Bergamot oil promotes balance and emotional stability. Because of its complex aroma of sweet citrus and fruity warmth it is both stimulating and sedating. It can help regulate the nervous system, reducing mood swings, symptoms of stress, anxiety and mild depression.
Bergamot oil can help alleviate pessimism and negative thoughts, such as fear, guilt, and unworthiness, helping us regain our self-confidence and resolve.
Its youthful fresh energy uplifts our spirits when we feel flat, and reminds us life is full of joy.
Historical and Traditional Uses
Bergamot oil is cold pressed from the peel of slightly unripe fruit. Its gentle, sweet, warm aroma is full of fresh citrus notes.
It has been used for flavouring and in perfumery for centuries and is well know as the flavour used in Earl Grey Tea.
Considered one of the best essential oils to use in perfumery, it has been used in many famous perfumes throughout history.
Several studies suggest Bergamot oil has antiviral properties, and can be used as antifungal agent to treat candida.
Blends well with: Basil, Lemongrass, lemon, rose geranium, ginger, peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang
Aroma: Sweet, fresh, citrus aroma with floral undertones.
Method of extraction: Steam distilled
Safety & Precautions:
Bergaptene has been found to be phototoxic on the skin - avoid exposure to the sun after having used Bergamot in a massage oil or bath.
The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) suggests the aount of Bergamot used in toical preparations should be limited to a maximum of 0.4% accept in bath or soap preparations which are washed off the skin.