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Bergamot Mint Essential Oil
Bergamot Mint Essential Oil is a delightful oil to work with, and it is increasingly becoming one of my favorite essential oils to utilize. Its composition is somewhat similar to that of Lavender Essential Oil, and it makes a lovely synergistic complement or substitute for lavender in particular blends.
Bergamot Mint Essential Oil is calming, relaxing, and is simultaneously uplifting to the spirits. Aromatically, Bergamot Mint Oil resembles a combination of bergamot, fresh herbals, lavender and a hint of mint. Although it falls within the Mentha family, the reviewed oils possess only about 1-2% menthol and only a trace amount of cineole. It is much gentler in mint intensity than peppermint with its typical 40-45% menthol and approximately 5% (or so) cineole content.
Bergamot Mint Essential Oil is sometimes referred to as Lemon Mint Oil.
Mentha Citrata / Mentha aquatica L. var. citrata
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Strength of Initial Aroma
Medium - Strong
Fresh, citrusy (bergamot-like), slightly floral and herbaceous.
Bergamot Mint Essential Oil Uses
Respiratory, Congestion, Sore Muscles, Digestion, Nausea, Motivation, Inspiration. [Andrea Butje, The Heart of Aromatherapy (Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc., 2017), 36-37.]
Bergamot Mint Essential Oil is also used for perfumery and fragrancing applications.
[B.M. Lawrence, Essential Oils 1976-1978 (Wheaton: Allured Publishing, 1979), 20. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 352.]
Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Bergamot Mint Oil. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 352.]
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