Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia
Botanical Family: Rutaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled Part of Plant Distilled: Peel
Country of Origin: Italy
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Citrus bergamia
Scent Description: Fresh, happy, almost floral, freesia-like citrus with subtle notes of herbaceous, fragrant greens.
Blends well with: Vetiver, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Verbena, Melissa, Pine, Oakmoss, Lavender, Grapefruit, Rose Otto, Ylang, Cardamom, Spikenard, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Rock rose, Immortelle, Caraway, Inula, Frankincense, Mastic, and Myrrh.
Uses: Excellent in blends. Perfect in perfumes. Uplifting in baths, massages, and diffuser blends.
Caution: Photosensitizing, so do not apply undiluted to the skin and then expose the skin directly to sunlight). Bergamot is not photosensitizing when diluted to 1% or less in a blend with a carrier oil, such as jojoba, coconut, or olive oils.
Bergamot Essential Oil is filled with sunny floral-fruit cheer. Renowned for its ability to incite feelings of happiness, our Bergamot Essential Oil is distilled from the fruit of the Citrus bergamia tree, which blossoms during the inviting Italian winter. A lemon-bitter orange hybrid, bergamot is cultivated for its potent aromatic essence. It excels as a cleanser for acne, relaxes redness, lifts emotional clouds, and invite an aura of pure, radiant relief. It is also an amazing culinary oil.
“The high frequency of bergamot works well in the auric field…
It is also an amplifier of light energy, energizing and magnifying, opening the heart to cosmic joy.
Bergamot lightens the shadows of the mind, bringing illumination and laughter.”
Valerie Ann Worwood, Aromatherapy for the Soul
“The essential oil of bergamot is a well-kept culinary secret. It will give any cheese or angel food cake that something special…
In addition, this oil gives Earl Grey tea its exquisite aroma. You can make your own exotic tea by adding [a drop] of bergamot oil to ordinary black tea.”
∼ Susanne Fischer-Rizzi, Complete Aromatherapy Handbook
“… First mentioned in the seventeenth-century Perfumeur Francois, it was named after the town of Bergamo,
Italy, where the oil was first distilled… Bergamot scents many colognes and flavors Earl Grey tea and some candies.
Don’t confuse this citrus with the common herb garden bee balm (Monarda didyma) also called bergamot.”
∼ Kathi Keville and Mindy Green, Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Art