10 ml / 0.3 fl oz
The sharp, yet sweet and fruity aroma of our pure, therapeutic-grade Bergamot Oil is both uplifting and calming. This essential oil supports the release of repressed emotions, helps relieve insomnia, and is considered one of the best oils for reducing anxiety. Used in a diffuser, Bergamot Oil (Citrus bergamia) can help increase alertness and alleviate mental fatigue. It can also help counteract symptoms of stress, depression and physical fatigue. This Oil has also been used to reduce musculoskeletal pain and aid in respiratory ailments. Bergamot Oil has the following therapeutic properties: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, anti-fungal, antispasmodic, and cooling.
The fruit of the bergamot tree is very bitter, which is why they are harvested mostly for the oil the rind produces. Bergamot is believed to be native to Southeast Asia, but Calabria in the southern part of Italy is the largest supplier of Bergamot Oil in the world. The fruit is a combination of sour orange and lemon, and for several centuries the oil has been used in the perfume and tea industry; for example, it is a flavoring component of Earl Grey tea. Bergamot differs from other citrus varieties because there are more than 350 constituents that have been identified in the essential oil.
Common Name: Bergamot Latin Name: Citrus bergamia Botanical Family: Rutaceae Country of Origin: Italy Extraction Method: Cold Pressed Plant Part Used: Fresh Fruit Rind Note: Top-Middle Chemical Components: Monoterpenes, Monoterpenols, Esters
Always dilute in carrier oil prior to using. Bergamot Oil blends well with Lavender, Tea Tree, Frankincense, and other citrus essential oils. Bergamot Oil is a good element to add to aromatherapy inhalers. Bergamot Oil can be combined with other oils or used as a stand-alone ingredient in massage oils and diffuser blends. Use in a standard or Bluetooth oil diffuser, or place one-to-two drops in the palm of your hand and inhale deeply.
Shelf Life: When stored in a dark cool environment, Bergamot Oil will have a shelf life of approximately two years upon opening.
Safety Information: Topical and aromatic use only. Bergamot Oil is phototoxic. Avoid direct sunlight or tanning beds for up to 18 hours after applying Bergamot Oil to the skin. Bergamot Oil must not be applied to the skin undiluted. Serious skin burning or damage can occur if Bergamot Oil is applied and the skin is exposed to the sun or a tanning booth. It may be used safely (no phototoxic response) on the skin in a blend at no more than .4 percent (approx. 1-2 drops per 1 oz. / 30 ml of carrier oil). If you are using the oil on an area of your skin that has no exposure to the sun or UV light, then there is no safety concern. Older oxidized oil can increase the potential for skin irritation. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to use. Do not ingest orally and keep out of eyes, ears and nose. Excessive use of any oil can lead to sensitization.