Bergamot Essential Oil (Citrus bergamia)
Bergamot Essential Oil is a regal citrus fragrance provides a crispness of soft orange notes with a subtle whisper of joy. Excellent for cheering moods, chocolate and flavoring foods/drinks.
– Helps relieve fatigue due to stress, tension and anxiety
– Protects against neurotoxicity (see reference)
– Strengthens the immune system
* Do not apply to skin in direct UV light *
Dr. Nick Notes
Floral citrus notes coupled with a subjective calming and cheering, bergamot extract is a flavor additive known by many for its addition in Earl Gray tea. Bergamot essential oil reminds me of a royal citrus extract, elegant in its stance for recombination in salads, teas, drinks and chocolate! Light and luminous, the fragrance alone enhances mood. The actual fruit is inedible yet the scent is irresistible. Has subtle & noticable expectorant properties, especially when mixed with oregano and used in a vaporizer. Bergamot oil is also rather phenomenal when mixed with store-bought kombucha – major flavor upgrades! I’ve also noticed some mild-moderate carminative effects from ingesting diluted bergamot while touting the promotion of digestive processes.
** Bergapten (furocoumarin) found in bergamot has been linked with phototoxicity when exposed to excessive sunlight. Do not apply this oil (distilled exempt) onto your skin, especially during the day time or when exposed to UV lights. **
How to Use
Diffuse in room for an uplifting, anti-microbial blast of fresh air. Use several drops on a sponge around the kitchen to clean counters or dishes (avoid sunlight in contact on skin). Infuse several drops in washer and/or dryer to uplift your clothing. Upgrade your dishwashing solution by adding 5-10 drops of bergamot. Add drops into a spray bottle with water to create a room cleaner that elevates the environment. Try adding 1 drop to 1-2 ounces of salt water for a homemade mouthwash that kills bacteria responsible for halotosis.
Can be used on the skin as a anti-bacterial solution to dry oily skin while stimulating circulation. Infuse in appropriate dilutions if enjoyed in salads, drinks or chocolate, single drops for 8-16 ounces of nourishment. Add 6 drops to a bath with 4 drops of cedar oil and some epsom salt for a healing, enjoyable experience. Try vaporizing in an Essential VAAAPP vaporizer to elevate the mood, stimulate the immune system (colds/flu) and light up your citrusy senses.
Bergamot should NOT be applied topically to the skin, especially during the day or when exposed to UV lights, because of risk of phototoxicity (sensitivity/burns to the sun). Keep bergamot away from warmer temperatures to prevent oxidation.
~ Be Blessed ~
Scent: Spicy citrus notes, regal & gently effervescent.
Blends Well With: Cedar, Rose-Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper Berries, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Blood Orange, Rose, Royal Sandalwood, Silver Fir
Origin: South Africa
Extraction Method: Cold-Pressed or Steam Distilled
Terpenes: D-Limonene, Gamma-Terpinene, Linalool, Linalyl acetate, Bergaptene (absent in distilled bergamot)
Corasaniti, M. T., S. Maida, V. Fratto, and M. Navarra. “Cell Signaling Pathways in the Mechanisms of Neuroprotection Afforded by Bergamot Essential Oil against NMDA-induced Cell Death in Vitro.” Br J Pharmacology 151.4 (2007): 518-29. Pubmed. Web. 27 Mar. 2013.
Levine, N., S. Don, C. Owens, and D. T. Rogers. “The Effects of Bergapten and Sunlight on Cutaneous Pigmentation.” Arch Dermatology 125.9 (1989): 1225-30. Print.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product. *