During your essential oil journey have you had the chance to try Bergamot Mint? It can inspire deep relaxation and calm stress so you can face challenges confidently. In this blog post I will share with you more about this amazing oil PLUS Bergamot Mint Diffuser Blend Recipes!
Bergamot Mint Oil is often used to calm the nervous system and help release muscle tension. It is perfect to diffuse when relaxing after a long day, or during your yoga practice.
If you are wondering the difference between bergamot and bergamot mint, read on to learn more.
Bergamot vs Bergamot Mint
While Bergamot Mint has subtle citrus notes, it is not related to bergamot essential oil. It is a unique essential oil that is different from Bergamot and Peppermint even though its aroma is a combination of fresh mint and soft citrus. It has the uplifting energy of peppermint with the emotionally balancing presence of bergamot.
Bergamot Mint has a similar chemical makeup to lavender. You can substitute one for the other, they also blend well together in DIY recipes.
Like lavender, Bergamot Mint essential oil contains linalool and linalyl acetate which are well known for calming the mind and body. Its unique aroma is ideal for aromatic and topical essential oil blends.
Bergamot Mint Essential Oil Facts
What does bergamot mint oil smell like? Bergamot Mint (Mentha citrata) is a unique and beautiful essential oil that unites a citrus aroma with minty notes. You might think it smells like it’s already a blend of oils, but it’s a SINGLE oil that combines these different aromas.
Bergamot Mint, despite its name, is not related to the bergamot fruits. It is a perennial flowering herb that belongs to the Lamiaceae family. Steam distillation is used to extract the essential oil from the Mentha citrata leaves and stems.
- Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
- Plant Part: Flowering Tops
- Aroma: Soft citrus with a hint of mint
- AKA: Orange Mint
- Shelf Life: 1-2 Years
- Safe for Kids: Yes
Bergamot Mint Essential Oil Blends Well With
Bergamot Mint essential oil is sometimes called orange mint. It is ideal for diffusion and inhalation. While the smell of bergamot mint oil is lovely all by itself, it blends well with citrus oils, as well as floral oils. Here are some oils that bergamot mint blends well with:
- Cedarwood (any type)
- Sweet Orange
- Sandalwood (any type)
- Ylang Ylang
Where to Buy Bergamot Mint Essential Oil?
This essential oil is not carried by every essential oil brand. Here are two brands that do carry this oil:
Bergamot Mint Essential Oil Diffuser Benefits
Let's dive into bergamot mint benefits and find out how this trending essential oil can assist your health and wellbeing.
Benefits of Bergamot Mint Essential Oil:
- Promotes calmness and peace
- Evokes brightness and courage
- Supports a healthy immune system
- Encourages a sense of balance and centeredness
- Soothes anxious feelings
- Renews the spirit
- Supports digestive upset
- Releases muscle tension
Bergamot Mint Essential Oil Diffuser Blends
Add one of the essential oil recipes below to your diffuser with the recommended water for your diffuser tank. I like to use a 100-200 ml water tank diffuser but you can use whatever size you prefer.
Here are diffuser blends with bergamot mint to enjoy:
1. Elevate Diffuser Blend
This essential oil diffuser blend has such a peaceful and inspiring nature.
2. Tropical Twist
Feel alert and attentive with this diffuser recipe, great for mornings when feeling slow and sleepy.
3. Make a Wish
Fill your day with serenity and joy using this blend of grapefruit and peaceful oils to spark positive energy and dissolve stress.
4. Mint Madness
Here is a minty essential oil blend to refresh your mind and body.
5. Cheer Me Up
Try this uplifting oil blend to add cheer and joy to your surrounding space.
6. Long Day at Work
7. Citrus Fresh Home
Diffuse this oil blend when musty or unpleasant smells abound for a refreshing, clean scent.
Diffusing Essential Oils Safety Guidelines
Diffuse 30 minutes to 1 hour at a time, read more about how long to diffuse essential oils.
Using essential oils can improve a person’s emotional, physical, and mental state. For best results, make sure you use pure essential oils and learn how to use them properly.
When using essential oils topically on the skin, be sure to dilute with a carrier oil like jojoba oil or sweet almond oil. It is best not to apply undiluted essential oils onto the skin.
Essential Oil Diffusers Guide
How to Aromatherapy Diffusing Guide with 200+ Diffuser Blends by Jennifer Lane, Loving Essential Oils Owner & Certified Aromatherapist:
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