This is one of my favorite oils. It smells get and works so well in my diffuser and inhaler blends.
Bergamot is most useful for it’s ANTI-SPASMODIC and ANTIDEPRESSIVE properties. It’s chemistry makes it beneficial for abdominal cramps, nervous system and emotional support. Bergamot is highly phototoxic. Avoid exposure to the sun or tanning beds for 12-24 hours after dermal application.
Latin Name: Citrus bergamia
Botanical family: Rutaceae
Plant Part: fruit rind
Processed: cold pressed
Chemical Family: Monoterpenes, Esters
Aroma: Citrus, sweet, tart
Color: Pale yellow to pale green
Max Dermal Use: 0.4% for phototoxicity
Safety Concerns: Phototoxic. Avoid direct sunlight (natural or artificial) for 12-24 hours after applying to the skin
Antidepressant – can help prevent and alleviate emotional issues
Anti-inflammatory – alleviates inflammation and redness
Antispasmodic – relieves muscles spasms and cramping
Antiviral – inhibits the growth of viruses
Carminative – may assist in preventing gas
Sedative (Central Nervous System) – Calming
Liz Fulcher of the Aromatic Wisdom Institute has a great article about the essential oil of Bergamot HERE
SAFETY: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. If the oil is past it’s “use by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value.
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We are passionate about aromatherapy and all things healthy and natural. We also believe strongly in the safe use of essential oils. To learn more about blending safely, we have a learning section devoted just to this issue: Drops & Dilutions.
Safety recommendations are based on Essential Oil Safety, 2nd Edition, Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, 2014.
- At a Glance:
- Bergamot is most useful for it’s ANTISPASMODIC and ANTI-DEPRESSIVE properties. It’s chemistry makes it beneficial for abdominal cramps, restless leg syndrome, depression, and anxiety.
- Certified Organic, Italy
- antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, calming, cooling
- limonene (39.56%), linalyl acetate (30.78%), linalol (7.84%), g-terpinene (6.83%), b-pinene (6.11%)
- Cold Pressed:
- February 2017
- Shelf Life:
- 3-4 Years (approx.)
Great smelling oil. I really like it.