From the Bergamot tree native to Europe and South Asia, this essential oil is obtained by cold compression of the rind of this fruit which looks like a hybrid between a lemon and an orange. Historically, Bergamot Essential Oil was majorly used in aromatherapy for its calming effects on the nervous system but has in recent years shown to be very beneficial in the areas of skin, hair care, and holistic healing.
Bergaptene Bergamot Essential Oil is suitable for both aromatherapy and for topical use in skin and hair care formulations and will not cause any phototoxic reactions upon exposing the skin to the sun.
Blends well with: Essential Oils of Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Cypress,
Jasmine, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang Frankincense, Geranium, Sandalwood, Rosemary and other Citrus.
Note: Product colors and aroma profiles are intended to represent the typical and approximate color and scent of each oil. However, both can vary based on harvesting, distillation and other factors. These variations should not affect the efficacy of the product.
Directions for use
Diffusion: Add a few drops of Bergamot Essential Oil to an ultrasonic diffuser or diffuser bracelet.
You can also create a blend with one or more EOs of Rose Geranium, Lavender Kashmir, Chamomile Roman, Sweet Fennel or Patchouli (Dark) Essential Oils to incorporate other benefits you may require, make a stronger blend or just to layer different scent notes and create a rounder or preferred aroma.
Topical: To use topically for its healing benefits, add 2-5 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil to a tablespoon/15ml of base oil or shea butter and apply 2-3 times daily or as needed to affected area.
Apply to the lower abdomen and back to relieve menstrual cramps and pain or to localized area when dealing with muscle sprains and cramps even from sports injuries.
Apply to the chest to relieve congestion or respiratory cramps.
Add 10 drops to 50ml of a light easy absorbent oil for a relaxing, soothing massage
Create a stronger blend by adding one or more of Cypress, Indian Frankincense, Black Pepper, Thyme (Red) or Rosemary Essential Oils for a stronger blend without exceeding the 5 drops of EO for topical use or 10 drops per 50ml maximums for a massage oil.
Skincare: Bergamot (Bergaptene Free) Essential Oil is suitable for all skin types and is recommended for oilier or combination skin even sensitive
Directions: Create a moisturizer with Bergamot (Bergaptene Free) EO diluted at a rate not exceeding 6 drops when using alone or in total when adding other EOs e.g. Neroli, Oregano, Jamarosa, Manuka, Clary Sage or Citriodora Eucalyptus Essential Oils as well in a blend per 30ml of a complementary Carrier oil e.g. Goji Berry, Blackberry Seed, Strawberry Seed Oil, an existing serum, lotion or any other preferred base before applying on the skin.
Hair Care: Add to a shampoo, conditioner, hair oil, cream or as part of a hot oil treatment and massage into hair to condition, wrap a towel on hair and leave for 20mins, then rinse off.
Bergamot Essential Oil
Benefits of diffusion: Aromatically, Bergamot is balancing, relaxing, revitalizing, and has a powerful mood stabilizing effect to help calm agitated children, ease stress, tension, irritability, and other symptoms of depression, PMS or menopause. It also helps promote mental clarity and diminish mental sluggishness and complacency.
Its aroma has an uplifting, calming effect that induces feelings of happiness, inner strength, confidence and enhances the sense of self-worth, love and acceptance to help release feelings of sadness, grief, insecurity, loneliness, self-hatred and judgment.
Bergamot Essential Oil is also a very potent natural sedative which helps promote and improve the quality of sleep.
It also works as an expectorant, anti-congestive and decongestant beneficial in treating catarrh, colds, bronchitis, asthma and other breathing, nasal or respiratory issues
Its opiate like effect helps stabilize high blood pressure and is extremely effective in relieving headaches and migraines
Topical use benefits: Apply to the lower abdomen and back to relieve menstrual cramps and pain.
Apply to the chest to relieve congestion or respiratory cramps.
Its powerful astringent, analgesic, tonic and immune stimulating properties to help boost immune health and combat oxidative damage in the body.
Apply on the stomach to help soothe the digestive tract and relieve cramping, bloating, indigestion, acid reflux, constipation, and other digestive issues.
Apply to localized area for its anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, anti-rheumatic, and analgesic effects help relieve pain from sore muscles, joint, knee or back pain, muscular stress, or tension e.g., sprains or sports injuries.
Other attributed therapeutic benefits of Bergamot Essential Oil include: Antibacterial, disinfectant, anti-viral, antimicrobial antifungal, hormone balancing, diaphoretic, digestive, gastro-intestinal aid, deodorant, vulnerary, vermifuge, antibiotic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, and sedative. It also acts as an analgesic, antidepressant, disinfectant, febrifuge and a cicatrizing substance.
Skincare benefits: As a natural skincare ingredient in a moisturizer or serum for its potent astringent properties which help tighten the pores to reduce oiliness, this helps treat and prevent acne, blackheads, pimples and other oily skin related issues.
To aid skin rejuvenation, regeneration, improve elasticity and skin health, even out the complexion, remove skin impurities and cleanse pores for clearer, brighter, healthier more radiant skin.
It also helps soothe irritation and inflammation, cleanse wounds and balance sebum production to keep the skin hydrated and moisturized to prevent excess oiliness or dryness which is beneficial to all skin types.
Its antioxidant action helps combat free radical, oxidative, cellular and environmental damage to prevent premature aging and keep skin healthy.
Its antimicrobial and antibiotic properties are effective against bacterial and fungal skin infections e.g., acne, pimples, blackheads rashes, hives, shaving irritation, redness, scabies etc.
It is also anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, cicatrizing and with consistent use can diminish the appearance of scars and acne spots, prevent acne or pimple scars and with consistent use it can help diminish the appearance of acne scars, age spots, skin discolorations and blemishes.
Hair care benefits: Helps condition and moisturize, boost growth, eliminate chemical build up from the scalp, treat dandruff and other scalp inflammations etc.