Bergamot is a small, delicate tree which bears pear-shaped yellow fruit that is smaller than an orange. The name bergamot actually comes from the name of the town where the oil got its start – Bergamo in Lombardy, Italy. Bergamot is the most delicate of the citrus plants, requiring special climate and soil in order to thrive. Bergamot oil can heighten your vulnerability to the sun and damage your skin if rubbed on the skin and exposed to sunlight. Bergamot oil is expressed from the skin of the rind.
Calming, cleansing, cicatrizant and stomachic
Clear skin infections and eases skin irritations; deodorant; support normal digestion and strengthens body system; alleviate respiratory ailments; aids in a healthy immune system; calms stomach cramps and regulate appetites; minimise discomfort and healing of cold sores; alleviate the pain of shingles and chickenpox; fights chronic fatigue; relieves feelings of fear, anxiety, and panic; insect repellent and soothes insect bites
Bergamot oil is used to treat many skin complaints including pimples. It eases skin irritations and softens cracked and dry skin. It helps regulate excessive oiliness of the skin or scalp. Bergamot oil eases the pain, promotes rapid healing and helps to clear skin infections. It can be added to deodorant blends to reduce body odor. To avoid phototoxicity, use only 1% in blends or 1 drop to 3 tsp (15ml) carrier oil or lotion.
It may help to relieve anxiety, fear, and panic. It possesses uplifting and refreshing qualities. The scent is a delicious combination of citrus and floral aromas.
Blends Well With:
Cypress, geranium, lavender, neroli, patchouli, ylang ylang
Photosensitivity: Low to Medium
Dilute 50-50, 1 part essential oil with 1 part of carrier oil.
- For age 0-1, use 1 drop of essential oil to 8-10 drop of carrier oil. For age 2-6, use 1 drop of essential oil to 2-4 drops of carrier oil. For age 7 and above, use 1 drop of essential oil to 1 drop of carrier oil.
Apply 1-2 drops on area of concern
Apply to chakras and/or Vita Flex Points
Inhale directly or diffuse
Avoid direct sunlight or a sunbed within 12 hours after applying to the skin
May cause skin irritation, especially if it is old or oxidized. Store in a dark bottle in the refrigerator, ensuring that the cap is tightly closed.