Mentha Citrata Essential is well known for its unique medicinal qualities that the herb itself is very popular. Bergamot Mint is another term used for Mentha Citrata Essential Oil. Level of linalool and linalool acetate with citrus notes are high in the oil. It is primarily utilized in the making of perfume oil.
Mentha Citrata Essential Oil is also known as Bergamot Mint Essential Oil. This oil is extremely delightful to work with. In some blends this oil that has a Lavender Essential Oil like composition, makes an excellent substitute or lovely synergistic complement
Origins of Mentha Citrata oil are seen in Southern and Central Europe and Asia. Constituents of the oil include Terpenes, Linalool and Linalyl Acetate.
This tinged purple Mentha Citrata is a variety of Mentha Piperita. It belongs to Lamiaceae (Mint) family and has a citrus like strong fragrance, similar to that of Eau de Cologne.
The plant is a perennial herb that grows to up to 3 feet in height. Leaves are dark green and have a purple tinge. Yellow oil glands dot the whole plant. The complete flowering plant is used in processing essential oil.
Chemical constituents of the oil include linalool, linalyl acetate, caryophylene and gernanyl acetate. Other constituents of the oil include citronellol, 3-octyl acetate and a-terpineol.
The essential oil is used for its stimulant, anti infection, tonic, antispasmodic and antiparasitic properties. The oil has a number of other properties including vermifuge, perfume sedative, deodorant, stomachic, expectorant and parasticide.
Steam distillation process is used in obtaining extract from the leaves of the Mentha Herb. Consistency is thin and belongs to the top-middle perfumery class.
During the steam distillation process, linalool acetate is formed. It has a stronger scent of orange-lemon in the garden. Initial aroma is medium to strong and herbaceous. The colorless to yellowish liquid having fresh and sweet clary lavender Bergamot odor is obtained from the extraction method.
Mentha Citrata Oil has many medicinal properties. It is an excellent antiseptic, antidepressant, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti fungal and also helps digestion. For women experiencing menopause, it is most suitable as a perfume especially for its cooling properties. This essential oil reduces panic and fear, promotes sleep and soothes the nervous system. Besides being used in cosmetics the oil is also used in fruit salads. In aromatherapy jewelry it is worn around the neck.
Whether it is for headaches, stomach aches, fevers, nausea, sick stomach, parasites, for nerves or for disorders in the digestive system, the Mentha Citrata Essential Oil proves to be very useful. Besides this it is also used in the manufacture of cough syrups, perfuming agents, pain balms, soaps, detergents and many more purposes.
This oil helps in uplifting spirits, inspiration, motivating, relaxes and provides a calming effect on the user. It is an excellent oil to use for massage, in the aroma lamp, as mist spray and diffuser, in bath water, steam inhalation and light bulb ring.
It has a number of physical uses including stimulating nervous fatigue, sexual system in males and female ovaries. As far as mental uses are concerned, it helps in enjoying sexual life for anyone having sexually depressed and inactive sex life.
As an emotional use it helps the man or woman feels good about their sexuality While exploring their sexuality, they have better self confidence and sexual experience. So anyone having concerns about their sexuality can consider using Mentha Citrata essential oil.
As spiritual use it empowers and fortifies both men and women through the third eye and sacral chakra. Sexuality develops more strength and clarity. Lost pleasure is easy to get back in life, by using Mentha Citrata oil.
In the perfume industry it is used mainly in perfumery applications and for adding fragrance. It is also used in the industry of food and beverages.
It blends well with other essential oils like Ylang Ylang, Basil, Geranium, Lavender, Citrus Oils and Rose. A few precautions have to be taken and noted before administering Mentha Citrata oil. It is non toxic in nature and could cause irritation and sensitization. People having sensitive skin and women into pregnancy should avoid intake of this essential oil.
The Mentha Citrata plant itself has a citrus like strong fragrance. Extract obtained for the herb’s leaves has a green, slightly floral and fresh aroma