Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) is a favorite amongst essential oil users for its aroma and therapeutic properties. Its scent is citrusy with a hint of floral making it unique and vibrant. This wonderful aroma is known for its ability to help boost the mind and ease your worries, especially during times of sadness and grief.
Bergamot is an aromatic plant that is considered a hybrid between oranges and lemons or a lemon mutation. Essential bergamot oil is very popular in natural cosmetics because of its pleasant smell and antiseptic and antistress effect. Bergamot can be added in and into the teas. Bergamot is best known for its essential oil produced by cold pressing of the fruit crust.
The health benefits of bergamot essential oil can be attributed to its properties as a deodorant, antibiotic, antiseptic, antispasmodic and sedative. It also acts as an analgesic, antidepressant, disinfectant, antipyretic, scarifier and digestive. Bergamot essential oil can also help with acne, abscesses, anxiety, boils, cold sores, cystitis, depression, halitosis, itching, loss of appetite, oily skin, psoriasis, stress.
Bergamot is gentle for skin care and can help tackle teenage skin problems and oily skin. It is also a favorite to add to massage blends to help reduce muscle tension and give relief from tightness caused by overexertion or achy muscles.
- 100% Pure
- Citrus bergamia(Citrus bergamia Risso)
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Aroma: Fresh, orange/lemon/citrusy, slightly floral.
Country of Ogigin: Italy
Benefits refreshing and purifying
Theurapeutic properties: analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-spasmodic, stomachic, calmative, cicatrisant, deodorant, digestive, febrifuge
Mixes (Blend) well with: Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Cyp , Geranium Egyptian, Grapefruit Pink, Jasmine Absolute, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Orange Sweet, Patchouli, Black Pepper, Rosemary 1,8-Cineole,Sandalwood Australian, Vetiver and Ylang-ylang Complete
Extraction method: Cold Pressed or Steam Distilled (less frequently)
Perfumery Note: Top
Strenght of initial aroma: Medium
Diffuse 5-10 drops of bergamot essential oil 2-3 times daily for 20 minutes. This can help alleviate apathy, fatigue, negative feeling, sad mood, lack of appetite, low libido, and feeling of helplessness or disinterest in activities you used to love. Bergamot oil can stimulate uplifting thoughts and feelings and improve energy levels. Add 2 drops of bergamot with 2 teaspoons of your favorite carrier oil to get a massage mix. Apply topically to the firm and tender muscle area.
This blend is already pre-diluted and ready for use. Please consult an essential oil book. Essential oils blended with carrier oils may clog diffusers; please clean thoroughly after each use. Chemistry of Bergamot oil Linalyl acetate, Linalool, Sabinene, Gamma-Terpinene, Bergapten
100% pure bergamot oil.
Natural essence oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using.
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Just like most essential oils, bergamot oil has a multitude of uses and applications for both mental and physical health and beauty.
Helps Relieve Depression
Components of bergamot oil, like alpha-pinene and limonene, are antidepressant and stimulating. By improving the circulation of the blood, they generate a feeling of freshness, joy, and energy in case of sadness and depression.
Helps Lower Blood Sugar Levels
Bergamot essential oil also helps stimulate hormonal secretions, thereby helping to maintain proper metabolic rates. This stimulating effect also increases the secretion of digestive juices, bile, and insulin. This aids in digestion, proper absorption of nutrients, assimilation, and decomposition of sugar and the resultant lowering of blood sugar.
bergamot essential oil has the ability to inhibit the growth of germs, virus, and fungi. It can also effectively prevents infections, including those of the skin. If regularly used with bathing water or in soaps (it is already used extensively in skin care soaps), the skin and hair remain protected from infections and become shiny. It also cures infections in the colon, intestines, urinary tract, and kidneys.
