Spearmint – Better Choice for You than Peppermint?

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Spearmint tends to be a bit lost in the shadow of Peppermint, but it might be a better choice for you than peppermint. Why do I say that? The short quick answer is that while providing many of the same benefits as peppermint, it is a lighter, sweeter mint.

Let’s dive into more about Spearmint itself.

Fast facts about Spearmint

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  • Spearmint (Mentha spicata) is part of the Mint family (Lamiaceae)of plants
  • Spearmint is a perennial plant that grows best with hot days and cool nights but can tolerate some shade.
  • The word Menthe comes from the name of Greek nymph who was a mistress of Hades.
  • Spearmint has many of the same benefits as peppermint but contains less menthol so it is more gentle version.
  • Spearmint leaves can be used for tea similar to peppermint.
  • Spearmint has a sweeter scent than peppermint.

Some benefits of choosing Spearmint

  • Spearmint can definitely boost your mood and perk you up without being so “in your face or your nose” like peppermint
  • Spearmint gives you that fresh, clean scent without being too much “tingle”
  • Spearmint makes a great breath freshener. Chew some leaves or try a natural mouthwash with spearmint
  • Spearmint is just a great scent that you may really prefer over peppermint. The first time I made a batch of spearmint soap my staff went crazy over the scent!

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So, is Spearmint a better choice for You?

The bottom line probably boils down to the following three points:

  • Do you like the scent of mint but peppermint is too strong for you?
  • You want the benefits of mint but again peppermint just doesn’t work for you.
  • You just really like the scent of spearmint.

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