Bergamot is found throughout Southern
Europe. It is now only cultivated around
Calabria in Southern Italy and Sicily.
It has a sweet, delicate, fresh fruity
aroma resembling oranges and lemons. It
is the most common substance found in
our perfumes and is the main flavor in
Earl Grey tea. It is a top note.
Overall Scent: A refreshing, flowery and
Properties: An energizing citrus oil,
bergamot is an important ingredient in
any cologne and perfume alike. This oil
is known to balance the mind, relieve
fear and calm anxiety. It is also known
to increase ones sense of humor and
Use Suggestions: Add a few drops in a
diffuser to freshen the aroma climate of
your home. Sniff directly from the
bottle to feel fresh and fight
melancholy. Add 10 drops to your
unscented body care to help for a
luxurious experience. Bergamot can be
blended with many different oils,
"lifting" a blend to make it appear more
energetic and lively than it might
otherwise. This is a must have oil -
especially during cold and flu seasons.
Blends well with:
Leaf Oils: Patchouli and Palmarosa
Flower Oils: Neroli, Ylang Ylang,
Vertiver and Rose Geranium
Also Blends with: lemongrass or rosemary
for a mentally stimulating effect, or
ylang-ylang or jasmine for a physically
General Tips: Undilluted essential oils
in their purest state are extremely
potent, and should be blended with a
carrier oil or other medium prior to use
directly on the skin, as the essential
oil may cause irritation.
The oil is extracted in the same manner
as obtaining orange oil – by pressing
the peel or grating the rind without
touching the white fleshy area called
the pith. The essence runs from the torn
cellis into a sponge and is later
squeezed over a receptacle. This process
is known as pressing.
Mostly consist of bergaptine (lactone),
limonene (terpine), linalool (alcohol)
and terpineol (alcohol).
Very useful in helping with urinary
tract infections especially cystitis.
Nervous flatulence and loss of appetite.
Skin disorders linked to stress.
Acne, eczema, psoriasis and herpes.
Photosensitive for the skin.