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Guide to Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot essential oil is an oil that is extracted from the peel of the bergamot orange, a small citrus fruit that is primarily grown in Italy. It has a fresh, sweet, and citrusy aroma, and is often used in aromatherapy and perfumery for its uplifting and calming properties.

Scientific Name/Botanical name: Citrus bergamia
Method: cold pressed/ steam distilled
Plant Part: Citrus peel
Family: Rutaceae
Odor strength: Medium
Aroma: Complex aroma - smells citrusy with underlying floral and bitter characteristics
Consistency: Thin
Color: Golden/ green

Benefits

Emotional Well-being
Alleviates symptoms of stress and anxiety
Respiratory Support
Clears nasal passage and promotes easy breathing. Helps reduce persistent cough.
Skin Repair
Relieves cracks on the skin and heels
Accelerates Healing
Promotes healing of wounds and eczema
Fever Reduction
Promotes perspiration thereby reducing fever
Detoxification
Helps stimulate the production of digestive enzymes, enhances bile flow and improves circulation which cleanses the body of toxins.

Ways to use

Topical application

Promotes faster healing of cuts, acne, psoriasis and other skin disorders

Step 1:
Mix 1-2 drops of bergamot essential oil for every 5ml of carrier oil
Step 2:
Apply the mixture to affected area

Disinfectant surface cleaner

Its natural antibacterial properties help to sanitize and clean various surfaces.

Step 1:
Fill a small spray bottle ( say 100 ml ) with 1:1 ratio of water and vinegar ( approx 50ml of water and 50 ml of vinegar )
Step 2:
Add 10 to 15 drops of Bergamot essential oil to the spray bottle
Step 3:
Close the spray bottle and shake well
Step 4:
Spray the mixture on countertops, skins or bathroom fixtures.
Step 5:
Let it sit for a moment before you wipe clean with a cloth.

Aromatherapy

Supports emotional well being and respiratory health

Step 1:
Add a few drops of Bergamot essential oil to a ceramic diffuser filled with water
Step 2:
Light a natural soy wax tea light candle
Step 3:
Place it inside the ceramic diffuser
Step 4:
Relax and enjoy the uplifting and calming scent of bergamot as it fills the air

Safety

  • Avoid contact with eyes, nose, and sensitive areas.
  • Never apply essential oils to the skin or scalp directly. It is highly recommended to dilute the oil using a carrier oil to avoid skin irritation.
  • Never intake essential oils orally.
  • Do a patch test before topical use to make sure there are no allergic reactions to any essential oil.
  • If you are pregnant, nursing or taking medication; consult a physician before use.
  • Keep away from pets and children