Spearmint essential oil has a fresh and clean scent that offers a more subtle mint aroma than peppermint oil. Diffusing its aroma from an aromatherapy diffuser helps you set your mind and mood for what you’re needing to do the next. Try these minty clean and cool Spearmint Diffuser Blends.
I especially enjoy using spearmint essential oil in blends intended for easing stress or headaches. I like to use around my workspace at home especially when I am feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. It is like a breath of fresh air.
Spearmint Essential Oil Benefits
Spearmint essential oil (Mentha spicata) is steam distilled from leaves of the spearmint plant, also known as common mint or garden mint. It's a great smelling herb that has been shown in studies to have many health benefits, including as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
Spearmint eases headaches by releasing tension in the head while easing muscle spasms and cramps thanks to its anti-spasmodic and analgesic properties. The aroma also helps relieve nausea when you're feeling queasy from motion sickness.
Spearmint Essential Oil Diffuser Benefits
Aromatherapy diffusers are becoming more and more popular in the modern day. They are a great way to make your home smell nice and feel calm.
The benefits of using an aromatherapy diffusing with spearmint oil are numerous. Spearmint oil is a potent immune system booster that can help prevent colds and other respiratory infections. Diffusing spearmint oil can also be used to relieve nausea and reduce headaches.
Here are several benefits of diffusing spearmint essential oil:
- Supports a healthy digestive system
- Helps boost the immune system
- Eases congestion relating to a cold or the flu
- Refreshes and awakens the mind and body
- Helps stimulate mental clarity
- Supports a positive outlook on life
Spearmint Essential Oil Blends Well With
What blends well with spearmint essential oil? Spearmint is a great addition to any blend and can help you get the effect of other oils without using so much of them. It's also has many aromatic properties which makes it a very versatile oil!
For example, if you're feeling stressed out or anxious, spearmint will help ease those feelings away. One of our favorite ways to use spearmint oil is made into a foot bath!
Spearmint blends well with other oils, such as lavender or eucalyptus for a calming effect on the body.
Essential Oil Diffusers Guide
How to Aromatherapy Diffusing Guide with 200+ Diffuser Blends by Jennifer Lane, Loving Essential Oils Owner & Certified Aromatherapist:
Spearmint Diffuser Blends
Diffusing essential oils can have many benefits to the user, including relaxation and increased energy. Essential oils are a great way to boost mood, relieve pain, and even help with sleep troubles.
Add one of the essential oil recipes below to diffuser with recommended water for your diffuser tank. I like to use a 100-200 ml water tank diffuser but you can use whatever size you prefer, adjust drops and substitute oils as desired.
1. Clean and Cool Diffuser Recipe
The cool, fresh fragrance of spearmint and clary sage are two of my favorite scents together. There's something about spearmint that makes me want to be productive and active all day long while clary sage helps relax my mind and balance my emotions. This oil blend invokes feelings of well-being. In addition, these oils are very versatile and can be used for many different purposes!
2. Basil Mint Twist
Try this mint and basil essential oil blend in your aromatherapy diffuser to promote a sense of well-being and balance. If you don't have peppermint essential oil then just use one more drop of spearmint, enjoy!
3. Bugs Away Blend
I love blending essential oils for my diffuser and have come up with this blend that is perfect to use during the summer. The scent will remind you of the sweet summer evenings spent outdoors playing or relaxing with friends and family. I hope you enjoy!
4. Green Morning Diffuser Blend
To change the scent of your home with this all natural outdoorsy blend, all you need are a few essential oils and water for your diffuser. Enjoy the wonderful aroma of your home without the use of artificial fragrances and chemicals.
5. Head in the Clouds
Spearmint has been used to promote feelings of peace and happiness. The scent from this oil is very uplifting which can be helpful when feeling down or anxious. Try this spearmint essential oil blend, it is a natural mood booster and can help with feelings of anxiety, stress, and irritability.
6. Sun Salutation
Do you want to enjoy your yoga routine more? Try out spearmint and fennel essential oil! This diffuser blend is a natural mood enhancer and it smells sweet and minty. Diffuse it to help with anxiety, depression, stress, and digestive problems. Give it a try for yourself today!
7. Misty Morning Motivation
Are you looking for a natural way to reduce stress and anxiety during your morning routine? Spearmint essential oil acts as a natural mood enhancer and might be just what you're looking for to motivate you. Check out this minty herbal blend!
8. Eucalyptus Mint Essential Oil Recipe
We all have moments where things are going well, and we're feeling on top of the world. But there's also days when life throws you a curveball that leaves you in a funk. I've found that using eucalyptus spearmint essential oil blend with frankincense can really help me feel better when my mood is low or when I'm experiencing symptoms like headache, nausea, or fatigue. The oils work together to reduce inflammation while providing soothing aromatherapy benefits as well!
9. Fresh Breath Diffuser Blend
Spearmint oil has a refreshing smell that many find pleasurable. It's most common use is to flavor toothpaste and other dental treatments for consumers' oral health care needs. Let this fresh breath mint diffuser blend add a refreshing scent to your home or work environment.
10. Frozen Limeade Diffuser Recipe
So many of us are dealing with stress these days that we need all the help we can get to combat fatigue and make sure our mood stays in a good place. This diffuser blend with spearmint is a great way to naturally lift your spirits because of its refreshing scent and calming effects.
What are the different uses for spearmint essential oil?
This minty oil can be used in more than just your diffuser. Here are some different uses for spearmint essential oil:
1. Supporting digestive health
Spearmint oil can help to calm the stomach and support healthy digestion. Make a roller blend with spearmint and other complimentary essential oils for digestion.
2. Scenting the air
Spearmint oil is an invograting, minty oil that is often used to scent products and freshen the air. It is cleansing, uplifting, and can help to create a sense of clarity. Try our homemade Lavender Mint Room Spray recipe.
3. Freshening breath
Spearmint oil is a natural breath freshener and can help to keep your breath smelling fresh. It also has antimicrobial, so it can help to fight off any bacteria or viruses that may be causing bad breath or a sore throat. Spearmint can be a great substitute essential oil for peppermint. Try it as a homemade mint mouthwash that's all-natural.
4. Reducing pain and inflammation
Spearmint oil has analgesic properties which can help to reduce pain. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which may help to reduce inflammation throughout the body. Try using in a muscle pain relief blend.
5. Promoting relaxation
Spearmint oil has calming and relaxing qualities which may help to promote relaxation. Use spearmint in an aromatherapy inhaler blend so you can take it with you on the go.
Diffuse 30 minutes to 1 hour at a time, read more about how long to diffuse oils.
It is best not to apply undiluted essential oils onto the skin. When using essential oils topically on the skin, be sure to dilute with a carrier oil like jojoba oil or sweet almond oil.
Using essential oils can improve a person’s emotional, physical, and mental state. For best results, make sure you use pure essential oils and learn how to use them properly.
People can have different responses to essential oils, you may find what works for one person, doesn't work for you. You can learn more here about what to do when essential oils don't work.
Peppermint Essential Oil vs Spearmint Essential Oil
There is a lot of overlap between peppermint and spearmint essential oils, but there are some key differences. Carvone is the most abundant compound in spearmint oil, which gives spearmint its distinctive smell. Unlike peppermint essential oil, spearmint contains minimal amounts of menthol and menthone.
Peppermint oil is more cooling, while spearmint oil is more refreshing. Peppermint oil is also more potent and can be used in smaller doses. Spearmint oil is a good choice for people who don’t like the strong smell of peppermint oil.