Spearmint Essential Oil ways to use

Spearmint is an herb that has been used for centuries to aid in digestion, freshen breath and soothe upset stomachs. Spearmint Essential Oil is extracted from spearmint leaves and can be used as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments.

Spearmint Essential Oil has a minty aroma that is a bit sweeter and a milder option than Peppermint Essential Oil.

Spearmint essential oil recipes can be used to make tea, salad dressing, ice cream, cake filling or even to freshen your home. These recipes are not only delicious but also healthy!

Learn about the benefits of Spearmint essential oil, get a checklist of 30 ways to use it, plus several DIY spearmint essential oil recipes

Following, you will find how spearmint essential oil can be used in recipes to create natural remedies that are both tasty and healthy. Some of the recipes we will explore are:

  • Spearmint Tea
  • Spearmint Soap
  • Spearmint Foot Soak
  • Spearmint Lemonade
  • Spearmint Mouthwash

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Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

It’s best to consult with your healthcare provider before using if you are if you are already under a doctor’s care, pregnant or nursing or taking medications.

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Where Does Spearmint Essential Oil Come From

The Spearmint plant, Mentha spicata, is an herbaceous perennial plant that is a member of the mint family.

The leaves of this plant can be highly fragrant.

Steam distillation is used to extract the essential oil from the leaves and stems of the plant.

The main chemical components in spearmint are carvone and limonene. These organic constituents have energizing and uplifting properties.

Spearmint essential oil is similar to peppermint oil, but slightly sweeter, milder, and gentler than peppermint, which makes it a great choice for kids and young children.

Common Health Benefits of Spearmint Essential Oil

Some common benefits of essential oil are for:

  • digestive tract health & digestive issues
  • respiratory issues
  • sore muscles
  • bad breath
  • oral health
  • cool down body temperature
  • focus and concentration
  • head discomfort and tension
  • anxious feelings
Ways to use doTERRA Spearmint Essential Oil

3 Main Ways to use Spearmint essential oil 

There are 3 main ways to use any essential oil, and Spearmint Oil is no exception.

Aromatically – this means to get the benefits of an essential oil through smell. You may choose to smell Spearmint straight from the bottle, cup your hands and put a drop into your hands then inhale deeply, or use a diffuser to get Spearmint into the air in your home. You’ll find some diffuser blends and ways to use Spearmint aromatically in the checklist below.

Topically – This means to apply Spearmint essential oil directly to your skin. The easiest way to do this is to put a drop on the inside of your wrists, the bottom of your feet or one of my favorites – the base of the neck just under your hairline.

It’s always safest to dilute essential oil with a carrier oil first before applying it topically. This is especially important if you have sensitive skin or using the essential oil on a child or elderly person.

Diluting an oil means using a carrier oil such as Jojoba Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, or Grapeseed oil and adding a drop of your spearmint essential oil to the carrier oil.

Just add about a dime size drop (or more if you want a higher dilution) of carrier oil to the palm of your hand, then add a drop of Spearmint essential oil to the carrier oil.

It’s always a good idea to perform a small skin patch test before using on a wide area of skin to ensure no skin irritations occur. Take care to avoid sensitive areas.

A roller ball is another great way to use an essential oil topically. Learn more about how to make an essential oil rollerball here.

Internally – You can also choose to take Spearmint essential oil internally. This means to consume a drop of essential oil either by putting a drop on or under your tongue, in a veggie capsule, or by adding a drop to a glass of water.

Spearmint has a wonderful minty taste and can be used in water, tea, or lemonade.

doterra essential oils that have supplement facts on the bottle are safe to consume with veggie caps

Not all brands of essential oil are safe for internal use, so please use extreme caution when doing this. This is also a very personal choice. Don’t do it if you don’t feel comfortable doing so. doTERRA oils are the only oil I will take internally.

Be sure to check the bottle for a ‘supplement facts’ label. If this is not on the bottle, that essential oil is not safe to take internally.

Spearmint is a wonderful oil to use internally and there are a few options for this usage in the checklist below.

Emotional Benefits of Spearmint Essential Oil

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Spearmint Oil is known as the Oil of Confident Speech. 

Spearmint Can help with a fear of public speaking, feeling timid, or holding back opinions when it is important to speak them.

Spearmint can help you conquer feelings of:

  • confusion
  • fear
  • feeling scattered
  • shyness
  • timidity
  • weariness

Spearmint can turn those feelings around to help you feel more:

  • confident
  • articulate
  • have more clarity
  • feel more courageous
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Where to Buy Spearmint Essential Oil

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You can get your doTERRA Spearmint Essential Oil from my doTERRA Certified Shop!

