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Bergamot Mint Essential Oil

Bergamot Mint Essential Oil is a delightful oil to work with for fragrancing applications. Despite its minty/mentha name, it apparently does not possess a noteworthy content of menthol. Aromatically, Bergamot Mint Oil resembles a combination of bergamot, fresh herbals, lavender and the hint of mint.

Bergamot Mint Oil is refreshing and uplifting. Though little documented information is available regarding its therapeutic applications, I can see Bergamot Mint Oil being a lovely inclusion intended for those trying to combat depression and anxiety.

Bergamot Mint Essential Oil is sometimes referred to as Lemon Mint Oil.

Bergamot Mint Oil
Bergamot Mint Oil
    

Botanical Name: Mentha Citrata

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Part Typically Used: Leaves

Color: Clear

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Top

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong

Aromatic Description: Fresh, citrusy (bergamot-like), slightly floral and herbaceous.

Bergamot Mint
Bergamot Mint

Bergamot Mint Oil Uses: Primarily used for perfumery and fragrancing applications.

Primary Constituents: Linalool, a-terpineol, citronellol, geraniol, 3-octyl acetate, linalyl acetate, geranl acetate. [Sylla Sheppard-Hanger, The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual (Tampa, FL: Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, 1994), 287.]

Safety Information: Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand does not list any precautions for Bergamot Mint Oil and indicates that it is only mildly irritant to the skin. [Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 203.]

Important Note: The essential oil information provided within the Essential Oil Properties & Profiles area is intended for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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