Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

This fresh and fruity pure citrus oil has a sophisticated and uplifting scent. It blends beautifully with many other scents and is the perfect top note. Bergamot has antiseptic properties and is sometimes used as a skin astringent. however it is also a photosensitizer and shouldn't be used on skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight.

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County of Origin Italy
Botanical Family Rutaceae
Therapeutic Properties Anti-bacterial, Anti-depressant, Anti-infectious, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-viral, Carminative, CNS tonic, Digestive tonic, Sedative, Stomachic
Chemical Family Esters, Monoterpenes
Approx. Shelf Life 4 - 5 years
Plant Parts Rind | Fresh fruit
Note Classification Top
Method of Extraction Expression
Blends well with Chamomile, Coriander, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, lLmon, Neroli, Ylang Ylang

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History: The name Bergamot is derived from the city Bergamo in Lombardy where the oil was first sold. The plant has a strong citrus fragrance, like that in the famous Eau de Cologne and somewhat like Monarda (also called bergamot mint). It is used in cosmetics and fruit salad. We do not call this oil Bergamot Mint, because some drop the word mint, creating confusion with Bergamot (the orange oil).

Characteristics: The aroma is basically citrus, yet fruity and sweet with a warm spicy floral quality, and is reminiscent of Neroli, giving a middle note of medium strength.

Clinical Studies:

Indications: These are possible actions. Anti-infection, antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, tonic, stimulant. Used for muscle spasms, traumatic pain, intestinal parasites, flatulence, irritable bowel, stimulating the male sexual system and female ovaries, nervous fatigue.

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Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath, diffusor, inhaler, light bulb ring, massage, mist spray, steam inhalation.

Safety: Bergamot Essential Oil has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin. Due to the presence of bergaptene in this oil, please consult a physician prior to using it. Dilute well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2005
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopeadia Britannica. USA, 2014
Photos attribution – istock Photos
Safety Considerations:
        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 diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
        The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
        Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
 Information and statements regarding Kelley products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease.  All information, content and product descriptions contained within this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.  Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
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    Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

    This fresh and fruity pure citrus oil has a sophisticated and uplifting scent. It blends beautifully with many other scents and is the perfect top note. Bergamot has antiseptic properties and is sometimes used as a skin astringent. however it is also a photosensitizer and shouldn't be used on skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight.

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