You’ve probably heard an earful about peppermint oil, and how its minty, refreshing aroma breathes life into a tired soul. But, you’ve probably heard only a whisper of spearmint, an oil that has similar properties to peppermint but milder and safe for the entire family!
The spearmint herb was revered among ancient Greeks, as it brought them restoration from digestive issues including flatulence, colic, nausea, indigestion, and others.
As spearmint promotes healthy respiratory function, it’s a nifty oil to pop out when your sinuses become inflamed. It’s a great way to soothe congested skin, and those throbbing headaches you feel after a long day at the office, is no match for spearmint.
Check out some of our most preferred ways to use spearmint:
- Beat congestion by adding 1 drops of spearmint and 1 drop of frankincense in a bowl of boiling water. Place your head above the bowl, cover with a towel, and inhale deeply.
- Soothe abdominal cramps and spasms by combining 6 drops of spearmint, 2 drops of ginger, and 2 drops of sweet fennel. Dilute in 10ml of carrier oil. Massage over the abdomen.
- Send stress and lethargy packing by placing 3 drops of spearmint with 2 drop of lemongrass in your diffuser. For topical application, combine 2 drops of spearmint, 3 drops of rosemary, and 1 drop of lemongrass. Dilute in 10 ml of carrier oil. Apply behind the ears, over the sternum, and the temples.
If you’re looking for a worthwhile substitute to peppermint oil that’ll boost your respiratory health and soothe digestive issues, spearmint is in it for the long haul.