Spearmint essential oil is extracted from the leaves and flower buds of the Spearmint plant (Mentha Spicata), a member of the Lamiaceae family. Spearmint has a clean, fresh, minty aroma. The leaves of the Spearmint plant are used as a flavouring for many foods, while the essential oil is used for flavouring in toothpaste, jellies and sweets or as a scent. The main chemical component of Spearmint essential oil is carvone. Carvone has energy-boosting properties and can aid in boosting your mood. Spearmint blends well with florals such as lavender, and with other herbals.
Spearmint essential oil can be taken as a dietary supplement to aid digestion. Dilute one drop of Spearmint in water, and drink before consuming food. Spearmint can also be diffused to aid with focus and improving your mood. Spearmint can also be used to help with oral hygiene. Add a drop of Spearmint to your toothbrush or toothpaste for fresh breath and to cleanse the mouth.