A true essential oil is not blended with alcohol or synthetics, therefore should have a very long shelf life. An essential oil is the essence of the plant, gently extracted through steam distillation and with no use of chemicals.
Peppermint and Spearmint Oils are known to be:
antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, antioxidant, anti-fungal, analgesic
Historically, the uses for mint oils are extensive. Peppermint has uplifting, energizing and cooling properties and has been known to relieve indigestion, flatulence, bad breath, gingivitis, toothache, skin irritations, nausea, diarrhea, colds and respiratory issues, headaches/migraines, IBS and cramps.
Spearmint is known for its soothing, calming and warm properties and has been known to relieve stomach upset, colic, aches and pains, inflammation (especially in muscles and joints).
All around the world, mint’s versatility makes it a popular herb in the kitchen. In baking, candy making, drinks, salads, dressings and sauces, the possibilities are extensive.
Besides its uplifting scent, mint also has many household uses such as an air freshener, pest control and deodorizer.