Spearmint Essential Oil
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(Mentha spicata)GC/MS Key Constituents:
trans-carvyl acetate 0.13%
Plant Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from leaves (organically grown but not certified).
Selah oil blends that contain Spearmint essential oil:
Digestive oils which help to combat nausea and morning sickness include lemon, peppermint, spearmint and ginger (Price, 243).
Acne, analgesic, anesthetic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, asthma, bronchitis, cold, colic, cough, decongestant, dental health, diuretic, expectorant, fever, flatulence, headache, hiccups, indoor air freshener, laryngitis, migraine, muscle pain and stiffness, nausea, sinus infection (Althea press, 403).
Spearmint may prove effective against nausea for longer periods than peppermint (Buckle, 210).
Headaches, mental fatigue, nervous stress, shock, palpitations, vertigo, dizziness and fainting attacks can be treated by applying cold compresses to the forehead, smelling a drop of the oil on a tissue, or by using in a diffuser or, where appropriate, an air spray (Purchon,110).
Spearmint essential oil helps to cool and reduce a fever. Can help to "cleanse congested skin and kill bacteria, which makes it helpful for treating acne, dermatitis, itching, ringworm and scabies.” Stimulates the digestive system and eases constipation (Purchon, 110).
Flatulence, indigestion, inestinal cramps, fevers, nausea, colic, hemorrhoids (Worwood, 407).
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Topical: Apply diluted to area of concern.
Safe for children 2+ with proper dilution and avoiding neck and face areas.
Pregnancy and lactation safe with extra dilution.
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Inhalation: Diffuse or rub a drop on palms and inhale.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA
Internal: Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (Schnaubelt 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
Not for use with babies.
Spearmint can antidote homeopathic remedies. Please use caution using oils and homeopathy together.
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oil inside the ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils (2012).
Tisserand, Robert. Essential Oil Safety, Second Ed. (2014).
Price, Shirley & Len. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals (2012) p. 243.
Buckle, Jane. Clinical Aromatherapy Essential Oils in Practice (2003).
Althea Press. Essential oils, Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing (2015).
Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness (2014).
Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy, (1995), p. 96.
Worwood, Valerie. Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child (2000), p. 31.
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