30 Ways to Use Spearmint Essential Oil

  1. Add 1-2 drops to water to aid in digestion.
  2.  Inhale from cupped hands to reduce feelings of nausea.
  3.  Massage 1-2 drops (diluted) over achy muscles.
  4. Swish 1-2 drops in water as a mouthwash 
  5. Apply 1-2 drops over back of neck and abdomen to help reduce heavy menstruation. 
  6. Diffuse to fight feelings of fatigue.
  7. Apply topically to the back of neck to reduce head tension.
  8. Diffuse to feel refreshed.
  9.  Apply to the back of the neck to reduce feelings of stress.
  10. Apply 1-2 drops (diluted) on the bottom of the feet to help body systems. 
  11. Apply to toothbrush before brushing teeth for fresh breath. 
  12. Apply to the spine to help promote a healthy nervous system. 
  13. Inhale directly from the bottle for a quick pick me up. 
  14. Add a drop to brownie mixture for a delicious flavor. 
  15. Apply to the stomach to help prevent upset.
  16. Apply to the chest to promote clear airways. 
  17. Massage over the heart during times of stress and tension.
  18. Add to lotion or coconut oil and apply to skin for a pleasantly soothing experience. 
  19. Add a drop to the shower for a refreshing aroma. 
  20. Add 3-4 drops to bathwater for a relaxing and cooling bath. 
  21. Diffuse to boost confidence. 
  22. Add a drop to On Guard Mouthwash to freshen breath. 
  23. Add a drop to your morning smoothie. 
  24. Inhale from cupped hands and/or add to diffuser jewelry to help lessen the fear of public speaking. 
  25. Diffuse to help sharpen the mind. 
  26. Diffuse the MINT CREAMSICLE Blend.(4 drops Citrus Bliss and 3 drops Spearmint) 
  27. Diffuse the REFRESH MINT Blend.(2 drops Spearmint, 1 drops Wintergreen, 1 drop Cedarwood) 
  28. Diffuse the MINT TO BE Blend.(2 Rosemary, 2 Peppermint, 1 Spearmint) 
  29. Diffuse the CITRUS SLUSH Blend.(3 drops Lime, 2 drops Citrus Bliss, 3 drops Grapefruit)
  30. Diffuse the SWEET SUMMER Blend.(4 drops Tangerine, 2 drops Lavender, 1 drop Lime, 1 drop Spearmint)

Spearmint Essential Oil DIY Recipes

Spearmint Tea

3 cups of tea with fresh spearmint leaves

To make spearmint tea, simply make a basic cup of tea and add a drop of spearmint oil to the tea. Be sure you are using an essential oil that is safe to consume and not a fragrance oil.

There are many health benefits of Spearmint tea, including aiding digestion and occasional stomach upset, reducing symptoms of nausea, and relieving digestive discomfort. It is also high in antioxidants and can improve sleep quality, cognition, and mood by keeping the body hydrated 

Spearmint Mouthwash DIY

Spearmint is widely used in dental products like toothpaste, mouthwash, and dental floss due to it’s ability to help with inflammation and reduce bacteria.  It’s also great to freshen breath.  Be sure you are using a high quality, pure spearmint essential oil and not a fragrance oil, which has no benefits and can actually be quite toxic.

DIY How to Make Spearmint Mouthwash
  1. Add 2 cups of water and 10 drops of Spearmint Oil to a 16 ounce dark glass bottle.
  2. Shake well before each use.
  3. To use, take a small sip and swish. Do not swallow.
  4. Because this is simply water and essential oil, the mixture should last for a while, but you can cut the recipe in half if you would prefer to use it more quickly.

Spearmint Foot Soak DIY

Cool off hot, tired feet at the end of the day with this cooling foot soak.

DIY Spearmint Foot Soak Recipe
  • 10 cups Hot Water in the bathtub
  • 1/3 cup Epsom Salt
  • 10 drops Spearmint Oil
  • Stir essential oil and Epsom salt into hot water and swirl around to dissolve the Epsom salt
  • Soak Feet in the warm bath water for 15 – 30 minutes.

Spearmint Lemonade Recipe

Spearmint Lemonade Recipe

Rosemary Spearmint Soap DIY

How to Make Rosemary Spearmint Soap DIY  with essential oil


  • Olive Oil melt and pour soap base
  • Silicone Mold

Directions to make Soap:

  • 15 drops Spearmint Oil
  • 15 drops Rosemary oil
  • optional: dried herbs
  • Cut off amount of soap base you want to use and place it into a microwave safe glass bowl or mason jar.
  • Mel the soap into liquid form in increments of 30 seconds
  • Add a handful of dried herbs to to soap mold (optional)
  • Add essential oils to the liquid soap.
  • Mix together with a silicone whisk and pour into soap molds.
  • Let it sit for at least 1 hour.
  • Remove soap from the mold.

Spearmint Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

​Need to boost your sense of focus or mental clarity?  Choose a diffuser blend from the choices below and add the drops of essential oils to a diffuser of your choice.

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Spearmint Essential Oil Blends for Rollerballs

It’s easy to make an essential oil blend in a rollerball. Rollers are a convenient, easy to use option.

To make a roller:

  1. Add the drops of essential oil to an empty roller
  2. Top off the roller with carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil
  3. Push the roller top on with the palm of your hand.
  4. Gently shake.

To use a roller, swipe it on pulse points just as you would perfume. Great places on your body include the insides of wrists, the base of the neck under the hairline, down the spine, and the bottoms of feet.

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About The Author

Dawn Goehring Desert Naturals Essential Oils

Dawn Goehring

Owner / Founder of Desert Naturals

Dawn Goehring is the founder of Desert Naturals where she writes educational articles on essential oils, DIY's on natural beauty products, homemade cleaners, and provides related essential oil accessories like Planners, Journals, Trackers, tshirts, and custom made essential oil storage.

Dawn discovered essential oils about 10 years ago to support her then 4 year old son who was struggling to manage a respiratory condition. She then learned how to use essential oils for everyday natural remedies for her family, and has helped hundreds of women incorporate essential oils in their lives to live a healthier, more holistic lifestyle using natural products and essential oils.

Dawn has earned an aromatherapist degree and has earned a doTERRA essential oil specialist certification which is a fancy way of saying she has learned a lot about the chemistry of essential oils and how they work in the body.

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