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The Essential Oil of Spearmint is extracted by steam distillation of flowering tops of the spearmint plant. Although its aroma is similar to that of peppermint, due to the presence of menthol, its menthol content is negligible as compared to that of peppermint oil. Spearmint oil has been a substitute for peppermint when it is unavailable, and possesses similar medicinal properties, due to the presence of similar compounds in its essential oil. The various medicinal properties of spearmint essential oil can be found below.


  1. Antiseptic

 This oil works well as an antiseptic for wounds and ulcers, protecting them from becoming septic or developing other infections, while also helping them to heal faster. These antiseptic properties are due to the presence of components like Menthol, Myrcene and Caryophyllene.


Using Spearmint Soap helps to keep the body clean and free of infections.


  1. Antispasmodic

This property of Essential Oil of Spearmint comes from its menthol content, which has a relaxing and cooling effect on the nerves and muscles, and helps to relax contractions in the case of spasms.  Therefore, it is frequently prescribed to provide effective relief from spasmodic coughs, aches, pulling sensations and aches in the abdominal region and intestines. This includes the ability to soothe muscle strains or cramps, nervous convulsions, and even spasmodic cholera.


Lemon Essential Oil also has antispasmodic properties.

  1. Disinfectant

The antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties of Essential Oil of Spearmint make it a disinfectant. It can help get rid of both internal and external infections. It is particularly effective in protecting internal wounds and ulcers, like those in the stomach, food pipe, and intestines, from infections. In ancient Greece, it was used to treat infectious diseases like Scabies, Dermatitis, Athlete’s Foot, Syphilis, Gonorrhea and other infectious or transmittable diseases.


Spearmint Lotion helps to get rid of both internal and external infections


  1. Carminative

The relaxing properties of Essential Oil of Spearmint induce relaxation in the intestines and muscles of the abdominal region, thereby helping the gases formed in stomach and intestines to pass out of the body naturally. This provides relief from many health concerns, including uneasiness and restlessness, insomnia, headaches, stomachaches, indigestion, loss of appetite, chest pain, vomiting, cramps and other related symptoms.


Peppermint Essential Oil has carminative properties. 


  1. Cephalic

This oil has a relaxing and cooling effect on the brain, which removes stress on our cognitive center. It helps people to concentrate, and since it is a cephalic substance, it helps to cure headaches and other stress related neural problems.


Massaging the head with De-Stressing Massage Oil helps to promote circulation in the scalp and thereby relieving stress and headache.


  1. Emenagogue

Problems with menstruation, such as irregular periods, obstructed menses and early menopause can be solved with the help of this essential oil. It promotes the secretion of hormones like estrogen, which facilitates menstruation and ensures good uterine and sexual health. This also delays the onset of menopause and relieves certain symptoms associated with menstruation like nausea, fatigue, and pain in the lower abdominal region.


Using diluted Sandalwood Essential Oil helps to relieve of menstrual pain and cramps.


  1. Stimulant

This essential oil stimulates the secretion of hormones and the discharge of enzymes, gastric juices and bile, while also stimulating nerves and brain function, and promoting good blood circulation. This keeps the metabolic activity at a high rate and also boosts the strength of the immune system because stimulating blood circulation boosts immunity and toxin removal.


Lavender Essential Oil is also known for have stimulating effect.


  1. Insecticide

Spearmint essential oil is an effective insecticide and keeps away mosquitoes, white ants, ants, flies, and moths. It can also be safely applied on the skin for protection against mosquito bites. Spearmint essential oil is sometimes used in mosquito repellant creams, mats, and fumigants.

Insecticide have a unique blend of plant extracts and aromatic oils which are known repelling insects such as ants, house flies, small cockroaches, small insects and mosquitoes.


The Essential Oil of Spearmint is fat lower in menthol content; it can be safely given to children to relieve their various ailments. There are no reported dangers of using this essential oil, but as an emenagogue, pregnant women should not take it. Overall spearmint oil is good for the overall health and protection of the brain as well.




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