Spearmint, the gentler mint
Just like its cousin peppermint, Spearmint is tingly-cool, minty-fresh and green.
Spearmint is perhaps the best oil for easing digestive problems like stomach aches, heartburn, nausea and indigestion. It’s also a good remedy for headaches, nervousness and fatigue. Because it’s got less menthol than peppermint, it is appropriate for use with most children and for those with sensitive skin.
Common Uses: Spearmint is effective in dealing with digestive problems, thanks to its anti-spasmodic properties. Use Spearmint oil in a bath to relieve nausea and gas, and even to bring down insect bites and rashes. Apply with a carrier oil to the belly area to help with indigestion. Use a few drops in a diffuser to help with such issues. Spearmint has a refreshing, calming effect on the nervous system, and can help with anxiety.