About Bergamot Mint Essential Oil
Essential Oil of Bergamot Mint (Mentha citrata) is distilled from the leaves and flowering tops of the plant. This essential oil is only recently appearing on the popular market in the USA. We find it’s aroma to be sweet, herbaceous, a bit fruity, and cheerful. Actually, this aroma is one of our favorites and we think it has unrealized potential for natural perfumers and will build a following as more people become familiar with it. Bergamot Mint Essential Oil blends well with Lavender, Sage, Bergamot, and Petitgrain essential oils. Its sweet aroma helps to counterbalance the sharp aromas of some other essential oils.
There is little information about this essential oil in aromatherapy references, except for safety information. It has not been widely used but we feel that it’s a “little gem” that deserves to be utilized more often.
You might also enjoy our Bergamot FCF Essential Oil.
How to Use Bergamot Mint Essential Oil with Adults
The use of essential oils with children under16 years of age is a specialized practice not covered on this website. Safety guidelines for children are based on age and are different than those for adults so please consult a reputable aromatherapy reference book or, better yet, a properly trained professional aromatherapist, before using essential oils with children (see www.naha.org for appropriate training standards for aromatherapists and for help in locating a professional aromatherapist).
Bergamot Mint Essential Oil is appropriate for use on the skin or by inhalation. For use on the skin, it should be diluted to a maximum concentration of 2.5% in vegetable oil or jojoba. Some vegetable oils commonly used in aromatherapy to dilute essential oils before applying to the skin include grapeseed oil, almond oil and jojoba “oil” ( jojoba is technically not an oil but a fluid natural vegetable wax that is often used like an oil in topical applications). The appropriate maximum concentration can be achieved by adding 23 drops of the essential oil to one ounce of vegetable oil or jojoba. You can also add up to 10 drops of your appropriately diluted essential oil to a warm bath if you enjoy the ritual of a fragrant bath (be careful, the tub will be slippery!).
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