Monarda Fistulosa, a native of North America, belongs to the Lamiaceae family. It has violet-colored flowers and its essential oil is distinguished by its lemony aroma and its richness in geraniol.
A powerful antifungal
Thanks to the geraniol and its powerful antifungal properties, Monarda essential oil is excellent for treating genital and skin mycoses.
Treats skin problems
The main chemical component of the Monarda essential oil is geraniol, a potent antifungal. In massage, Monarda essential oil is particularly effective for treating feet fungal infections, athlete's foot and lichen planus.
Monarda essential oil is also antiseptic and antibacterial, which makes it very effective to cure skin inflammations and infections. Diluted in a carrier oil, Monarda essential oil helps to treat skin infections like impetigo, abscesses and eczema, but also skin inflammations such as psoriasis, herpes and dermatosis.
Incorporated in a cosmetic cream, Monarda essential oil helps to purify and cleanse the skin.
A genital antifungal agent
Thanks to the antifungal, antiseptic and antibacterial properties, this essential oil has good results in the treatment of urinary infections and genital mycoses.
It is also used to treat cystitis, urethra inflammation and vaginitis.
Relieves the respiratory tract
The antibacterial and antiseptic properties allow Monarda essential oil to help cure the respiratory tracts inflammations and infections.
It is possible to use this essential oil in massage, inhalation or diffusion to relieve colds, sinusitis, otitis and bronchitis.
Chemical composition of the Monarda essential oil
Monarda essential oil has a chemical composition dominated by geraniol. The main compounds of this essential oil are:
The best way to use this essential oil is in massage and in diffusion. In massage, add 5 to 10 drops to a carrier oil, such as coconut oil or almond oil. Do not apply undiluted directly to the skin.
In diffusion or inhalation, it can be used diluted or undiluted.
Monarda essential oil mixes very well with lavender, geranium, rose, citrus and thyme essential oils.
Botanical Name: Monarda Fistulosa
Common names: Wild Bergamot, Beebalm, Horsemint
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Country of origin: France
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Plant parts used: Outside parts of the plant
Odor: Citrus, floral, sweet.
Essential oils are concentrated and should be used with caution. Keep out of reach of children.
Avoid contact with the eyes.
As it contains geraniol, citral and linalool, Monarda essential oil can cause an allergic reaction in topical use.
Do not use if pregnant and for children under 1 year of age. If suffering from any medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner before using.
Do feel free to ask for further information and applications.
DISCLAIMER: Essential oils are not meant to cure diseases and illnesses. They may ease some health problems and bring comfort. We suggest you consult a physician and do your own research for each essential oil that interests you.
To get more safety information, read our article about the risks of using essential oils.