Bergamot Mint Essential Oil
Bergamot Mint (Mentha citrata) essential oil is cooling and calming. It is chemically similar to lavender due to a synergy of linalyl acetate and linalol which makes it skin friendly and calming to anxiety. It is an excellent way to enjoy the aroma of mint without the harshness of menthone or menthol. Bergamot Mint has very low percentages of both.
Chemistry: linalyl acetate (64.07%), linalol (15.53%), myrcene (3.17%), b-caryophyllene (2.94%)
Latin Name: Mentha citrata
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Cultivation: organically cultivated/unsprayed, USA
Plant Part: Leaves and stems
Chemical Family: monoterpenol
Aroma: sweet like spearmint with a tart citrus undertone
Properties: antidepressant, antispasmodic, calming, cooling
Steam distilled: February 2017
Shelf Life: 5 years (approx.)
Bergamot Mint diffuses beautifully in an ultrasonic diffuser. Add it to unscented lotion and rub around the neck area before bed to support sleep. For skin application, add 1 drop to 1 teaspoon of unscented lotion or other organic carrier oil and gently massage in skin as needed for a cooling or calming effect.
Chakra: Root (1st) and Crown (7th)
Energetically, Bergamot Mint is similar to Lavender, bringing us peace and calming. It is uplifting and helps relieve stress and anxiety.
For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. Consult a licensed physician if pregnant or nursing. If the oil is past it’s “Best by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value. Avoid the use of essential oils near infants and small children.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your medical professional before use.