Citrus bergamia - Ivory Coast - Organic - GRAS
This oil is an example of making the best out of life. This oil comes from a fruit so sour it’s inedible and it is one the top oils used in treating depression and other related issues. It calms and relieves anxiety, nervous tension, and stress. It helps regulate extreme emotions like anger and fear. It also promotes restful sleep.
This is a key oil for treating urinary tract infections as well as other urino-genital issues. It helps treat cystitis and urethritis.
Bergamot is also a great oil for skin care. It helps you treat oily skin, acne, and psoriasis. It helps relieve boils, cold sores, and herpes infections. It also helps alleviate the pain of shingles and chickenpox.
• Is one of the best oils to help combat depression.
• Mixes well with other citrus oils. Blend them to your heart's content.
• When diffused, it can help a person break a smoking habit.
• Diffuse with Lavender for someone dealing with grief.
• Use in a bath to help cool off a fever.
• Can help regulate appetite when diffused.
• Is a good mood perfume.
During times of sadness or grieving, it has been known as a natural yet potent antidepressant. Bergamot keeps the mind young and alert; it is stimulating and uplifting.
Found in: Awakening, Citrus Passion, Clarity, Feminine Aid, Guardian, Love, Potential, Present Moments
Scent: This oil has a tangy, fresh, bright scent with a smooth, slightly balsamic undertone.
Caution: Bergamot is phototoxic. The furanocoumarin content in this oil will react in the sun. Do not use on exposed skin. If you want to use on exposed skin, buy the Bergamot FCF that has the furanocoumarin removed.
Extracted by: Pressed peel
Can be used in treatment for scabies and varicose ulcers.
Also helpful for clearing excess mucus, halitosis, mouth infections, colds, fever, flu, and tonsillitis.
Diffusing this oil helps treat loss of appetite.
Might also help with cystitis, leucorrhea, thrush, and other infectious diseases.
The difference between Bergamot and Bergamot FCF is Bergamot FCF is heated up after the pressing to destroy the furanocoumarins, which removes the phototoxins so it is safe to wear out in the sun. But some like the scent of regular bergamot better. All the other properties of the two oils are the same.
History: Bergamot was first discovered growing in Italy in the 17th century. The oil was often used as a remedy for worms and fevers. Widely used in perfumery.
Blends well with: Angelica Root, Lavender, Basil, Neroli, Clary Sage, Cypress, Jasmine, Geranium, Elemi, Coriander, Juniper Berry, Ginger Root, Frankincense, Vetiver, Rose, Sandalwood, both Chamomiles and citrus oils.
Ways to use: You will need to blend with a carrier oil before using topically. A general guideline is 4-8 drops in ½ teaspoon of carrier oil for adult topical use. Once you have tried it, you will know if you need to blend more or less. A general guideline for blend rates for children can be found here:
Diffuse to help freshen air and keep depression away. Add several drops to the last rinse of your laundry to add a nice refreshing scent to your clothes. Sprinkle Bergamot, Myrrh, Frankincense, and Cinnamon Bark on your holiday decorations to give them a festive scent.
• 4 drops Roman Chamomile
• 2 drops Sandalwood
• 3 drops Bergamot
Place on 100% cotton handkerchief. Hold to nose and breathe deeply a few minutes. Keep with you throughout the day
Room Disinfectant Mist Spray
• 75 drops Clove Bud
• 35 drops Lavender
• 40 drops Bergamot
• 4 ounces pure water
Put in a 4 ounce spray bottle. Put mist at fine and liberally spritz room many times during the day.