Bergamot

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Bergamot Essential Oil (Citrus bergamia) has a bitter-sweet, herbaceous aroma with earthy accents. Grown in Italy, our Bergamot Essential Oil is cold pressed from the fruit’s peel. This essential oil is part of our Citrus category and is a yellowish-green oil with a thin consistency.

GC/MS Reports

Original Batch

E0C010-040119

E0C022-090319

Details

Latin name: Citrus bergamia

Category: Citrus

Origin: Italy

Method: Cold Pressed

Part: Peel

Primary Compounds: Linalyl acetate, Limonene, Linalool, beta-Pinene

Bergamot Essential Oil is believed to be analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antidepressant, antiparasitic, relaxing and sedating. May reduce appearance of blemishes, support cardiovascular function, aid digestion, reduce fever, relieve sore throat, reduce mood swings, relieve anxiety and help heal wounds.

Description

Unadulterated Bergamot essential oil has a characteristic aroma with oily, herbaceous and/or balsamic, earthy undertones. The oil comes from the fruit of a small, delicate tree famously grown in southern Italy. Bergamot is most commonly used to flavor Earl Grey tea, however the scent of the essential oil is different from the more floral flavoring of Earl Grey tea. Bergamot is also largely used in perfumery, especially men’s colognes.

Bergamot oil was traditionally used in Italian folk medicine as a digestive aid and as to treat intestinal parasites and fevers. Today, Bergamot essential oil is being studied for other health benefits, especially anti-anxiety and antidepressant properties

Primary uses for our Bergamot Essential Oil include stress relief, sleep and digestive aid, and reducing anxiety and depression. Also used to ease skin irritations, clear skin infections and aid in healing wounds. May also uplift and relax mood.

Uses/Conditions

Mind: may encourage restful sleep and relieve stress; may sedate and relax the mind, and reduce anxiety,

Mood: may reduce mood swings and stimulate hormone release; may help to relax, uplift and reduce negative emotions.

Heal: may ease pain by numbing nerves; may help heal wounds and skin infections; may aid in clearing cold sores.

Beauty: may help even skin tone and reduce appearance of blemishes, scars and wrinkles; may clear skin infections and reduce inflammation. Useful in treating acne, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin conditions.

Wellness: useful to treat coughs, colds, respiratory infections; may reduce fever, strengthen bodily systems and tone digestion; may relieve intestinal and menstrual cramps and spasms; some studies report it may trigger neuroblastoma cancer-cell death and prevent spread of melanoma.

Clean: may be used as a household cleaner due to antibacterial and antiviral properties.

These statements are not evaluated by the FDA. Verdant EOs and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Applications

Aromatically: diffusion or direct inhalation

Topically: dilute 1-2% to reduce risk of photosensitivity, may be used up to 4% if no UV exposure within 12 hours.

Strongly Phototoxic - avoid exposure to sunlight, tanning beds and UV rays for 12 hours after use on skin.

Blends well with: Bay leaf, Black Pepper, Citrus oils, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Neroli, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang.

Shelf life: 1 year when stored properly

Storage: Minimize exposure to light, air and heat to get the full benefit and life out of your oil. Store your oil tightly sealed and in cardboard tube between 59 and 71° F.

Cautions
  • If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using essential oils
  • Generally considered safe for pregnancy and infants
  • Strongly phototoxic - avoid sun, tanning bed, and and UV rays exposure for 12 hours after topical application
  • May interfere with enzymes responsible for drug metabolism - ask your physician before use if taking medications.
  • Always test diluted oil on a small area of skin before topical use.
  • Always dilute oil to 1% or less (1 drop per 1 tsp/5ml carrier oil) when applied topically to children under the age of 5.