Bergamot Mint Essential Oil (Mentha aquatica)


Bergamot Mint may also be referred to as Mentha Citrata Herb Oil, Eau-de-Cologne Mint Essential Oil. It is typically processed in India using steam distilled as a method for extracting oil from the leaves.


Bergamot Mint Essential Oil, also called Citrata Essential Oil, is steam distilled from the rich green leaves of the purple flowering Mentha citrata perennial plant cultivated in rich green fields found in Indian countryside. With its fresh, minty, slightly citrusy aroma, Mentha citrata

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Fresh Herbaceous Minty Slightly citrus Slightly floral Sweet

  • Common Name(s): Mentha Citrata Herb Oil, Eau-de-Cologne Mint Essential Oil
  • Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Mentha
  • Major Compounds: Linalyl Acetate, Linalool, B-terpineol, 1,8-cineole, Geranyl Acetate
  • Perfumery Note: Top-Middle
  • Consistency: Thin
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong
  • Color: Clear
  • Countries of Production: India
  • Processing Methods: Steam Distilled
  • Part Typically Used: Leaves
  • Ethically and sustainably sourced Ethically and sustainably sourced
  • Organic Organic
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Benefits & Uses

May be benefitial for addressing the following ailments:

Asthma Bodily Congestion Muscular aches and pains Nausea

Therapeutic Benefits of Bergamot Mint:

Decongestant Digestive stimulant

Cautions & Safety

Cautions when using Bergamot Mint:

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.]

Safety Precautions for Bergamot Mint:

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.


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