Spearmint essential oil is popular as a remedy for digestive system troubles. But the following 7 uses of spearmint essential oil as an aromatherapy treatment might not be as widely known.
Its milder aroma and lower levels of harsh menthol make spearmint oil a good option for children and the elderly who may be sensitive to more potent members of the mint family.
1 – Confidence
Diffused into the air or heavily diluted and massaged over your heart, spearmint essential oil can actually make you feel more confident in your actions.
2 – Gas or Flatulence
When you dilute a single drop of spearmint oil and rub it in a clockwise motion over your stomach, you get a handle on your flatulence.
3 – Makes a Great Insect Repellent
Dilute and add to cotton balls. Then place the spearminty concoctions around your home to keep crawling and flying bugs away.
4 – Anti-Inflammatory
A couple of drops diluted and rubbed into a swollen or inflamed area on your body can bring the swelling down.
5 – Metabolism Booster
You can do this a number of ways. Add a little spearmint oil to your food or diffuse it into the air. You can also massage spearmint essential oil into your abdomen to boost your metabolism and burn calories quicker.
6 – Headaches
Dilute and apply directly where you are feeling the pain.
7 – Hypertension and High Blood Pressure
Spearmint oil diffused on a regular basis has been proven to control high blood pressure. It also reduces your risk of contracting other cardiovascular and heart related conditions.
With so many wonderful uses for spearmint essential oil, it is a great choice to have on hand.
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