Spearmint Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oil might not be as popular as its relative, Peppermint Oil, but there are a lot of reasons you might want to keep a bottle of this oil in the house. For one thing, it is much more gentle than Peppermint Oil, making it safer and easier to use on children. The scent is also not quite as strong, so if you like the effects of mint without the strong odor, Spearmint Oil is for you.
Much like Peppermint Oil, Therapeutic-Grade Essential Spearmint Oil is handy for treating stomachaches and digestive distress. It has been used to reduce gas and flatulence as well as constipation, nausea and vomiting.
Spearmint Oil is also thought to support the respiratory system. Inhaling a bit of this therapeutic-grade essential oil can ease coughs, asthma and bronchitis and make the sinuses feel better when you have a cold or infection.
Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oil of Spearmint is also said to be benefitial for the nervous system. It is said to help with fatigue and stress headaches, and nervous strain. Because of its benefits as a stomach tonic, it can also help calm a stomach that is upset by stress.
Used topically, Therapeutic-Grade Spearmint Essential Oil is said to gentle and calming to acne. It can also calm itching when used in a bath or added to a soothing lotion.
Some people say that Spearmint Oil can assist in clearing emotional blocks and bring about a feeling of balance and a lasting sense of well-being. This versatile Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oil is certainly one you'll want to keep on the shelf and use often.
Spearmint Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oil has a much lower level of menthol than does Peppermint Oil, which makes it safer to use on children than Peppermint Oil. You still should check with a doctor or natural health practitioner before using Spearmint Oil on infants or small children. There is much less risk of skin sensitivity with Spearmint Oil than there is with Peppermint Oil, but if you have very sensitive skin you might want to dilute this therapeutic-grade essential oil in a carrier oil, such as olive oil, before using it on your skin. When using internally, it is also a good idea to dilute this oil, one drop to four ounces of liquid.
Spearmint Oil can be used internally, externally or for aromatic purposes. It is a wonderful addition to a vaporizer when you are having respiratory problems, or to a bath when you are feeling stressed. Added to lotion it can help clear the skin.
As with all therapeutic-grade essential oils, make sure you wash and rinse your hands thoroughly, before and after working with Spearmint Oil, and avoid getting it in your eyes. Keep therapeutic-grade essential oils out of the reach of children.
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Emma Sanford is a Registered Professional Nurse, Founder and Wellness Consultant of Good Health - Good Scents, a distributoship of chemical free edible wellness products, located in Atlatna Ga.
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