6 straight up clever ways to use Spearmint essential oil
In the mint family, Spearmint essential oil can get overshadowed by its powerhouse cousins Peppermint and Rosemary. But we think it’s high time Spearmint stepped into the limelight. Stay with us for some enlighten-mint (sorry, not sorry) on what makes Spearmint essential oil so special!
What can Spearmint essential oil be used for?
Spearmint essential oil’s benefits are nearly boundless. Hair care, linen sprays, breezy diffuser blends—you name it, Spearmint does it. Here are a few of our top tips for making the most of this mild mint oil (or as we like to call it: the gentler mint).
Mellow out with a massage
Spearmint is milder than Peppermint, so it’s a perfect massage oil. Try it on tired feet (or anywhere else you need it) with a dime-size amount of V-6™ per drop of Spearmint oil. Because its constituents are different from Peppermint’s, it doesn’t leave the same cooling sensation on the skin, but you’ll still get a whiff of minty freshness.
Explore these other ways to use Spearmint in a massage:
Make your own massage oil blend with the carrier oil of your choice and an herby combo of Basil, Lemongrass, and Spearmint.
Spearmint and CBD are mint to be! Enjoy the best of both in Cool Mint CBD, which also contains Peppermint for an extra fresh experience. If you’re new to CBD and don’t know where to start, try one of these ideas: Add a dropper-full to your bath water or put a drop in unscented lotion and rub into your hands and feet.
Untangle a hairy situation
Wondering if Spearmint oil is good for hair? This EO is a great addition to many personal care products, and hair care products are no exception! We recommend adding it to your shampoo or conditioner for a wake-me-up scent during your morning shower.
Here are a couple other ways to incorporate Spearmint oil’s benefits into your hair care routine:
Try a stimulating scalp massage—add a drop each of Spearmint and Tea Tree to a few drops of hair oil and rub into your roots.
Can’t get enough of Spearmint’s fresh, uplifting fragrance? Then you’ll love it in this linen spray. Combining Spearmint with other cheerful yet calming aromas, this spray is simply sublime. To make it, put all ingredients in a spray bottle, shake, then spritz on linens whenever you want to set a happy atmosphere.
Spearmint’s light, bright scent pairs well with almost any essential oil, especially citrus oils. Try it in your diffuser with Lime, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Cedarwood for a refreshing seaside scent. Whether you’re packing your bags for an island getaway or wistfully looking out the window at home, you’ll love how this diffuser blend brings the beach indoors.
Spearmint vs. Peppermint: What’s the difference?
Both Peppermint and Spearmint have classic minty scents and come from steam distillation of the plants’ leaves and flowering tops. While you can substitute one for the other, they are far from the same.
Discover what makes each of these EOs unique.
Latin name:Mentha spicata Aroma: Familiar and sweet, like a stick of gum Constituents: Carvone
Latin name:Mentha piperita Aroma:Bright and clean, like the herb from the garden Constituents: Menthol, menthyl acetate
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Want to meet more of the mint family? Check out our guides on Spearmint’s cousins Peppermint and Rosemary next!
Which of Spearmint’s benefits will you be testing first?