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Most of use are familiar with the aroma and taste of spearmint. I enjoy its naturally sweet and minty taste. It is used to flavor gum, toothpaste, breathe mints, tea, and much more. Like many of the other plants from which essential oils are derived, humans have utilized Spearmint for centuries. In the Middle Ages, it was scattered on floors to help repel rodents and to encourage good health. I'm sure if it kept away rodents, they had a much better shot at staying healthy! Today, Spearmint Essential Oil is primarily used as a breath freshener, to promote healthy digestion, to relieve occasional stomach upset, and to uplift the mood.* For children and those with sensitivities, it is a milder alternative to Peppermint.
- Diffuse Spearmint for a boost of confidence when needed. Wear a piece of diffuser jewelry to take that confidence with you.
- Add 1-2 drops of Spearmint to a veggie capsule for occasional stomach upset.*
- When experiencing periodic stomach discomfort or after eating a large meal, dilute one drop of Spearmint oil in 4 oz of liquid and drink.*
- Apply a drop of Spearmint to your toothbrush for fresh breath. It is an ideal essential oil to incorporate into oral care routines due to its ability to freshen breath and cleanse the mouth.
- Massage over the heart, on the soles of the feet, or on the back of the neck during times of stress and tension. Dilute with fractionated coconut oil to avoid skin sensitivities.
- Add to drop of Spearmint to lotion and apply to skin for a pleasantly soothing experience.
- Add a few drops of Spearmint to your bathwater for a relaxing and cooling bath.
- Diffuse when you are feeling down to energize and uplift.
- When working or studying for long stretches or time, diffuse Spearmint to promote a sense of focus.
- For a delicious, minty flavor, add 1-2 drops of Spearmint to any dessert, drink, salad, or entrée. When added to non-baked or non-cooked foods, Spearmint will not only serve as a flavoring, it will also aid in digestion.*
Spearmint Breath Spray
(IMAGE BY DOTERRA. RECIPE BY FROM DOTERRA.)
Anyone remember Binaca Breath Spray? Apparently, it's still around, but I feel like it was having a moment when I was a teenager. I remember it being very strong and tasting of chemicals. A better option is this natural DIY breath spray with Spearmint Essential Oil.
- Place 3–5 drops of essential oil into your spray bottle.
- Fill the remainder of the bottle with distilled water.
- Shake well to combine and spritz in mouth for a refreshing burst of flavor.
Note: Other suggested essential oils are Peppermint and Cinnamon Bark. Peppermint ha a clean, fresh and minty flavor, while Spearmint is minty, slightly fruity, and milder. Cinnamon Bark takes on a warmer, spicy flavor.
*THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE, OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.