On this blog we’ve featured various mints and bergamot essential oils, but today’s oil has a little bit of both! Meet Bergamot Mint (Mentha citrata)!
According to Pompeii Organics, bergamot mint is one of the most gentle of the mint family, similar to lavender (angustifolia) in it’s sedating, calming effect. It lifts the mood and fights depression.
It’s also very good for the skin, giving a soothing and cool feeling. However, always dilute bergamot mint (as you should with every oil!) as it can be irritating to sensitive skin.
Be sure to let us know if you’d like to try bergamot mint! We carry a wide repertoire of pure essential oils in addition to our improved roster of original products. Contact us today!
Here at Honest Aromas, we love playing around with essential oils to come up with new blends. The great thing about essential oils is that, although they primarily have therapeutic properties, they have nice smells too, and it can be a win-win to make something helpful that smells good. It’s like a double-duty perfume! 🙂
One of Hannah’s favorite oils to do this with is ylang ylang. Our favorite is this one, from Pompeii.
Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata) is an extremely sweet, floral oil. You’ve probably heard of it before – it’s quite popular in commercial lotions and bubble baths. But the scent of those chemical products has nothing on pure ylang ylang essential oil! It’s pungent and perfumy, and sort of makes you need to lie down a minute :).
So it suffices to say that you only need a tiny bit of ylang ylang to pack a punch. It’s very sedating and calming, and it helps soothe pain and anxiety. It’s also great for strengthening the immune system.
Hannah likes to mix a tiny bit of ylang ylang with some bergamot and peppermint oils. The mix of floral, orange, and mint scents is lovely and soothing, and the energizing mint and citrus helps take the edge off the sleepy ylang ylang :).
Are you interested in trying some ylang ylang? Let us know. We’d love to share it with you!
Have a great weekend, folks!