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.
|County of Origin||Italy|
|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|
|Method of Extraction||Expression|
|Blends well with||Chamomile, Coriander, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, lLmon, Neroli, Ylang Ylang|
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.
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.
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.