Mentha spicata

Spearmint is a sweet, refreshing herb used as a flavouring around the world. It is widely used in gums, sweets, and dental products for its minty taste, and to promote fresh breath. Spearmint is very different from Peppermint and a milder option to use in food dishes. In cooking, Spearmint is frequently used in salads, drinks, and desserts, but it can also be used in homemade salad dressings and to marinate meats.


Mentha spicata

15 ml
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Primary Benefits

  • Sweet, minty food flavouring.
  • Add to salads, drinks, desserts, salad dressings and marinades.
  • Blends well with Lavender, Rosemary, Basil, Peppermint and Eucalyptus.
  • A milder option for when Peppermint essential oil is a bit too strong.

Cooking with Spearmint

Essential oils are very potent compared to dry seasonings, spices, or other flavouring agents, so even the tiniest amount can add a serious blast of flavour to your dish. When using Spearmint in cooking and baking, it is best to use the toothpick method – dip the tip of a clean toothpick into the essential oil bottle and stir the toothpick into your ingredients. After you’ve stirred the toothpick around in the dish, do a taste test to see if additional oil should be added.
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  • Add one drop of Spearmint oil to desserts, drinks, salads or entrées.
  • Make your own refreshing mint lemonade by mixing juiced lemons, water, sugar and a drop of Spearmint Essential Oil
  • Give a new twist to your all-time favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe by adding one drop of Spearmint to the dough.

Directions for Use

For food flavouring.


Only use diluted. Take no more than one drop per day. Keep out of reach of children. Keep out of eyes and mucosa.

Complete Essentials

The doTERRA Family Essentials Kit contains 10 essential oils and blends – the everyday essentials parents need to care for their families. Experience the infinite ways that doTERRA essential oils can help your family and enrich your home.
This Kit Contains

5 ml bottles of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue™, doTERRA Air™, ZenGest™, and On Guard™


Why India?

Through sourcing spearmint from rural parts of northern India, we support hundreds of small-scale farmers. By diversifying their crops to include essential oil crops, such as spearmint, they are able to increase their income by 3 to 5 times.

How Does it Work?


Spearmint is typically a perennial plant, but in India it is grown as an annual plant and produces a unique chemical oil profile as a result. It flourishes in temperate climates and can grow from 11 to 40 inches tall. Farmers can grow spearmint in addition to traditional crops like wheat, potatoes, and corn. They also rotate spearmint through their fields after each harvest so that they can have three different harvests throughout the year instead of just one.

Each farmer takes their spearmint to a community distillation unit, which is usually within approximately 1 km of their house. The whole aerial plant (not just the roots) is steam distilled for the essential oil, which takes about 8 hours.

Co-impact Sourcing

Fair and On-Time Payments in India

doTERRA ensures that every effort is made to provide consistent, fair, and on-time payments to farmers and producers. Here's how this has impacted farmers in India where we source doTERRA Spearmint essential oil:

  • Farmers can bring their oil directly to our partner in India to be tested and purchased
  • Farmers wait while their oil is tested for purity, and when approved (usually within about 1 hour), farmers can choose to sell it right then for cash or take it to a different buyer
  • Farmers generally choose to sell it directly to our partner because of the fair and transparent price
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