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15% Off - Spearmint

· Essential Oils

This month only, you save 15% off Spearmint pure essential oil! Spearmint is milder and sweeter than other mint oils, and can be used for energizing and supporting the digestive tract. Spearmint's main properties make it antiseptic, decongestant, digestive, nervine and spasmolytic. That means this underrated essential oil is incredibly versatile! I say underrated because I've never been a fan of spearmint gum, I always much preferred the taste of wintergreen, so when I first tried Spearmint oil, I didn't like it!  But they say that if you don't like an oil, that means you need it most. So I keep using it, and now it's one of the first ones I go to when I need a pick-me-up. Read on to find out how to use this amazing helper.

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Spearmint is a perennial plant that grows 11–40 inches tall and flourishes in temperate climates. I have a ton of Spearmint in my yard, it grows and spreads like a weed! It is widely used in gums, candies, and dental products for its minty taste, and to promote fresh breath. Spearmint has been used internally for centuries for its digestive benefits. Its sweet, refreshing aroma is uplifting, making it ideal to diffuse while working or studying. Spearmint oil is very different from Peppermint, making it a milder option to use topically 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.

  • Spearmint has cleansing properties that make it especially useful as a surface cleaner. Add to a spray bottle with water to create a refreshing surface cleanser.
  • Use it in the kitchen and bathroom to help eliminate odors and leave a clean, minty scent behind. 
  • One of my favorite diffuser blends for the kitchen is simply 3 drops each of Spearmint, Wild Orange and Lime!
  • It's ideal for nausea, just inhale 1-2 drops from cupped hands, or rub over your stomach.
  • Spearmint oil is popular as a seasoning in marinades, desserts, candy, condiments, and summertime drinks like mint-lemonades and mojitos. Try adding it to your own recipes for a refreshing change in flavor and boost for your internal health.
  • Please make sure that the Spearmint you are using is tested and found to be 100% pure!! And please dilute with a carrier oil if using topically, especially when using on children. 

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Spearmint has been found to improve metabolism of carbohydrates in insulin-resistant patients, improve age-associated memory impairment and reduce inflammation.

Some of Spearmint’s primary constituents include carvone (which may support nervous system health) and limonene (which is responsible for the uplifting benefits of citrus oils), neither of which are present in high quantities in Peppermint. Carvone makes Spearmint an energizing oil. Use it to feel energized when public speaking and voicing opinions.

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They call Spearmint the Oil of Confident Speech, because it inspires clarity of thought and confident verbal expression.  Do you hide your thoughts, opinions and ideas, withhold your voice when there is something you want to say? I do. A lot.  And I know I shouldn't, but I was raised in a "peace at all costs" environment, so I have felt that my thoughts and voice don't matter.  As a result, at times it's very hard for me to articulate my thoughts.  This blog actually is another exercise for me to overcome that!! My husband has been so helpful in encouraging me to speak my thoughts, and he'll tell you that I am SO much better than when we first met, but sometimes I still need extra time to put my thoughts to words. If you've read this far, thank you!

Anyways, according to the Essential Emotions book (9th edition), Spearmint

...encourages inner clarity about one's personal convictions and opinions. It then assists individuals in translating that inner clarity into words.

Spearmint can be a helpful remedy for those who struggle with communicating clearly cleary for a wide range of reasons, from feeling scattered and inarticulate to stumbling over words.  Do you need help becoming emotionally clear about what you want to say? Get out your Spearmint oil, roll a little on your wrists and the back of your neck, inhale deeply from the bottle, then say it. In short, Spearmint can help you access your inner light and convey that light to the world with clarity and confidence. I can tell you that I will be using it much more after learning all of this!

Another tip:  whenever you are using essential oils in emotional healing work, rub a drop of your chosen oil onto the bottoms of your big toes. Why? It corresponds to the brain in reflexology and gets those little molecules to the right synapses quickly.

Need some more recipes? Try these:

Happy Kids Mist

10 drops Spearmint

10 drops Tangerine

5 drops Geranium

Combine essential oils in a 50mL glass mist bottle and fill with water.  Shake and spritz around your  hildren's playroom to brighten their room.

Relaxing Minty Bath Salts

10 drops Spearmint

10 drops Clary Sage

10 drops Lavender

1 cup (8oz) Epsom Salts

Combine all ingredients into a sealable glass jar and mix well. Fill your bathtub with warm water and add 2-5 tbsp of the mixture.

Need more info? Here are some examples of recent research on Spearmint:

Pharmacological Evaluation of Mentha spicata L. and Plantago major L., Medicinal Plants Used to Treat Anxiety and Insomnia in Colombian Caribbean Coast

Have you used Spearmint essential oil yet? Tell me in the comments what you noticed most about it!

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