Essential Oil Series - Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

August 25, 2018

 

Bergamot is a fragrant citrus fruit. While the citrus fruit is not edible, Bergamot's rind emits a sweet scent. Bergamot was first named after the town of Bergamo, in Northern Italy (Lombardy), where the oil was first distilled. Bergamot essential oil is widely used in perfumery. 

 

Chemical Families: Monoterpenes, Monoterpenols, Esters

Botanical Family: Rutaceae

Extraction Method: Cold pressed

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Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) Essential Oil Highlights:

 

In folk medicine, Bergamot is used as a topical antiseptic and for wound healing​. It is also used in folk medicine to treat infections.

 

It can be effective in reducing abdominal cramps​. It is also a good digestive aid for lack of appetite, nausea.

 

 

Bergamot essential oil has antidepressent properties. It helps sooth depression and anxiety. It can also help releasing anger, negativity, frustration from pent-up emotions and mood swings.

 

It helps support the immune system and promote well-being

 

Safety concern: Phototoxicity - Avoid direct sunlight or UV light for 24 hours after applying Bergamot to the skin. Bergamot must not be applied to the skin undiluted.

 

 

Here are just some of the many ways you can use your bergamot essential oil:

  • Azendea's Warrior 3in1 Spray is a spray made with bergamot, rosemary, and orange essential oil. Combined with rosemary with orange, the bergamot essential oil helps promote a serene setting that lets you focus your energy. 

  • Bergamot is great for diffusing. Put a few drops in your home diffuser, car diffuser, essential oil necklace, or bracelet: the scent of bergamot is uplifting. Try blending it with Rosemary, Rose, Frankincense, or Clary Sage.​​​​

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References:

  1. ​Worwood, V. (1991) The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

  2. Black and Butje, Aromahead Institute (2015) Essential Oil Data Sheet​

  3. Azzaro, K. Ashi Aromatics Inc. (2015) Essential Oil Profiles

  4. Nayana Morag, (2015) The Aromatic Dog - Essential Oils, Hydrosols, & Herbal Oils for Everyday Dog Care: A Practical Guide

 

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