Bergamot Essential Oil
- Distillation Method:
- Cold Pressed
- Country of Origin:
- Plant Part:
- Latin Name:
- Citrus aurantium bergamia
- Naturally Grown
About the Oil: This is an exceptional oil with a complexity of notes we've not experienced in any other Bergamot with a wonderful, rich, sweet-tart aroma. It is powerfully stress relieving and uplifting.
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ABOUT THE PLANT
Citrus bergamia, also called Citrus aurantium bergamia is native to the Mediterranean region growing to 12 meters in height when uncultivated.; Bergamot originates from a small coastal area of southern Calabria in Italy where the trees grow to their fullest. The tree has smooth oval leaves and produces small yellow fruit that are very bitter and thus, normally not eaten. Unable to be propagated by seed, Bergamot cuttings are often grafted onto other citrus tree's root stock such as lemon or bitter orange.
ABOUT THE OIL
The fruit from which Bergamot is pressed actually produces four common essential oils: Bergamot, Neroli (steam distilled from the flowers which become the fruit), Petitgrain ((French for 'small grains' from leaves and branches with unripe fruit, the 'petit' grains) and "Neroli Petitgrain" (steam distilled oil from the leaves and branches of the tree when the branches are in full bloom).
These Bergamot oils are cold pressed from the peels of ripe fruit grown in Italy. The soil and conditions of Italy are known to produce the finest bergamot oils in the world. These are wonderful 100% pure Bergamot essential oils with beautiful, full bouquets. The organic Italian is absolutely exceptional, with an incredible body we've never experienced in any other Bergamot. It has a wonderful, rich, tart-sweet aroma. Customers have told us this is the best they've ever found, and we very much agree. We've also included a Bergaptene-Free (BPF) Bergamot oil for use in skin care, or anywhere photosensitivity created by Bergamot would be a concern. No matter what your application, enjoy!
Bergamot essential oil is named after the Italian city of Bergamo in Lombardy, where the oil was first sold. It was a primary ingredient in one of the first 'eau de cologne' formulas, and continues to this day to be found in a number of 'high end' perfumes and colognes. The essential oil is also notably found in Earl Grey Tea, a black tea lightly flavored by Bergamot.
- settles digestion
- increases absorption in the intestines
- promotes normal peristalsis
- assists the body's natural eliminatory response
- increases appetite
- neutralizes microbes
- promotes sleep
- calms the nervous system
- relieves stress
- lessens anxiety
- cleanses the urinary tract
- helps heal burns and wounds
- encourages cell regeneration
- regulates the production of sebum
- tones the skin
- neutral with cooling and warming potential
- enhances the circulation and free flow of Qi
- Gabriel Mojay says of bergamot, “Depression due to stagnant Qi energy is the result of accumulated stress or repressed emotion. The emotion most often involved is that of unexpressed anger . . . Like lavender, bergamot encourages the release of pent up feelings – feelings that can lead not only to depression but to insomnia, anxiety and sudden mood swings . . . Bergamot oil helps us to relax and ‘let go'”.
- Fischer-Rizzi describes bergamot, “Thanks to bergamot's sunny and warming disposition, the oil helps people regain self-confidence, and it uplifts and refreshes the spirit. The gentle fragrance, like a bouquet of flowers, evokes joy and warms the heart.”
- The green color of bergamot has an affinity with the heart chakra, and is useful when the heart chakra is affected by grief.
- direct inhalation, dissuser, oil vaporizer
- Studies suggest that the aroma of Bergamot essential oil has the ability to lessen the formation neural pathways for stress. Repeated exposure to elements in our environment will normally carve connective pathways for our neurons to fire between (this creates thoughts that are always associated with other thoughts and produce reflex reactions based on the emotions drawn out by these associations). Specifically, Bergamot acts as a diversion in the neural pathway, allowing individuals a chance to intercept thoughts and prevent associated reactions such as stress, fear or anxiety. In effect, acting as a buffer, it affords an opportunity to reteach the brain what thoughts to associate and which should be disconnected. This can take many years (depending on how deeply grooved are the pathways). Work with a psychologist to dissociate the thought patterns is always beneficial.
- In one study, adolescents wearing aromatherapy amulets selfscored their psychoemotional conditions significantly higher than those who had amulets containing other substances.
- massage, compress, bath, sitz bath, douche, skin care
- Apply to forehead and temples for stress relief and mood elevation.
- Dilute and apply where you would a deodorant.
- As a natural skin toner and detoxifier it may help prevent premature aging of skin and may have excellent effects on oily skin conditions and acne.
- It is also helpful in smoothing scars, stretch marks and thread veins.
- Bergamot can be used orally for help with halitosis (bad breath), canker sores, sore throats. Note that only one to five drops are ever used at any one time, and not for long periods. Because it is from the peel of a fruit, it is generally safer in this regard than other oils.
Bergamot essential oil is subtle and uplifting, uniting the one of the most enticing perfume aromas with the possibility of powerful healing effects. This light greenish-yellow Bergamot has a fresh, sweet-tart, orange-fruit scent, with a slightly spicy balsamic undertone. This is a truly wonderful Bergamot, with a more exquisite combination of notes than any we've ever tried.
Bergamot can have a range of aroma's and aromatic intensities. There are some that are produced from fruit which are not picked quite at the right time, or perhaps have not had ideal rains and temperatures for the season, resulting in an aroma that may seem weak or 'incomplete' when sampled. The finer the essential oil, the more complex its aroma will be, with the very best being both notably sweet and tart at the same time. We have found this to be the case with our organic variety. While we have sampled oils that are a little sweeter, and some that are a little more sour, there have been no others so well rounded as this one.
Bergamot essential oil blends well with: Chamomile, Geranium, Lavender, French, Lemon, Orange, Neroli, and Ylang Ylang essential oils.
Bergamot oil is considered non-toxic, yet it does contain bergaptene, a constituent that can be phototoxic and therefore skin should not be exposed to significant amounts of direct sunlight for 72 hours after topical application. If sun exposure is imminent use the Bergaptene-Free Bergamot essential oil. Further, Bergamot oil is only recommended for use at low concentrations (3% or less in carrier oil), as it can irritate the skin.
If pregnant or breastfeeding, consultation with a physician is recommended.