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Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot)

History of Bergamot

It is believed that Christopher Columbus brought bergamot to Bergamo in Northern Italy from the Canary Islands. A mainstay in traditional Italian medicine, bergamot has been used in the Middle East for hundreds of years for skin conditions associated with an oily complexion. Bergamot is responsible for the distinctive flavor of the renowned Earl Grey Tea, and was used in the first genuine eau de cologne.

Production: Cold pressed from the rind, solvent extraction or vacuum distillation.

 

 

Common Uses

  1. Skin Care
  • acne
  • eczema
  • insect repellant 
  • insect bites
  • psoriasis
  1. Mental & Emotional
  • mood enhancing
  • confidence building
  • hormonal support
  • agitation
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  1. Medical
  • intestinal parasites
  • virus infections, e.g. herpes, sores, colds
  • urinary tract infections

Properties

  • anti-depressant
  • calming
  • stimulant
  • tonic
  • relaxing
  • uplifting
  • antibacterial
  • analgesic
  • antispasmodic
  • digestive
  • laxative

Aroma is citrusy, fresh, sweet, uplifting and relieves anxiety. 

Applications of Bergamot Essential Oil:

  • Dilute with any vegetable oil and apply 1-2 drops on your feet or your chakras. 
  • Inhale or diffuse it directly out of the bottle for an uplifting experience.   

Caution

  • Bergamot is known for its photosensitivity. Therefore, be careful and avoid direct sunlight when using Bergamot.

Noteworthy

Bergamot is a sensitizer so be careful if you are allergic. In case of allergies, stop using bergamot for a while and observe your symptoms. Always seek the help of a health care practitioner in case of problems. 

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