About Bergamot Oil
Bergamot oil is one of the world’s most adored citrus oils. The benefits of this oil are numerous and its aromatic profile is so compelling that it has been used for centuries in both perfumes and confections.
When a few drops are added to your diffuser, bergamot’s bright sweetness produces big smiles. Known for its powerful mood stabilizing effects, it can calm agitated children and is great for promoting clarity in the workspace. Diffuse this beautiful fragrance with lavender as a nighttime blend to promote restful sleep and sweet dreams.
Aside from being an absolute staple in your home diffuser collection, this oil also has a natural affinity for the hair. Adding a few drops to your favorite carrier oil will create a nourishing tonic that will infuse your hair with luster and shine.
Bergamot Oil Profile
This superior grade of organic bergamot oil from the southern Italian region of Calabria is a clean, nuanced citrus with a classic, tangy-green topnote.
How to Use Bergamot Oil
Bergamot is one our our favorite oils to keep handy by the diffuser as its sweet fragrance blends well with almost any other oil. Universally loved by the whole family, bergamot is a great year round fragrance for creating a fresh, welcoming home. We find that children in particular find bergamot enjoyable. .
Other Ways To Use Bergamot Oil
Add several drops to a mister or spray bottle as a natural and pleasant insect repellent.
Dilute one drop of bergamot in 2 tablespoons of warm water. Gargle the mixture to freshen the breath and maintain oral health.
At nighttime, place two drops on a cotton ball and tuck it under your pillowcase before bed for a restful, pleasant sleep.
Mood balancing blend: 8 drops bergamot oil, 4 drops clary sage oil, 2 drops jasmine neat for diffusion or direct inhalation. This blend can also be diluted for a massage oil.
Ayurvedic Wisdom for Bergamot Oil
According to the ancient healing system of Ayurveda, bergamot essential oil decreases problems caused by Vata and Kapha (the biological forces of wind and phlegm). By balancing "phlegm," bergamot oil helps to reduce sluggishness, complacency and melancholy. Its mood uplifting qualities support heightened and brightened energy.
Aromatic Profile and Blending of Bergamot Essential Oil
Perfumery Note: Top note
Odor: Complex citrus, tangy-green, sweet, fresh and clean, slightly floral and spicy
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Dry-out: Oily-herbaceous, slightly sweet and somewhat balsamic
Blends well with: most oils, including other citrus oils, spice oils, rose oil, sandalwood oil, frankincense oil, vetiver oil, lavender oil, jasmine oil, nutmeg oil, ylang ylang oil, geranium oil, cypress oil, neroli oil, clary sage oil, melissa oil, marjoram oil, angelica
Safety Considerations for Bergamot Essential Oil
Though it is generally non-toxic and non-irritating, bergamot is extremely phototoxic. Do not expose skin to sunlight for 12 hours after application. Repeated use may result in contact sensitization, so be sure to rotate between different oils. Do not use on children younger than 5 years of age. Do not take bergamot essential oil internally.
Botanical Name: Citrus bergami, C. aurantium, var. bergamia
Composition: 100% Pure bergamot oil
Method of Extraction: Expression
Plant Part: Peel of the nearly ripe fruit
Color: Greenish yellow to green
Consistency: Thin, mobile
Yield: .5- 1.5%
Bottle Size: 15ml
Interesting Bergamot Oil Info
Bergamot essential oils are now commonly employed in the place of more expensive, dried bergamot peels. The oil is used in the food and confectionery industry as flavoring for liqueurs, aromatic teas, candies and candied fruits. The juice and skin of the fruit are also used in the agro-alimentary industry for the production of soft drinks, jellies and jams. Bergamot also gives Earl Grey tea its distinctive flavor.
Bergamot was the base for the original French "eau de cologne"; it is still used in many modern-day perfumes to fix the aromatic bouquet and to add a top note of freshness to the fragrance. In the 18th century bergamot bark was shaped and dried into elaborately decorated boxes, which were highly prized among the French aristocracy.
Bergamot essential oil, a citrus, is not to be confused with the herb bee balm (Monarda didyma).