Bergamot Essential Oil (Bergaptene Free)
Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia
Common Method Of Extraction: Cold expression
Parts Used: Fruit peel
Note Classification: Top
Aroma:Fresh, spicy, floral, citrus
Largest Producing Countries: Italy, California, and Mediterranean countries
Traditional Use:Bergamot has a long history of use in potpourri and perfume recipes.
Properties:Analgesic, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, deodorant, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, vulnerary
Benefits: Abscess, acne, anxiety, boils, bronchitis, cold sores, colds, colic, fevers, flatulence, halitosis, insect bites, intestinal parasites, nervous tension, oily complexion, respiratory tract infections, sore throat, varicose veins.
Blends Well With: Chamomile, citrus oils, coriander, cypress, geranium, helichrysum, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon balm, neroli, nutmeg, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, violet, ylang ylang
Of Interest:Despite the fact that the bergamot fruit is inedible, the oil has many culinary and house hold uses. It is the characteristic flavor of Earl Grey tea, and is used as a fragrance for pipe tobaccos.
Safety Data: Generally considered safe.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.