Grown in Italy, Bergamot oil is named after the Italian city of Bergamo in Lombardy, where the first oil was sold - perfect to use on it's own or blend with other oils (see below)
In an oil burner or diffuser - use a few drops in water as per the instructions for your appliance.
Its beautifully fresh and uplifting aroma helps to tame overexcitement and anxious nerves. Being associated energetically with the heart chakra, it is invaluable in blends for coming to terms with grief and loss. Its wonderfully deodorising and oil balancing properties make it very useful in skin products which are then washed from the skin. The oil has been used in Italian Folk medicine for many years. Bergamot oil consists of a greenish-yellow tint, accompanied with a fresh, sweet, and slightly spicy balsamic undertone. Uplifting with its deliciously fresh and invigorating citrus aroma, Bergamot is also useful for oily and blemished skin as a skin conditioner.
Bergamot is credited with being an analgesic, antidepressant, anticeptic, antiviral, carminative, cicatrisant, deodorant, digestive, febrifuge, sedative, stomachic, tonic, vermifuge and vulnerary.
Bergamot blends well with: Lavender, Neroli, Jasmine, Cypress, Geranium, Lemon, Chamomile, and Coriander oils. Upon ageing, it turns a brownish-olive colour.
Colour: Greenish yellow
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia risso et poit
Plant Part: Crude Fruit peel
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Caution: Do not apply to the skin before going out into the sun as this may increase the susceptibility of sunburn.