your toothpaste or gargled. Adding 3 drops of spearmint essential oil to two teaspoons of coconut oil can be an effective alternative to alcohol-based mouthwash.
c) Relieves Stress and Anxiety
Spearmint essential oil has been widely used in aromatherapy to provide a calming and soothing effect that relaxes tense muscles all over the body thanks to its menthol compound. Spearmint essential oil enhances concentration and heals headaches and other neural related problems caused by stress Inhaling spearmint essential oil is known to induce positive feelings hence boosting one’s mood and thought to fight away nervousness and anxiety.
d) Relieves Pain
Spearmint essential oil has analgesic qualities that are helpful in treating tension, hormonal headaches and sinuses. When diluted with carrier oils like Sweet Almond, Grapeseed or Evening Primrose, Spearmint oil can be applied in massages to relieve aches and pains including menstrual and abdominal pain. Spearmint anti-inflammatory as well as its cooling properties make it it suitable for soothing aching muscles and joints. Consider some massage with Spearmint after a long day at work, after a workout or when experiencing arthritis pain.
e) Acts as a Cleaning Solution
Spearmint Oil can be combined with baking soda, liquid castile soap, and warm water to create a natural and effective home cleaning paste. Allow the paste to sit on the surface for a few minutes, scrub with a sponge then rinse off with water. To repel ants and flies, spray spearmint diluted in water around the house, especially around windows and doors. Spearmint Oil can be combined with vinegar and water for a floor cleaning solution that is safe for wood, concrete, or tiles.
f) Relieves skin irritation
The anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties of the spearmint essential oil can be used in the treatment of skin conditions such as psoriasis and acne. It can also effectively treat fungal infections like athlete’s foot, jock itch and nail fungus. Spearmint Oil can relieve skin irritations such as itchiness and insect bites.
g) Acts as a Stimulant
Spearmint essential oil stimulates the production and secretion of hormones in the body. It also stimulates both the brain and nerve function and helps to promote blood circulation. The essential oil also keeps the metabolism of your body at a high rate and helps to boost the function and strength of the immune system. Improved blood circulation helps in toxin removal and enhances the performance of your immune system. Much of the emotional and physical wellbeing of humans is reliant on having a proper hormonal balance. Spearmint oil helps the endocrine system in regulating the levels of different hormones in the body and keeping them balanced. This is very helpful in not only balancing metabolism but also interrupting the causes of polycystic ovary syndrome in women.
We deliver Spearmint Essential Oil countrywide. Within Nairobi and its environs, we charge Ksh 300 for all orders handled by our rider and Ksh 250 for all prepaid orders handled by our selected courier – Fargo Courier. All orders outside Nairobi county are handled by our selected courier – Fargo Courier and are delivered the Next Working Day (Monday to Saturday). Some of our popular delivery locations for Spearmint Oil include: Nairobi, The CBD, Upperhill, South B, Lavington, Spring Valley, Loresho, Westlands, Kilimani, Parklands, Langata, Embakasi, Kasarani, Dagoretti, Kileleshwa, Karen, Ongata Rongai, Ruaka, Imara Daima, Syokimau, South C, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kiambu, Thika, Murang’a, Nyeri, Kericho, Machakos, Athi River, Kajiado, Kitengela, Isiolo, Kwale, Diani, Kilifi, Vipingo, Malindi, Nyali and Bungoma.