How to Use Spearmint Essential Oil

Physical benefits of spearmint essential oil

Spearmint essential oil safely provides the universal benefits of the mint family of essential oils without the cautions associated with peppermint (raising blood pressure) and wintergreen (thinning the blood). Spearmint oil is energizing, harmonizes the immune system, balances the hormones, and supports digestion. Spearmint helps boost slower metabolism and is the mint oil of choice for longterm weight management and insulin resistance.*

For a morning or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, add a few drops of spearmint to a glass of water. Always add your oils to the bottom of a glass, ceramic coffee cup, or stainless steel container before adding your high-quality filtered or spring water to encourage the oil to mix with the water. Make sure your spearmint is approved by both the FDA and manufacturer for internal use.*

The mint oils provide the raw materials the body needs to complete a healthy and normal inflammatory cycle for tissue repair. Spearmint is cooling and relaxes the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Spearmint promotes collagen production that supports the regeneration of connective tissue and bone.*

Spearmint can be diluted and applied topically to ease occasional cramping in the stomach and intestines, and during the menstrual period. Spearmint holds the same cautions as the other mint oils and should be avoided with children under the age of two and diluted for children under six years of age.*

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Emotional benefits of spearmint essential oil

Spearmint essential oil aids communication and the clear expression of ideas by releasing emotional tension, cooling heated emotions, and energizing the spirit. Since spearmint has both stimulating and relaxing properties, feelings are easily held in check while working through heated situations or times of conflict.*

Spearmint’s downward motion helps the mind connect with the body to implement ideas into actions. Starting the day with a few drops of spearmint oil can bring emotional and mental clarity to work, creative projects, and problem-solving while boosting your productivity. Your feet initiate the steps you take along your soul’s journey and applying a few drops of spearmint to the soles of the feet can help motivate you to get moving along your life path.*

*Statements in this paragraph have not been evaluated by the FDA.

Always discuss with your medical doctor before using any alternative medicines, natural supplements, or vitamins. All information and content provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. This information is not intended to treat or diagnose a health problem or disease.

Spearmint essential oil research articles:

A study shows a comparison of the antibacterial effects of essential oils (lemon balm, spearmint, and coriander) and potential to investigate a new treatment for IBS

Thompson A, Meah D, Ahmed N, Conniff-Jenkins R, Chileshe E, Phillips CO, Claypole TC, Forman DW, Row PE. Comparison of the antibacterial activity of essential oils and extracts of medicinal and culinary herbs to investigate potential new treatments for irritable bowel syndrome. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013 Nov 28;13:338. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-13-338. PubMed PMID: 24283351; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4220539.


A research study demonstrates that spearmint essential oil has treatment potential for PCOS through inhibition of testosterone and restoration of follicular development in ovarian tissue

Ataabadi, M. S., Alaee, S., Bagheri, M. J., & Bahmanpoor, S. (2017, December). Role of Essential Oil of Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) in Addressing Reverse Hormonal and Folliculogenesis Disturbances in a Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in a Rat Model. Retrieved August 4, 2018, from


A study concludes that peppermint and spearmint essential oils are safe and effective for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting

Tayarani-Najaran Z, Talasaz-Firoozi E, Nasiri R, Jalali N, Hassanzadeh M. Antiemetic activity of volatile oil from Mentha spicata and Mentha × piperita in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Ecancermedicalscience. 2013;7:290. doi: 10.3332/ecancer.2013.290. Epub 2013 Jan 31. PubMed PMID: 23390455; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3562057.


A study examines the inhibition of peppermint and spearmint essential oils on the growth of pathogenic bacteria

(AGR:IND43775334) Chanwitheesuk A, Terrawutgulrag A, Rakariyatham N. Food Chem [2005] (AGR:IND44147633) Agarwal Neeta, Shekhar Chandra, Kumar Ravindra, Chaudhary LC, Kamra DN. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. [2009] (AGR:IND44590875) Benchaar C, Greathead H. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. [2011] (PMID:25083070) Takeuchi H, Trang VT, Morimoto N, Nishida Y, Matsumura Y, Sugiura T. World J. Gastroenterol. [2014] (PMID:26681861) Kush A, Thakur R, Patil SD, Paul ST, Kakanur M. Contemp Clin Dent [2015]


A study examines spearmint essential oil for anti-spamotic effects 

Souza FV, da Rocha MB, de Souza DP, Marçal RM. (-)-Carvone: antispasmodic effect and mode of action. Fitoterapia. 2013 Mar;85:20-4. doi: 10.1016/j.fitote.2012.10.012. Epub 2012 Oct 24. PubMed PMID: 23103297.