Legend: Grown in Italy, Bergamot oil is named after the Italian city of Bergamot in Lombardy, where it was first produced. Italian folklore held Bergamot as a highly prized secret for uplifting the spirit, as a result it is considered one on the most valuable oils in an aromatherapist’s kit. It is also one of the main ingredients in Earl Grey Tea and eau-de-cologne.
Heal your Body: Helpful for the digestive system where it is useful in relieving colic, flatulence and indigestion. It is particularly indicated for nervous indigestion and loss of appetite due to emotional stress. Bergamot has been found to inhibit the herpes simplex I virus which causes cold sores, chicken pox and shingles. Bergamot essential oil’s best attribute is on the nervous system, as it’s anti-depressant properties of being sedative yet uplifting has a great effect on those who are tense anxious or depressed. Said to help treat eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa. Bergamot’s astringent qualities help with the treatment of cystitis and urinary tract infections. Using a few drops in a bath using at a local wash. Bergamot’s antiseptic action makes it beneficial for treating wounds and acne, it is recommended for oily skin and can be used as an effective deodorant.
Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia
Place of Origin: Sicily, Italy
Plant Part: Fruit Peel
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Scent: Fresh, orange/lemon/citrusy, slightly floral
Common Method of Extraction: Cold pressed
Directions: There are many ways to use essential oils, such as burning them in an oil burner, but remember never apply neat to the skin unless it has been mixed with a carrier oil such as jojoba first. For more ways to use essential oils please visit our Methods of use section.
Warnings: Not for internal use. Avoid contact with eyes. Not to be used neat on the body. Always dilute. Adults Only. Keep out of reach of children. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner. May be phototoxic when applied to the skin, therefore not recommended for those who use sunbeds and sunbake etc.
Magnifiscense Essential Oils should not be used as a substitute for medical or psychological care. Appropriate use of the product is expressly your responsibility.