Bergamot Essential Oil

£8.88 £17.60

Bergamot is pressed from the peel and is uplifting and cheering. Bergamot is also invigorating and can be used to help prevent apathy.

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Description

Bergamot | Latin Name: Citrus Bergamia | Family: Rutaceae | Extraction: Expression | Plant Part: Tree, Peel

This Essential oil is a light green-yellow liquid with a fresh, sweet-fruity with a slightly spicy balsamic undertone. On ageing, it turns a brownish olive colour.

A fifteen-foot tree with long green leaves and white flowers. The fruit is pear-shaped but pitted like small oranges and the trees look is very similar to an orange tree. The Bergamot tree is the most delicate of all citrus plants demanding a special climate and soil. Native to tropical Asia, cultivated in Calabria in Southern Italy and grown commercially on the Ivory Coast.

Blends

Blends well with: Chamomile, Coriander, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Juniper, Jasmine, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Lemon, Marjoram, Neroli, Palmarosa and Patchouli.

Bergamot is a TOP note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours

Properties

Bergamot is an analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cicatrizant, cordial, deodorant, digestive, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, stomachic, tonic, vermifuge, and vulnerary.

Bergamot is very different chemically from the other expressed essential oils from this family. It is rich in esters and alcohols and is similar to Lavender in that it is excellent for eczema and psoriasis.  Bergamot is used for stress, digestive problems, infectious wounds, herpes, agitation and loss of appetite, as well as being synergistic with lavender for helping to heal and regenerate burned skin.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk tradition

Named after the city Bergamo in Lombardy, where the oil was first sold. It has been used in Italian folk medicine for years mainly for fever and worms. Bergamot is known to have a wide variety of applications.

Safety Data & MSDS

It is photosensitising if used undiluted on the skin prior to going into daylight unprotected, sunbed treatments or sunbathing.  Normally considered a safe essential oil if used in dilution and with care in hot climates.

Alcohols (< 60%), esters (< 60%), coumarins (5%).

Bergamot MSDS
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