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Spearmint Essential Oil

Mentha spicata

Spearmint is a sweet, refreshing herb used as a flavoring around the world. Spearmint oil supports digestion,* promotes a healthy nervous system,* freshens breath, and inspires confidence.*


Usage Tips:

  • Apply to toothbrush before brushing teeth for fresh breath.
  • Add a drop or two to desserts, drinks, salads, smoothies, or entrées for flavoring and to promote digestion.*
  • To reduce occasional stomach upset, add 1–2 drops to water and drink.*
  • Diffuse while studying to encourage and enhance focus. 

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What Is Spearmint?

There are hundreds of varieties of mint, but one of the oldest and most popular is spearmint. Although sometimes confused with Peppermint, Spearmint is chemically distinct and contains only a hint of the menthol that dominates Peppermint’s flavor. Spearmint is a milder and sweeter mint—a great option for children or for those with sensitive skin. Some of Spearmint’s primary constituents include carvone (which may support nervous system health*) and limonene (which is responsible for the uplifting benefits of citrus oils), neither of which are present in high quantities in Peppermint.

What Is Spearmint Oil Used For?

Spearmint essential oil is common in dental products since it has mild cleansing properties and promotes fresh breath. Add a drop to your toothpaste for a minty boost or add to a glass of water and use as a mouthwash. Spearmint is also soothing to the digestive system and is often taken in water for overall digestive support.* Take a drop or two in a veggie capsule to ease digestive discomfort.*

Emotionally, Spearmint brings clarity and promotes a sense of focus. It blends well with many other oils, including Lavender, Basil, and Rosemary. For a boost of confidence, increased mental clarity, and a pleasing aroma, diffuse a few drops of Spearmint. To apply topically, dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Add Spearmint to doTERRA Hand & Body Lotion for a refreshing, energizing experience.

What Else Is Spearmint Oil Good For?

Spearmint has cleansing properties that make it especially useful as a surface cleaner. Add to a spray bottle with water to create a refreshing surface cleanser.

Use it in the kitchen and bathroom to help eliminate odors and leave a clean, minty scent behind.

Spearmint oil is popular as a seasoning in marinades, desserts, candy, condiments, and summertime drinks like mint-lemonades and mojitos. Try adding it to your own recipes for a refreshing change in flavor and boost for your internal health.*

Bottle of doTERRA Spearmint essential oil next to fresh spearmint leaves and a small white flower. Where do I apply Spearmint essential oil? Spearmint oil can be used internally, topically, and aromatically when applied in the appropriate amounts.

Where Does Spearmint Essential Oil Come From?

Spearmint is native to parts of Asia and the Mediterranean and has been a favorite for thousands of years. Ancient Romans scented baths with spearmint because of its sweet smell and uplifting effects. doTERRA Spearmint essential oil is distilled from true spearmint leaves (Mentha spicata) that are grown and harvested in India, where spearmint is popularly used in chutney.

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Spearmint essential oil bottle and green leaves from a spearmint plant. Where can I buy Spearmint essential oil? Make sure to always buy pure, high-quality essential oils. Visit the Spearmint oil page on to learn more.

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

15 mL
Spearmint Essential Oil

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