Spearmint essential oil is a wonderful, uplifting addition to any essential oil collection. For a limited time, you can get dōTERRA™ spearmint essential oil as part of the Summer Sunsational kit, containing spearmint, dill, tangerine, and cumin essential oils. It’s also available year round as a single oil in 15ml bottles.
Unlike it’s brisk relative, peppermint, spearmint is much more soothing in nature. The cause of this is menthol content: although both peppermint and spearmint both contain menthol, spearmint contains substantially less. That said, spearmint has punch of it’s own!
The aroma profile is sweet, refreshing, and clean. It has a more herbal, sweeter flavor than peppermint, making it a milder alternative.
- This bright and fresh essential oil can be diffused to help promote focus and improve mood. Try it along with peppermint or citrus essential oils for extra kick.
- A drop or two in a pitcher of summertime tea can add minty flavor that cools and raises the spirits.
- Mix with peppermint oil when making your own peppermint chocolates at home for a twist on this classic treat.
- It’s also mild enough to use directly on the skin. (Be sure to test with a small amount first!) You can use it in a sugar scrub in place of peppermint if you’d prefer a milder scent and sensation.
What’s your favorite use of spearmint?
Do you prefer peppermint or spearmint? (Or another kind of mint altogether?)