According to WebMD spearmint is used for “digestive disorders including gas, indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, upper gastrointestinal tract spasms, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bile duct and gallbladder swelling (inflammation), and gallstones.
It is also used for sore throat, colds, headaches, toothaches, cramps, cancer and inflammation of respiratory tract. Some people use it as a stimulant, germ-killer, local pain-killer, and anti-spasm medication. Spearmint is applied directly to the skin for swelling inside the mouth, arthritis, local muscle and nerve pain, and skin conditions including pruritus and urticaria.  Spearmint is also in foods and beverages used as a flavoring agent.  In manufacturing, spearmint is used in health food products, cosmetics, and oral hygiene products such as mouthwash and toothpaste.”


Peppermint Jim wants to remind you to add a few drops of spearmint essential oil as a laundry supplement! Spearmint oil is antibacterial and antifungal and will kill the germs lurking in your washing machine.  Try it,  your laundry has never smelled fresher!

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