Bergamot – Citrus Bergamia - Citrus

Blending Note: Top 

Main Benefits: Refreshing, Relaxing, Healing

Properties: Analgesic, Stimulant, Diuretic, Antiseptic, Antidepressant, Deodorant, Tonic,

Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-infectious, Anti-parasitic, Antispasmodic, Digestive,

Hormonal support, Sedative

Origin:  East Asia 

Other producers are:  The Ivory Coast, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Italy

Allergy Warning:  

Sensitive Skin.  Exposure to Ultra Violet Light. Do not use on children, Do not use when you breastfeed or are pregnant. Blood Sugar Levels can be lowered by the oil. 

Short History of Bergamot

Bergamot essential oil is a major component of the original perfume composed by Farina at the beginning of the 18th century. The first record of bergamot oil as a fragrance ingredient is from 1714, found in the Farina Archive in Perfume.  Bergamot is considered an Italian dream. Bergamot takes its name from an Italian city, Lombardy, where the essential oil was originally sold. The Italians have used Bergamot in folk medicine for years. The Italians have used Bergamot in particular for fevers. Bergamot oil was very valuable during the 15th to 16th century. It was used in teas, perfumes and in voodoo it is thought to ward off evil and danger. In today’s society bergamot is also very valued oil

About Bergamot:

Bergamot is a small tree with long, oval green leaves with white flowers. The Tree bears a small round fruit that is yellow when ripe. .  The fruit looks like a miniature orange. Bergamot essential oil is obtained from the cold expression of the peel of the nearly ripe fruit of the Bergamot tree Today the oil is extracted mechanically with machines called "peelers", these machines "scrape" the outside of the fruit under running water to get an emulsion channeled into centrifuges for separating the essence from the water.The essential oil obtained from the fruit of the Bergamot tree has a citrus-like aroma yet fruity and sweet but also a spicy undertone. Recent Italian research has shown that Bergamot essential oil has a wide variety of uses in aromatherapy application this fresh smelling oil is a favorite amongst aromatherapists and is great for creating a more relaxed and happy feeling by massage.  Bergamot essential oil’s colour ranges from green to green yellow and is a watery oil.

Medicinal Uses:

Indigestion, Bronchitis, Urinary Tract Infections, Immune System Strengthening, Anxiety, Tension, Depression, Insomnia, Stress, Nervous Tension Acne, Anti Septic, Oily Skin, Psoriasis , Tiredness, Irritability, Fever, Sore Throat, Bad Breath eczema, varicose ulcers and seborrhea of the skin and scalp.

Other uses: 

Bath, Steam Inhalation, Massage, Diffusers