|Botanical Name||Mentha citrata|
|Common Name||Mentha citrata herb extract|
|Country of Origin||India|
|Solubility||Soluble in alcohol & oil, insoluble in water|
|Specific Gravity||0.880 - 0.895|
|Optical Rotation||(-70) - (-80)|
|Refrective Index||1.450 - 1.470|
|Bland With||Clary Sage, Sandalwood, Bergamot, Geranium, Marjoram, Rosemary, Chamomile and Eucalyptus.|
|Extraction Method||Steam Distilled|
These oils are originated in Central and Southern Europe and are colourless to Yellowish clear Liquid. Produced by the process of fractional distillation, these oils play an active role in flavour, food, perfumery and allied industries.
Mentha Citrata Essential Oil is also called Bergamot Mint not to be confused with Bergamot Orange, but both oils have high levels of linalool and linalool acetate with citrus notes. Menta Citrata is primarily used as perfume oil. In the garden it has a much stronger orange-lemon scent and the linalool acetate is formed during distillation. There is some confusion over the parents of this mint. Some botanists believe that it is a separate species while others feel it is a variety of M. aquatica. I believe the variety M. aquatica is lemon mint and the Mentha Citrata here is a variety of M. piperita. The difference in the two plants is visible, as the lemon mint is very green whereas the Mentha Citrata is tinged purple.
Color : Colourless to Yellowish clear Liquid with Sweet fresh clary Lavender Bergamot odor,
Aroma : Warm, spicy scent that is somewhere between clove and cinnamon
Linalyl Acetate, Linalool and Terpenes
These are used in the manufacturing process of perfuming agents, detergents, soaps, pain balms and cough syrups and more