Bergamot is small citrus tree native to South East Asia. Its name comes from the small town of Bergamo in Italy where the essential oil was first sold. Bergamot is a close relative of the Bitter Orange tree, and produces a small fruit that turns yellow in colour when ripen. Unlike other citruses the fruit is inedible as it is so sour! The essential oil is produced from the peel of the nearly-ripen fruit, with main countries of production being Italy, Corsica and Morocco. Cold pression form 200 kg bergamot peels gives 1 kg essential oil.
A valuable oil used to support emotional health and well-being. She is one of the most popular aromatherapy oils to help ease work-related stress, over-emotional feelings, depression, tension, and physical and mental agitation. It can also be used when overwork or pressure affects the stomach and digestion. Bergamot essential oil is a common ingredient in many modern perfumes.
Bergamot brings sunshine in your life.
Bergamot is a powerful antispasmodic and can be effective in reducing and eliminating abdominal cramps and the occasional spastic coughing. Bergamot oil is also an effective aid for healthy digestion and great for jumpy legs. Successfully used as a mood enhancement. Emotionally uplifting
Bergamot is fantastic as an ingredient in massage oils as it helps to reduce tension and soothe painfully tight muscles. Bergamot may help to inhibit the growth of viruses associated with daily life and improve the immune system.
Try using Bergamot in a diffuser, especially when feeling blue, as it adds a light, uplifting, and lovely aroma to the room.
Or ad 1 or 2 drops on a tissue and inhale, she gives you mental power and energy.
Bergamot is phototoxic don’t use it before you take a sunbath.
Phototoxic – Avoid direct sunlight or tanning beds for up to 18 hours after applying Bergamot to the skin. Bergamot must not be applied to the skin undiluted. Serious skin burning or damage can occur if Bergamot is applied and the skin is exposed to the sun or a tanning booth. It may be used safely (no phototoxic response) on the skin in a blend at no more than 0.4% (approx. 1-2 drops per 30 ml of carrier). If you are using the oil on an area of your skin that has no exposure to the sun or UV light, then there is no safety concern.
If oxidized, Bergamot essential oil may cause skin irritation or sensitization due to the high limonene content.
The suggested shelf life is 3-4 years.
Citrus Aurantium Bergamia
Part used for production
Linalol, nerol, terpnineol (alcoholen) Linalylacetaat (esters) bergapteen (lacton), dipenteen, limonene (terpenen).
This clear yellow green essential oil have a fresh citrus fragrance with a flowery surrounding and deep warm note.