Bergamot is well-known for its pleasingly sweet citrus aroma, and is a favorite
in many potpourri blends because of its uplifting effect. This essential oil is
100% pure and cold-pressed from the peel of the bergamot fruit.
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Fun fact: Bergamot essence is used in voodoo as a protective measure against evil
Bergamot has a rather controversial history. Some say it originates from Northern
Italy, taking its name from the the small town of Bergamo where it was discovered.
Others state it originated in India, and its Turkish name means "King of
Pears", which reflects the pear-shaped fruit of the plant. Whatever it's
history, there is no disputing that bergamot has been used for years because
of its sweet, citrusy scent with spicy undertones. Popular with perfumers for
centuries, bergamot has an uplifting, energizing scent which also makes it perfect
for aromatherapy. Additionally, bergamot is one of the most versatile essential
oils, as not only does it have sedative qualities, but also stimulating as well.
It appears to adapt to the needs of the person using it. Bergamot also gives
Earl Grey tea its unmistakable and unique flavor, which makes it a favorite
among tea lovers everywhere.
Mixes well with: All essential oils, and especially Atlas cedarwood, citronella,
chamomile, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, lime,
marjoram, nutmeg, orange, oregano, palmarosa, rosemary, sandalwood, tangerine,
and ylang ylang.
Parts used: Peel of nearly ripe fruit.
Extraction method: Cold expression
Safety Information: This essential oil is phytotoxic, which means it increases
the effect of sunlight. Therefore, never apply bergamot to skin before exposure
to sun. Additionally, do not apply neat on skin; must be diluted in a carrier
oil or cream. Not recommended for use if pregnant.
Natural essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care.
Warnings: Not for external use. This oil is photosensitive and reacts
strongly to ultraviolet light. Keep out of reach of children. For aromatherapeutic
Notice: Individual results may vary. You should always consult with your physician before starting this product or any health-related program.
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