Known for its pleasant and intense aroma, as well as its culinary uses, this oil has excellent qualities for alleviating pain, relaxing muscles and improving circulation. Its aroma produces a strong relaxing effect.
Spearmint (Mentha spicata) is a perennial herb native to Europe. It possesses antispasmodic properties, is carminative, antiseptic, a pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, and a stimulant. Its main active component is menthol, able to act directly upon the nerves which transmit the painful sensation, thus dampening the sensation. It also contains menthone, phellandrene and limonene.
For topical use, spearmint oil has a relaxing sensation and acts as an anti-irritant and pain reliever with the capacity to reduce pain and improve blood flow in the affected area.
The essential oils, when applied to the temples, diminish nervous tension and migraines.
Joint and muscular pain.
Burns and wounds diluted in base oil.
External use. Do not ingest.