Spearmint Essential Oil*
*This oil is produced from unsprayed crops - meaning that it is organically grown but not certified.
Botanical Name: Mentha spicata
Plant Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from leaves (organically grown but not certified)
Shelf Life: 5 years in proper storage conditions
Storage: Store upright, lid tight, out of direct heat and sunlight
Recommended Adult Topical Dilution: 1.7%
Selah oil blends that contain Spearmint essential oil:
Spearmint may support the body's proper natural response to and assist in maintaining a healthy state of the following:
- Colon, Colitis
- Focus - Alertness, Attention, Brain Function
- Gas, Flatulence
- Hypothyroid - Hashimoto's Disease
- Morning Sickness - Nausea During Pregnancy
- Motion Sickness
Please see our Health Issues Reference Guide for detailed essential oil remedies for the above-listed issues/topics.
More information about Spearmint essential oil click here.
- antiseptic - destroys and prevents the development of microbes/bacteria
- calmative - a sedative or mild tranquilizer
- decongestant - reduces congestion such as mucus
- digestive - promotes or aids digestion
- nervine - soothing and toning to the nerves and nervous system
- restorative - helps strengthen and revive the body systems
- spasmolytic - antispasmodic
- stimulant - excites or quickens the activity of physiological processes
- stomachic - digestive aid and tonic; improving the appetite
Apply diluted to bottoms of feet or directly on area of concern.
Ok for babies and children with proper dilution - see chart.
Pregnancy and lactation safe with extra dilution - see chart.
Click here for the essential oils dilution chart.
Diffuse or rub a drop on palms and inhale.
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" (3. p. 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
Not for use with babies.
Spearmint can antidote homeopathic remedies. Please use caution using oils and homeopathy together.
General EO Cautions:
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.
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 oils inside your ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
GC/MS Key Constituents:
trans-carvyl acetate 0.13%
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