Bergamot Essential Oil
Botanical name: Citrus Bergamia, Origin: Italy
Description: The bergamot tree is a native of Southern Italy and produces fruits. The oil is expressed from these fruits.
Aromatic scent: A lemony fresh smell with balsamic undertones. Bergamot oil is also used as a food flavouring agent and provides Earl Grey tea its distinctive citrus notes.
Perfume note: Middle to Top
Consistency: The oil has a watery viscosity
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
What is it good for: The sweet aroma of Bergamot acts as an antidepressant by balancing mood and easing anxiety.
Bergamot has a cooling action that can help to bring down fevers.
Bergamot can help with skin conditions such as acne, eczema and cold sores. It is useful for balancing combination skin and improving skin tone, it can calm dry, itchy skin and its natural healing properties can reduce scars over time. It has antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Suggested Usage: It is best to dilute essential oil in a carrier oil such as Grape seed. Start with 1% essential oil to 99% carrier and increase essential oil until you have desired aroma strength. The oils will evaporate naturally and so you can also remove the cap and place on a high shelf (away from children and pets), to diffuse fragrance into a room.
Possible side effects: are generally mild and may include dizziness, muscle cramps, or heartburn. Bergamot oil shouldn’t be applied directly to the skin as it may make the skin sensitive to the sun.
Blends With: Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender and Patchouli.
Safety: For external use only, avoid contact with eyes. Do not use on children, or when pregnant or while using medication. Keep out of reach of children.
An essential oil should not be used instead of seeing a doctor for medical advice. Never self prescribe and if in doubt please ask your doctor. Do not use on sensitive skin and always do a small test of the oil before use. If an allergic reaction occurs, wash off the oil with soap and water and then seek medical attention.
Bottle: These bottles are designed for pharmaceutical use, they are impact resistant but care should be taken with glass bottles on hard surfaces. The bottles are designed in Austria, using green natural glass, they are not sprayed. They can be recycled over and over again.