Organic Spearmint Oil-
Aroma: Sweet, minty, refreshing
Aromatherapy Benefits: Cooling, stimulating
Corresponding Element: Water
Corresponding Planet: Venus, Mercury
Benefits: Spearmint oil has been shown to strongly inhibit muscle contractions in the digestive tract, making it beneficial in the treatment of many digestive issues including IBS, bloating, nausea and vomiting. It is high in antioxidants, and shows excellent antioxidant activity towards free radicals. It may also be useful in treating hormone imbalance in women, as it has been shown to decrease male hormones like testosterone while increasing female hormones necessary for ovulation. It may also reduce the overgrowth of facial hair on women. It has been shown to be effective against several types of bacterial infections and works against certain bacteria that cause food born illnesses including E. coli and Listeria. Among its many other uses, it may help to lower blood pressure, improve arthritis pain, and reduce stress.
Energetic Uses: Used to uplift the energy of both living beings and spaces, spearmint attracts clean, positive vibrations. It brings peace and happiness, and promotes mental alertness.
History and Folklore: A common flavoring agent in foods and scent in toiletries, spearmint's use dates as far back as 400 BC. It is believed to convey wisdom, and was known from ancient times as an herb of hospitality.
Primary Chakra Activation: 3rd (solar plexus), 5th (throat), 6th (third eye)
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam distilled
Cautions: Dilute well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with mucous membranes and eyes should be avoided.