Bergamot essential oil helps reduce the feeling of pain in the body. It stimulates the secretion of certain hormones which lessen the sensitivity of nerves to pain. Therefore, it is very helpful in case of headaches, sprains, muscle aches or any other symptoms/ailments which require a heavy dosage of analgesic pills. This means that you can avoid the dangerous side effects of many over-the-counter pain medicines, which often have adverse side effects and can damage your liver and kidneys, as well as cause blood thinning and insomnia.
Relaxant & Sedative
The flavonoids present in bergamot oil are very good relaxants as well. They soothe the nerves and reduce nervous tension, anxiety, and stress, all of which can help cure ailments associated with stress such as high blood pressure, insomnia, and depression.  They can also stimulate the activity of certain hormones in the body like dopamine and serotonin, which induce feelings of relaxation and sedation.
Aids in Digestion
Bergamot essential oil activates and increases secretions of the digestive acids, enzymes, and bile, thus facilitating digestion. It also synchronizes and regulates the peristaltic motion of the intestines and in this way, it quickens the digestive process and reduces strain to the intestinal tract. In this way, this essential oil can reduce constipation, make bowel movements regular, and prevent gastrointestinal complications.
Studies suggest that bergamot essential oil also aids in keeping the skin youthful. This property of bergamot oil is the reason behind its extensive use in cosmetics and skin care products such as beauty soaps, creams, and lotions. The cicatrizant in bergamot helps heal scars and other marks on the skin. It also makes the distribution of pigments and melanin uniform, resulting in the fading away of marks and an even, attractive skin tone. This essential oil is commonly used to eliminate the unsightly effects of acne, which can leave noticeable scars on the affected areas for many years.
Eliminates Bad Odor
Bergamot oil is popular among the younger generation who is always trying new deodorants, searching for something refreshing and natural. This essential oil is an excellent deodorant. The refreshing aroma and disinfectant properties of bergamot oil inhibit the growth of germs causing body-odor. This makes it an effective and attractive delivery system as a deodorant. Citrus smells are very powerful and can overcome or eliminate many other odors, which is why this oil is also used in room fresheners and sprays.
Bergamot reduces fever, is good as an antibiotic, it fights infections that arise from viruses, bacteria, and protozoa that cause fever, including influenza (virus), malaria (protozoa), and typhoid (typhus bacteria). Secondly, it stimulates the metabolic system and gland secretions, thereby providing a feeling of warmth and resulting in additional secretion (perspiration or sweat) from the eccrine glands (sweat glands) and sebaceous (sebum) glands, thus reducing body temperature. This can also reduce the toxicity of the body through perspiration, and clean out the glands and pores of any foreign toxins that can result in a variety of skin conditions.
It kills worms, and it is a subtle and fragrant choice for children who have contracted worms. It can also be applied to unhealthy, infected teeth or used as a mouthwash to kill oral germs and protect teeth from the development of cavities. Intestinal worms can result in malnourishment and other serious deficiencies including various forms of anemia. Therefore, eliminating these worms, particularly in growing children, is a very important application of bergamot essential oil.
It relaxes nerves and muscles, thereby giving quick relief from cramps, convulsions, and painful muscle contractions. This can also be important for people with chronic coughing, respiratory conditions or asthma, which is similar to a spasmodic reaction.
The same disinfectant and antibiotic properties of bergamot oil make it a good antiseptic agent too. It not only promotes fast healing of wounds, cracks in the skin and heels, ulcers, eczema, and itching but also protects wounds from becoming septic and developing deadly tetanus. It also treats and heals the effects of other infections and inhibits the formation of new ones.
Bergamot essential oil is a tonic, which means that it tones up the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, excretory, and nervous system, as well as skin and muscles.
Word of Caution: Bergamot oil must be protected from sunlight, because bergapten, one of its components becomes poisonous if exposed to sunlight. That is why the oil should always be stored in dark bottles in dark places. Exposure to sunlight should even be avoided after it is applied to the skin, at least until it gets absorbed into your skin.