Botanical Name: Citrus Bergamia
Country of Origin: Cote d’Ivoire
Extraction Method: Cold-press distillation of the peel
Scent Profile: Light yet complex, Bergamot is a nuanced scent that intrigues. On first breath, this citrusy top note is tart and sweet with a hint of bitterness. Notes of flora and spice play hide-and-seek in the background, beckoning a closer whiff.
Bergamot supports the secretion of bile, enzymes and digestive acids, which work together to improve the efficiency of the digestive system, while its anti-spasmodic properties alleviates involuntary muscular contractions such as cough and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) cramps. It is also used to treat depression and reduce high anxiety levels, which affect sleep and cause other physiological imbalances.
|Relieves stress-related insomnia||Balances hormones|
|Reduces depression||Relieves respiratory conditions|
|Encourages skin regeneration|
|Facilitates proper digestion and bowel movement|
Face scars: Bergamot promotes skin regeneration and is lauded for its skin renewal and brightening properties. In addition, it encourages blood circulation in the dermis layer and the even distribution of melanin (dark pigment) for a healthy, unblemished complexion.
Sun protection: Bergamot has been tested to be one of the highest anti-oxidant-activity essential oils in the market. It wards off the aging effects of the sun to help maintain youthful skin.
Sun protection: The ill-effects of the sun is not limited to the skin; it applies to hair as well. The anti-oxidants in Bergamot protect hair from dryness, frizziness and breakage caused by oxidative stress.
Shine and Volume: Bergamot is a natural balancing cleanser. It can be used to remove residual chemicals that dull and weigh hair down to reveal shiny, more voluminous hair.
- In a nebuliser
- In an oil burner
- In baths or inhalation
Bergamot essential oil blends well with Frankincense, Mandarin, Jasmine, Lavender, Cypress, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Sandalwood, Orange, Rosemary, Lemon and Ylang-Ylang.
Store in dark, cool area to prevent oxidisation. Oxidised oil may cause allergic reaction.