Native to tropical Asia, also southern Italy and the Ivory coast, Africa
Bergamot has a wonderfully uplifting aroma, and it is used traditionally in Aromatherapy for depression, low self esteem, melancholy and anxiety. It is refreshing and invigorating. It is indicated as good for banishing stress and promoting confidence.
Bergamot essential oil can be used in the bath for uplifting the spirits and easing the mind of emotional anxiety or apathy, or it can be vapourised in an oil burner to create an uplifting and calming atmosphere. It can be added to a massage oil or cream and used as a emotionally nurturing body oil. It can clear and cleanse oily or problem skin including acne when applied to the skin in a face cream.
ESSENTIAL OIL NOTE
BLENDS WELL WITH
To soothe the pain of emotional loss or grief:
Bergamot, Sandalwood and Rose Otto
To clear oily skin:
Bergamot, Mandarin and Geranium
To uplift deression:
Bergamot, Neroli, Lavender, Geranium
To relieve anxiety and stress:
Bergamot, Ylang ylang, Sandalwood, Mandarin.
Refreshing & Fruity.
Bergamot essential oil can be used in the bath, or vapourised in an oil burner. It can be added to a massage oil or cream. Use 6-8 drops per bath and 10 -18 drops per 30ml of carrier oil.
Bergamot is named after Bergamo in Italy where it is was first popularised and sold in the 16th century.
Esters as linalyl, monoterpenes aas limonene, a-terpinene, b-pinene, y-terpinene, alcohols as geraniol, linalool, lactones and fourocoumarins.
Bergamot is a photosensitive oil and should not be exposed on the skin to sunlight directly.