Spearmint Essential Oil Diffuser Benefits
Spearmint essential oil is extracted from the leaves and flower of a spearmint plant. Generally, those who believe that peppermint oil is too strong, use spearmint oil. Spearmint contains less menthol than peppermint oil. Therefore spearmint is gentler than peppermint.
Patients have found that inhaling spearmint oil can help with fatigue and stress. Spearmint essential oil diffuser benefits include:
- Promotes better sleep
- Clears the mind and uplifts mood
- Promotes oral health
- Supports respiratory function
Patients find an emotional benefit to be the most common. It can help to uplift a patient’s mood. It can help with feelings of stress or mental exhaustion. Overall, the scent can be energizing and revitalizing. In addition to helping emotions, the scent of peppermint can help with headaches.
The diffuser can also help with irritation in your lungs. It can get rid of mucus in your nose as throat as well.
Is Spearmint Oil Safe?
Like other essential oils, it can be irritating to the skin. Therefore, mix the oil with a carrier oil like olive oil or almond oil when applying it to the skin. If you have sensitive skin do not use essential oils at all. Typically it is safe to ingest essential oils, but you should ask your doctor first. If you are pregnant, you should talk to your doctor before using herbal products, including essential oils.
Side effects are not very common with spearmint oil. Skin irritation is the most common side effect. If you are having irritation with spearmint, stop using it.
In conclusion, spearmint oil has many different uses. When using it in a diffuser, it can help promote a sense of well-being. It has also been found to help with headaches and symptoms of a common cold.
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Written by Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD
Dr. Larisa Roybal is a Doctor of Pharmacy graduate of the University of Colorado. She has experience in clinical pharmacy, medical information, and drug safety.
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