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Bergamot – Benefits And Uses

Essential Oil Profile

Botanical Name: Citrus Bergamia
Country of Origin: Cote d’Ivoire
Extraction Method: Cold-press distillation of the peel
Scent Profile: Light yet complex,Bergamotis 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 oil is extracted from the citrus fruit of bergamot orange trees (Citrus bergamia). If you enjoy Earl Grey tea, you are certainly familiar with the flavor of bergamot, which is used to flavor it. The origins of the bergamot tree may be traced back to Southeast Asia. It is currently grown all over the world, although it first earned fame and a name in the southern Italian town of Bergamo. It's popular for its relaxing scent, peppery flavor, and wide range of uses.

Therapeutic Properties / Health Benefits

Bergamotis a plant that belongs to the citrus family. Oil from the peel of the fruit juice is used to make medicine that aids several discomfort

Bergamotliterally stimulates the release of bile, enzymes, and digestive acids, all of which help to increase the digestive system's efficiency, while its anti-spasmodic characteristics help to relieve involuntary muscular spasms like cough and fairly severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) pains. It's also used to treat depression and reduce excessive anxiety levels, both of which have a huge impact on sleep and induce a variety of other physiological abnormalities.

In general, research has indicated thatbergamotessential oil reduces inflammation, lowers cholesterol levels, and improves mood. As a result, some people may have skin irritation or allergic reactions. It can also cause photosensitivity, thus it shouldn't be used on skin that is just lightly exposed to the sun.

While clinical investigations onbergamot'stherapeutic applications are mostly restricted to its usage inanxiety aromatherapy,bergamotis thought to offer a number of pre-clinical effects, includinganalgesic and antiseptic qualities, antimicrobial and antibacterial activities, and deodorizing characteristics.

An aromatherapy mix includingbergamothas been demonstrated in studies to aid withdepressionsymptoms in older persons, those with terminal cancer, and women at high risk ofpostpartum depression.

Bergamot oildevotees (and those who want smooth, softly scented hair) swear by the power of thisessential oilto soften and tame curls. Bergamot oil may also be soothing to an inflamed scalp, according to anecdotal evidence.

Therapeutic Properties

Health Benefits

Relieves stress-related insomnia Balances hormones
Reduces depression Relieves respiratory conditions
  Alleviates cramps
  Encourages skin regeneration
  Facilitates proper digestion and bowel movement


Face scars: Bergamotpromotes skin regeneration and is lauded for its skin renewal andbrighteningproperties. In addition, it encouragesblood circulation in the dermis layer and the even distribution of melanin (dark pigment) for a healthy, unblemished complexion.

Sun protection: Bergamothas been tested to be one of the highest anti-oxidant-activityessential oilsin the market. It wards off the aging effects of the sun to help maintain youthful skin.

  • How to use for face care
    Add one drop of essential oil to one dollop of your face cream or lotion and apply every two days. Do not be tempted to add more oil. Higher doses do not work better than regular applications.

How to use for body care
Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of body lotion or carrier oil. Apply the mixture all over skin and pat dry or allow full absorption. Read more about essential oil dilution and how much you should mix.


Sun protection: The ill-effects of the sun is not limited to the skin; it applies to hair as well. The anti-oxidants inBergamotprotect hair fromdryness, frizziness and breakage caused by oxidative stress.

Shine and Volume: Bergamotis a natural balancing cleanser. It can be used to remove residual chemicals that dull and weigh hair down to reveal shiny, more voluminous hair.

How to use
Dilutebergamotessential oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba and comb the mixture into hair strands, focusing on the tips instead of the roots.


- In a nebuliser
- In an oil burner
- In baths or inhalation

Blends well with

Bergamot essential oil blends well with Frankincense, Mandarin, Jasmine, Lavender, Cypress, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Sandalwood, Orange, Rosemary, Lemon and Ylang-Ylang.

Caution/Side effects

Store in a dark, cool area to prevent oxidisation. Oxidised oil may cause allergic reaction.

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