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, 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.
Therapeutic Properties / Health Benefits
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|
BERGAMOT IN SKIN CARE
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.
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. [Link]
- How to use for face care
BERGAMOT IN HAIR CARE
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.
How to use
Dilute bergamot essential oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba and comb the mixture into hair strands, focusing on the tips instead of the roots.
HOW TO USE
- 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.
Store in dark, cool area to prevent oxidisation. Oxidised oil may cause allergic reaction.