Spearmint, My Wierd Addiction.

Hickory Cottage By Hickory Cottage, 20th Apr 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I love the smell of spearmint. Spearmint makes me happy. I go after spearmint like a cat after catnip, except I don't get high....I don't think. I could roll around in a bed of spearmint and be perfectly happy with myself, until the neighbors start staring.

The heavenly mint.

Spearmint, or mentha spicata is a common mint that grows everywhere in the world. It has antiseptic properties, it's good as a tea, it's soothing to the stomach, and it smells oh, so heavenly. I have no earthly idea why I love the smell of spearmint so much. I'm not one of those recovering drug, tobacco, or alcohol addicts either. When someone is chewing spearmint gum, I can literally smell it across the room. I have some spearmint growing in a pot on my porch, and I even made spearmint soap once.
I don't really think this is a problem, although it may be a little embarrassing to my family when I ask people for a piece of their spearmint gum. Hey. At least I don't ask strangers. I wonder if there really is a chemical substance in spearmint oil that stimulates my olfactory senses more than the average person. Hmmm, I just might do an in depth study about it. Until then, you will find me anywhere spearmint is sold or grown.


Addiction, Herbs, Natural Medicine, Spearmint

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author avatar Hickory Cottage
I'm a homemaker, wife, and mom. I have too many hobbies to mention, but let's say, I'm artistic, crafty, and musical. As a writer, I'll generally focus on frugal living, but I'll write about anything.

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author avatar Val Mills
20th Apr 2012 (#)

Nice one :-)

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author avatar Denise O
20th Apr 2012 (#)

I am a fan of mint also, so I hear ya. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Hickory Cottage
20th Apr 2012 (#)

Thanks, everyone.

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author avatar shallimarRose
24th Apr 2012 (#)

Love spearment in fact i just bought three spearmint plants to start growing.. grandmother had it all over her yard and i remember loving to suck on the leaves... nice.. sR

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