About Bergamot Oil
Bergamot oil is one of the world’s most widely 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 the perfume and confectionery industries. Bergamot’s bright sweetness has a tendency to produce big smiles when a few drops are added to your diffuser.
When diffused Bergamot has powerful mood stabilizing effects. It can calm agitated children, is great for promoting clarity in the workspace, and is most revered for its mood elevating effects. Diffuse the beautiful fragrance as a nighttime blend with lavender 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 is a clean, nuanced citrus oil, with it’s classic tangy-green topnote, from the southern Italian region of Calabria.
How to Use Bergamot Oil
Diffuser: Bergamot is one our our favorite oils to keep handy by the diffuser as it’s sweet fragrance blends well with almost any other oil. It is universally loved by the whole family. We find that children especially find bergamot enjoyable. Bergamot is a great year round fragrance for creating a fresh, welcoming home.
Other Ways To Use Bergamot Oil
Add several drops to a mister or spray bottle as a natural and pleasant insect repellent.
Gargle with one drop of Bergamot diluted in 2 tablespoons warm water to freshen the breath and maintain oral health.
At nighttime, place two drops on a cotton ball and tuck under 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, diluted for massage
Ayurvedic Wisdom for Bergamot Oil
According to the ancient healing system of Ayurveda, Bergamot essential oil decreases problems caused by Vata, & Kapha (the biological forces of wind and phlegm).
By balancing ‘phlegm’, bergamot oil helps to lighten tendencies of sluggishness, complacency and melancholy. It's mood uplifting and supports 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
About Bergamot OilSafety 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 can result in contact sensitization (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
It is bergamot that gives Earl Grey tea its flavor. Essential oils are now commonly used in the place of more expensive, dried bergamot peels. The oil is also used in the food and confectionery industry as flavor for liqueurs, aromatic teas, candies and candied fruits. The juice and skin of the fruit are used in the agro-alimentary industry for the production of soft drinks, jellies and jams.
Bergamot was the base for the original French "eau de cologne," and is used in many modern-day perfumes, fixing the aromatic bouquet and adding a top note of freshness to the fragrance.
Bergamot essential oil, a citrus, is not to be confused with the herb bee balm (Monarda didyma).
In the 18th century bergamot bark was shaped and dried into elaborately decorated boxes, which were highly prized among the French aristocracy.