BOTANICAL NAME: Citrus bergamia
AROMA: Fresh sweet-fruity aroma with a slightly spicy undertone combined with floral notes
COLOR: Light yellowish green to yellowish brown
BLENDS WELL WITH: Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Orange, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver and Ylang Ylang
Bergamot oil is generally regarded as safe (GRAS). However, it is recommended to not use this oil on children less than 5 years of age. This oil can possibly result in skin irritation (dilution is recommended). Repeated use can result in extreme contact sensitization. Avoid direct sunlight or ultraviolet light for up to 72 hours after use.
Calming the mind can be an exhaustive exercise. We all have weeks where the days seem so blended and tangled together that unraveling our thoughts feels impossible. When life feels messy, Bergamot essential oil can help relieve scattered thoughts while promoting focus and clarity. It is often recommended to restore emotional balance and calm children on the verge of a tantrum or meltdown. Diffusing Bergamot with Lavender before bedtime can lead to sweet dreams and a restful wake.
Native to Southeast Asia, Bergamot is cold pressed then vacuum distilled from an evergreen citrus tree. The fragrant trees also line the Ivory Coast, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. Although the tree bears non-edible green and yellow fruit, the tree peel of the fruit has been used for centuries to reduce fevers and help rid the body of worms. Beyond its medicinal and balancing qualities, Bergamot is a wonderfully soothing aroma to layer in perfumes and confections. Mixing a few drops of Bergamot into your most-loved carrier oil can be used to nourish your hair and improve its shine.
The following properties and benefits will only be noticed when using a high quality Bergamot oil. Please do your research before buying oils;
Add 2-3 drops of oil in a diffuser or inhale directly.
Dab oil over skin or blemish. Avoid direct sunlight after use.
Massage diluted oil on the area of concern.
Apply 1 drop diluted with a carrier oil such as coconut oil and apply on the cold sore 2-3 times a day.
Massage 1 drop to the soles of the feet.
Inhale directly from bottle or diffuse throughout a room.
Apply a drop of bergamot oil to the palms of the the hands and cup over nose take deep breathes. Alternatively you can just inhale directly from the bottle or add oil in a diffuser.
Apply a few drops of diluted oil to the stomach.
Diffuse aromatically in a room.
Apply diluted oil o the area of the infection or diffuse throughout the air.
Apply several times a day to the abdomen.
Add to bath, mix with vanilla essential oil to promote calmness.
Try drinking Earl Grey Tea. Rub Bergmot oil over throat.
Bergamot oil promotes calmness and relieves tension. Mixed with vanilla essential oil can promote sleep.
Diffuse throughout a room or inhale directly from bottle.
Add 2-3 drops of bergamot oil to a massage cream, lotion or coconut oil. Massage into the skin for some relief from occasional minor aches and pains.
Massage 2 drops to the lower abdomen or add a few drop to a warm bath.