Our Wildcrafted Monarda Essential Oil (Monarda fistulosa) is also known as Bee Balm Essential Oil and comes wildcrafted from Canada
Monarda is known by many names: Bee Balm, Horsemint, Oswego tea (for the Oswego Native Americans who used the aerial parts medicinally) and Wild Bergamot (not related to the Bergamot Orange, which produces an essential oil known as Bergamot).
Monarda is a wonderful addition to the garden because its showy pale purple flowers attract bees and other pollinators (hence the name Bee Balm). It’s a perennial in the mint family and it grows wild here in the Appalachians, especially in the partially shaded areas at the borders of our forests. Sweep your hand through it to catch a whiff of its pleasant aroma. Growing and tending plants, or visiting them in their natural habitats, are a great way to take your aromatherapy practice to the next level. By getting to know the plants, you’re better able to use their essential oils.
Use Monarda essential oil in perfumery for a top note that isn’t too sweet.
- Do not take essential oils internally.
- Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
- Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution, refer to an aromatherapy text).
- The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Essential oils are not drugs and are not appropriate for treatment of illnesses.
- Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
- The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.