Monarda Essential Oil
Monarda is an aromatic perennial with bright colored blossoms and aromatic foliage.
- Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
- Other Common Names: Wild Bergamot, Bee Balm
- Part of Plant Used: Flowers
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: None
- Chemistry: Monarda is primarily comprised of monoterpene alcohols (geraniol).
- Musculoskeletal: pain relief for muscular and joint aches, pains, and stiffness
- Nervous System: can help with the stress, anxiety, nervousness, irritability, and insomnia
- Respiratory: helps relieve symptoms of respiratory ailments and inflammations
- Skin: support for dry or mature skin including wrinkles, also used for wound healing and inflamed skin conditions
- Genitourinary: can soothe inflammation of the urinary tract
- Emotional: helps with exhaustion due to heartache and associated emotional states
- Spiritual: Supports the Heart Chakra associated with love, relationships, transformation, and integration
- Scent Profile: Mid to top note with a sweet and lemony aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Monarda can last up to 100 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Floral
- Blends well with: Balsam Fir, Carrot Seed, Cedarwood, Clove, Cypress, Elemi, Eucalyptus Radiata, Hyssop decumbens, Laurel, Lavandin, Lavender, Lemon Myrtle,May Chang, Neroli, Niaouli, Rosalina, Rosemary ct verbenone, Thyme ct gerianol, Thyme ct linalool
- There is a theoretical risk of interaction between wild bergamot oil and drugs metabolized by this enzyme due to the presence of geraniol and citral.
Products Containing Monarda Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.