Speak your Truth with Spearmint Essential Oil
It can be hard to find our voice.
Use or voice.
Especially when we need to have difficult conversations.
Or when we step onto a stage.
They say the second greatest fear is Public Speaking.
Spearmint can help you sift through your thoughts, provide clarity and allow you to speak your authentic truth.
Learn more about Spearmint Essential Oil (Mentha spicata)
There are hundreds of varieties of mint, but one of the oldest and most popular is spearmint. Although sometimes confused with Peppermint, Spearmint is chemically distinct and contains only a hint of the menthol that dominates Peppermint’s flavor. Spearmint is a milder and sweeter mint—a great option for children or for those with sensitive skin. 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.
Spearmint essential oil is common in dental products since it has mild cleansing properties and promotes fresh breath. Add a drop to your toothpaste for a minty boost or add to a glass of water and use as a mouthwash. Spearmint is also soothing to the digestive system and is often taken in water for overall digestive support.* Take a drop or two in a veggie capsule to ease digestive discomfort.*
Emotionally, Spearmint brings clarity and promotes a sense of focus. It blends well with many other oils, including Lavender, Basil, and Rosemary. For a boost of confidence, increased mental clarity, and a pleasing aroma, diffuse a few drops of Spearmint. To apply topically, dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Add Spearmint to doTERRA Hand & Body Lotion for a refreshing, energizing experience.
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.
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.*
Spearmint is native to parts of Asia and the Mediterranean and has been a favorite for thousands of years. Ancient Romans scented baths with spearmint because of its sweet smell and uplifting effects. doTERRA Spearmint essential oil is distilled from true spearmint leaves (Mentha spicata) that are grown and harvested in India, where spearmint is popularly used in chutney.
Primary Benefits of Spearmint Essential Oil
Promotes digestion and helps reduce occasional stomach upset*
Promotes a sense of focus and uplifts mood
Cleanses the mouth and promotes fresh breath
Helps with indigestion and nausea
Use topically to reduce the appearance of acne and scars
Reduce depression and calm anxious feelings
Increase mental and physical energy
Boost of confidence
Increase mental clarity
Helps relieve head tension
Use to feel refreshed and renewed
Ways to Use Spearmint Essential Oil
Diffuse to uplift mood
Apply to toothbrush before brushing teeth for fresh breath
Add a drop or two to any dessert, drink, salad, or entrée for flavoring and to promote digestion*
For occasional stomach upset, add 1–2 drops to water and drink*
Directions for Using Spearmint Essential Oil:
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Cautions when using Spearmint Essential Oil
Possible skin sensitivity.
Keep out of reach of children.
If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
Aromatic Description: Sweet, minty, fresh
Collection Method: Steam Distillation
Main Constituents: Carvone, limonene, 1, 8-cineole, β-myrcene
The Spearmint plant, Mentha spicata, is an herbaceous perennial that is a member of the Lamiaceae plant family. This plant is characterized by its ovate to lanceolate dark green leaves, and its terminal spikes wherefrom grow tiny, lilac, pink, and white flowers. The leaves of this plant can be highly fragrant.2
Chemistry of Spearmint Oil
Main Chemical Components: carvone, limonene, 1, 8-cineole, β-myrcene
The main chemical component of Spearmint is carvone. Carvone has a monoterpene backbone and is part of the ketone functional group. Carvone contains energizing properties that strongly contribute to Spearmint’s mood-uplifting abilities. According to a recently published study by Brazilian neuroscientists, the type of carvone ((R)-(-)-carvone) found in Spearmint demonstrated, in an experimental preclinical study, a statistically significant calming effect against a heightened state of excitement.3* This contributes to the belief that Spearmint may support healthy nervous system function.* To learn more about Carvone or other chemical components found in doTERRA essential oils, visit the doTERRA Science Blog.
Additional Uses and Benefits of Spearmint Essential Oil:
One of the strongest benefits of Spearmint oil is that it promotes digestion and helps reduce occasional stomach upset.* When experiencing periodic stomach discomfort or after eating a large meal, dilute one drop of Spearmint oil in 4 fl. oz of liquid and drink. Spearmint oil can also be taken internally by dropping the oil into a Veggie Capsule and ingesting.
Feeling the blues? Try using some Spearmint oil to brighten up your day. Spearmint oil consists of chemical components such as carvone and limonene. These organic constituents have energizing and uplifting properties. Use Spearmint oil topically or aromatically to receive the mood uplifting benefits of these components.
After reading or studying for long amounts of time, use Spearmint essential oil topically to help promote a sense of focus. Diffusing Spearmint oil will also help promote a sense of focus and will help uplift mood. For the best diffuser results, place three to four drops of Spearmint oil into the diffuser of your choice and enjoy the minty aroma as it elevates your mind and mood.
Before leaving your house for the day, apply Spearmint essential oil to your toothbrush before you brush your teeth. Once you’ve bushed your teeth, you will be ready to take on the day with fresh breath and a hint of mint in your mouth. Spearmint oil is an ideal essential oil to incorporate in oral care routines due to its ability to freshen breath and cleanse the mouth.
Please your taste buds and your stomach by adding Spearmint oil to your kitchen creations. For a delicious, minty flavor, add one or two drops of Spearmint oil into any dessert, drink, salad, or entrée. When added to non-baked or non-cooked foods, Spearmint oil will not just serve as a flavoring, it will also aid in digestion.*
Because teas were not taxed by the English around the time of the American Revolution, mint teas became a popular drink in North America. Spearmint was even used as a prominent cash crop in Connecticut during this time.
Oils that Blend Well with Spearmint Oil
Emotional Benefits of Spearmint Essential Oil: The Oil of Confident Speech
Inspires clarity of thought and confident verbal expression.
Promotes confidence to express oneself verbally especially when speaking in front of groups.
Infuses an individual with confidence to speak their values and opinions.
Assists individuals in becoming emotionally clear about what they want to say and then saying it.