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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 while promoting focus and clarity. Diffusing Bergamot with Lavender 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. It 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.

 

It 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 tree bears non-edible green and yellow fruit, the essential oil of the fruit has been used 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 component 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 FCF batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Citrus bergamia (furanocoumarin free). No contamination or adulteration was detected.

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Safety & Shelf life

Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician. Our Bergamot is FCF (furanocoumarin-free) and not phototoxic


OK For Kids: 2+


Kids Max Dilution: 1%


Shelf Life: 1-2 Years

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 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 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 well before misting over sheets and bedding before bedtime. Shelf life: 1 week


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