- Use Bergamot Mint with lotion, soap, or other personal care products
- Diffuse day or night for a comforting environment
- Add a few drops to your bath or massage
- Put a few drops on a cotton ball or small passive diffuser to place in your car or linen closet.
- Comb a drop or two into your hair to carry the scent with you all day.
What is Bergamot Mint?
Despite the name, Bergamot Mint is not related to the bergamot fruit in any way; rather, it comes from a flowering, perennial herb that is part of the Lamiaceae (mint) family. The essential oil, which is commonly found in many personal care products, is steam distilled from the leaves and stems of the Mentha citrata plant.
How to Use Bergamot Mint
Fresh, softly minty, and slightly citrusy, Bergamot Mint essential oil can be used aromatically and topically. Bergamot Mint is perfect for diffusing after a hard day or at bedtime. It can also make a wonderfully soothing addition to a comforting massage or warm bath.
Bergamot Mint’s calming, inspiring aroma is also effective at clearing the air of musty or unpleasant smells. Diffuse it or add a few drops to a small spray bottle with water to create a refreshing, clean-smelling room spray.
Another simple and easy way to use Bergamot Mint is by using it with the unscented doTERRA Spa Lotion. Just put a drop or two of Bergamot Mint in your palm, add a bit of lotion, and lather away. This can be especially helpful for a comforting aroma before sleep. Bergamot Mint is relatively gentle on the skin and is ideal for topical blends.
What Are the Benefits of Bergamot Mint Essential Oil?
The two main chemical constituents found in Bergamot Mint oil are linalool and linalyl acetate, which research studies indicate are calming and uplifting. The aroma of Bergamot Mint creates a relaxing, soothing, restorative atmosphere.
What Does Bergamot Mint Oil Smell Like?
Sometimes called orange mint, Bergamot Mint essential oil has a slight citrusy twist to an otherwise soft, minty, almost floral-like aroma. Ideal for inhalation and diffusion, Bergamot Mint blends well with Basil, citrus, and floral oils like Lavender, Rose, and Ylang Ylang. Its aroma is also lovely on its own.