5 Surprising Spearmint Essential Oil Benefits

When my kids get sick, it’s easy to feel helpless as a mom. Spearmint Essential Oil changes that. This kid-safe essential oil helps my littles get back to their normal selves.

In this blog post, you’ll learn the benefits of Spearmint Essential Oil, how it works, and how to use it safely on your toxin-free journey.

Spearmint Essential Oil Benefits, Uses, and Recipes


Spearmint essential oil has antispasmodic properties that can help the organs with their functions. The compound (-)-carvone found in spearmint strongly inhibits muscle contractions in the digestive tract which may help relieve digestive upsets1.


Though it is common for pregnant women and those who suffer car sickness to feel dizzy, it is never comfortable. Spearmint essential oil is a great partner to combat nausea as it increases positive thoughts and puts your mind at ease. Several studies have been conducted to prove spearmint essential oil can help alleviate nausea and vomiting2 and the results have been promising!

Head and Muscular Discomfort 

Spearmint essential oil is a natural analgesic3 that is used to soothe headaches and other body pains. Try using this oil to help soothe tension, sinus, and hormonal headaches.

Energizes and Centers

Another great use for it is to fight fatigue. Spearmint essential oil can be used to decrease anxiety and improve sleep4. It is safe to use with no harmful side effects.

Try these Spearmint Essential Oil recipes that makes the DIY products energizing and centering:

Deters Insects

Spearmint essential oil can shoo away mosquitoes, white ants, flies, and moths. Some mosquito repellents even use Spearmint Essential Oil as an active ingredient.

What Spearmint Essential Oil Blends Well With

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Spearmint Essential Oil has a sweet minty aroma. It has a lighter aroma than Peppermint Essential Oil. Some oils you can try blending it with are Basil, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Jasmine, Lavender, and Rosemary Essential Oils.

Simply Earth Blends That Use Spearmint Essential Oil

At Simply Earth, our aromatherapists have formulated blends for certain properties. Spearmint Essential Oil can be found in two of our blends.

Candy Cane Essential Oil Blend

Candy Cane Blend is a super fun seasonal blend that smells like a candy cane.

Fit Essential Oil Blend

Fit Essential Oil Blend will help you get fit by calming emotions that lead to snacking and giving you the extra boost of energy to work out.

The Science Behind Spearmint Essential Oil

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Spearmint Essential Oil is steam distilled from the spearmint plant. Distilling collects the oil from the plant which is made up of natural chemicals. By taking a look at the chemicals created by spearmint plants, we can better understand how the essential oil works.

The most prominent chemical created by the spearmint plant is L-carvone. This chemical helps support overall wellness and function of the body, support a bright and clean home, cleanse, center, and stimulate your immune system.

How Earthies Are Using Spearmint Essential Oil

What I Love About Spearmint Essential Oil

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Hey! Katie here, lead aromatherapist at Simply Earth. What I love most about Spearmint Essential Oil is that it’s kid safe! I love using it to soothe Gloria’s nausea so she can get back to her joyful unicorn-loving self.

Things to Remember When Using Spearmint Essential Oil

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

This essential oil is generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use. 

This essential oil is safe to use with kids age 2+.

Spearmint Essential Oil is generally safe to diffuse and use topically on cats. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

Spearmint Essential Oil is generally safe to diffuse and use topically on dogs. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils, check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA

How Do You Use Spearmint Essential Oil?

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Spearmint Essential Oil is a great addition to your collection. Spearmint Essential Oil benefits can help soothe head discomfort, promote stomach wellness, and soothe sore muscles.

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  1. Souza FV, da Rocha MB, de Souza DP, Marçal RM. (-)-Carvone: antispasmodic effect and mode of action, 2013 Mar
  2. Tayarani-Najaran Z, Talasaz-Firoozi E, Nasiri R, Jalali N, Hassanzadeh M. Antiemetic activity of volatile oil from Mentha spicata and Mentha × piperita in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. 2013 Jan
  3. Mahboubi M. Mentha spicata as natural analgesia for treatment of pain in osteoarthritis patients. 2017 Feb
  4. Caro DC, Rivera DE, Ocampo Y, Franco LA, Salas RD. Pharmacological Evaluation of Mentha spicata L. and Plantago major L., Medicinal Plants Used to Treat Anxiety and Insomnia in Colombian Caribbean Coast. 2018 Aug