Monarda fistulosa (Bee Balm) Flower Oil
Monarda Essential Oil is steam distilled from wild crafted Monarda fistulosa (Bee Balm) flowers. This plant is also referred to as Wild Bergamot, due to its similar fragrance and therapeutic activity, though Monarda Essential Oil is a very effective anti-microbial, where Bergamot is not. The common name of Bee Balm comes from the fact that it is a favorite to the local bees. Historically this plant has been used, by natives, to treat infectious conditions, especially of the skin, due to it’s high level of Thymol. Monarda Essential Oil is similar, in fragrance, to Bergamot. Its fragrance is sweet, and floral, with very light fruity notes. The scent is fabulous!
Therapeutic Use: Monarda Essential Oil is a gentle, yet, powerful anti-infectious agent, especially viral, with the added benefit of being very calming, and helpful in situations of anxiety and nervous tension. In Aromatherapy Monarda Essential Oil is utilized for it’s gentle anti-infectious activity, similar to Thyme Linalool, making it an excellent choice for skin care where you need soothing and anti-infectious activity of a more gentle nature.