Orange bergamot mint is a plant and an herb. Normally the term bergamot refers to orange bergamot.
- botanical information
- astrological correspondences
- magick correspondences and uses
- health care
- external skin care
Botanical name: Mentha citrata
Common name: bergamot, bergamot mint, orange bergamot
Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.
There are no true essential oils for bergamot mint, but there are bergamot bouquets. You can use bergamot bouquet in the same manner as a true essential oil in any recipes or formulas that call for bergamot oil.
Astrological planet: Mercury
magickal correspondences and uses:
Gender: masculine (traditional western European magickal gender)
Merucry spells: Bergamot mint (as an herb or a bouquet) may be used in as an ingredient or substitute for magick spells and formulas related to Mercury matters (overcoming addiction, breaking bad habits, communication, divination, eloquence, intelligence, mental powers, psychic powers, self-improvement, study, travel, and wisdom). Be careful about substitutions for preparations that will be ingested or come in contact with the skin. These substitutions do not apply to medical uses. See the article on Mercury for a list of herbal substitutes for bergamot.
Using essential oils: There is no true essential oil for bergamot mint, but there are bergamot bouquets. You can use bergamot bouquet in the same manner as a true essential oil in any recipes or formulas that call for bergamot oil. Essential oils are just too concentrated and too expensve to use without dilution. If you purchase pure essential oil from a source such as Mountain Rose, you will want to place just a drop or two into a neutral carrier vegetable oil or jojoba. This conservation is typical of the use of essential oils in spells and other magick. It is wise to test a bit of any essential oil on your inner wrist before use. If any irritation occurs, do not use the essential oil. Keep essential oils out of reach of children and pets and away from heat and light. See the article on essential oils for detailed information on how to mix and use essential oils.
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External skin care: Bergamat essential oil in Rhonda Allison Growth Factor Serum: Silky everyday moisturizer with potent rejuvenating nutrients. Youll love the silky feel of this nutrient-rich serum, for day or nighttime use. Contains a high concentration of epidermal growth factor to support tissue regeneration and cellular repair after microdermabration, AHA exfoliants, enzymes, and post-peel. Supports skin structure with antioxidants and essential oils of tangerine, lemon, rosewood, and bergamot. Apply daily to freshly cleansed skin. Rhonda Allison Growth Factor Serum
Some herbs may be poisonious under some conditions. Exercise appropriate care.
Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Some plants can be toxic just by touch. Even experts can make deadly misidentifications of wild plants. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden (or window boxes).