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Bergamot Essential Oil

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Description

Calming the mind can be an exhaustive exercise. We all have weeks where the days seem so blended and tangled together that unraveling our thoughts feels impossible.

When life feels messy, Bergamot essential oil may help relieve scattered thoughts or anxiety while promoting focus and clarity. Diffusing Bergamot with Lavender oil before bedtime can lead to sweet dreams and a restful wake. The clean uplifting citrus aroma will brighten your day and enhance feelings of well-being. Bergamot essential oil is also supportive in natural bug protection preparations.  

Native to Southeast Asia, Bergamot is cold pressed then vacuum distilled (if bergapten free) from the fruit of an evergreen citrus tree. The fragrant trees also line the Ivory Coast, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.  This small inedible fruit, grown prolifically in the Mediterranean climate was named after the town of Bergamo, Italy, where it is said, it was first distilled. 

This popular citrus essential oil is well known for its use in the perfume and food industries, but don’t confuse it with other commonly named bergamots, such as bee balm (Monarda didyma) or bergamot mint (Mentha citrata).  Many traditional herbal formulas included a variety of citrus fruit peels to enhance digestion. 

Although the Bergamot tree bears non-edible green and yellow fruit, the essential oil of the fruit has been used in aromatherapy for its soothing aroma within perfumes and confections. Bergamot oil gives the world’s most popular scented, flavored tea — Earl Grey — its heady citrus aroma and flavor.  This lively essential oil is frequently added to perfumes and cosmetics. It is a major ingredient in the original “4711 Cologne” formulated at the beginning of 18th-century Germany.

 **Euro droppers are not included with 4 oz bottles**

Details

Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia

Variety: FCF (furanocoumarin-free)

Origin: Italy

Method: Cold Pressed

Plant Part: Peel

Note: Top

Family: Rutaceae

Blends Well With: Geranium, and other florals

Aroma: Citrusy, musky, sweet, and tart

Consistency: Thin

Color: Greenish- Yellow

Reports
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Bergamot Oil, FCF batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Citrus bergamia. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

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Safety & Shelf life

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.

Our Bergamot is FCF (furanocoumarin-free) and non-phototoxic.


OK For Kids: 2+


Kids Max Dilution: 1%


Shelf Life: 1-2 Years


Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Bergamot essential oil good for?
  • Essential oil made from the cold pressed rind of the bergamot fruit, Bergamot essential oil is great for many issues and has a versatility all its own. For digestive support to reduce abdominal cramping or spasm, use it as a massage oil made with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil combined with Roman Chamomile or Sweet Fennel. Bergamot is also a well known oil for relieving symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression by uplifting mood with its bright cheery aroma. Naturally, it has also been successfully mixed into blends to relieve spasmodic coughing due to chest congestion as well as in muscle and pain blends to relieve tension.
Is Bergamot oil good for anxiety?
  • Yes, Bergamot is a very uplifting essential oil. Due to its chemical components, it has anxiety reducing abilities while helping to release sheltered emotions. By soothing depression and anxiety, this oil will benefit the user by blending it with other antidepressant oils such as Rose, Patchouli and Lavender. Neroli is another fantastic oil to blend with Bergamot for its anti-depressant qualities.
What to mix with Bergamot essential oil?
  • Bergamot is a somewhat versatile oil, try it in a diffuser or as a massage oil blend to reduce muscular tension and restore the emotional mind with Juniper Berry, Lavender or for emotional support with Marjoram and Rose. It can also be paired with base note oils such as Patchouli to bring a calm grounding atmosphere to any situation. For immune boosting, try mixing it with Laurel Leaf and Frankincense or Ginger for a spicy boost. If you or someone you love happens to have a spasmodic cough, try using it with steam inhalation or in a diffuser blended with Juniper Berry or Laurel Leaf and capture the warmth of Cardamom for added expectorant qualities.
Where to apply Bergamot essential oil?
  • Bergamot blends well in massage oils, roll-ons and with topical skin care treatments as well as with natural personal perfumes and can be used on pulse points and in abdominal massage oil. Try adding a drop of Bergamot to your hair which will keep its aroma throughout the day. An important mention however, like many other citrus essential oils, it is highly recommended to dilute Bergamot essential oil since it contains a phototoxic element called bergapten. Should you use this oil on your skin and go out in the sun, you will sustain burns that can cause redness, skin irritation and potential scarring. If using topically it is advised to use approximately 1-2 drops maximum in 1 oz of carrier oil. Avoid direct sunlight if using over this amount for up to 18 hours after applying it to exposed skin. Read more about phototoxic oils here.
What does Bergamot smell like?
  • Bergamot essential oil is made from the fresh fruit rind and it holds a top-middle note. The first element to hit your nose gives off a citrus bouquet due to its element d-limonene that is sharp and crisp. But the middle note nuances surface, giving off its soft, sweetness that has hints of lemon and pepper. It is also somewhat herbaceous with subtle flower essences. Its warmth exudes positive feelings and a sense of security.
How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite pure essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.

CAR DEODORIZER: Add: 5 drops of Bergamot, 5 drops of Tea Tree and 5 drops of Lemon to you Car Diffuser and run for 30-60 minutes.

DELIGHTFUL: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Bergamot, 5 drops of Geranium, 5 drops of Clary Sage and 5 drops of Ylang Ylang. Or add this to 2 ounces of Sweet Almond oil as a refreshing body oil.

RELAX: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale to relieve stress as needed: 5 drops of Bergamot, 5 drops of Vetiver and 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas).

LINEN: Make a linen spray by adding to a 4 ounce spray bottle the following: 7 drops of Bergamot, 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas), 3 drops of Vetiver and 5 drops of Frankincense, along with 2 ounces of Lavender hydrosol and 2 ounces of Ylang Ylang hydrosol [or water]. Shake and blend well before misting over sheets and bedding before bedtime. Shelf life: 1 week

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