Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) Italy 5ml
5ml Pure Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) Italy, therapeutic-grade essential oil, undiluted, cobalt blue glass bottle, orafice reducer, tamper-resistent cap.
The aroma of Bergamot Essential Oil is reminiscent to that of orange, but it is wonderfully more complex, as it has an underlying floral characteristic to it. Drinkers of Earl Gray tea are especially familiar with the flavor and aroma of bergamot as the oil is used to flavor the tea.
Bergamot Essential Oil may be helpful in use during periods of sadness, depression or grief, and it is known for its ability to help combat acne and oily skin.
Because cold pressed Bergamot Essential Oil it is highly photo toxic, it must be used with care on the skin and avoided when exposed to the sun or UV rays. Bergaptene is the naturally occurring constituent found in cold pressed Bergamot Essential Oil that makes the cold pressed oil highly photo toxic.
Strength of Initial Aroma
Fresh, orange/lemon/citrusy, slightly floral.
Bergamot Oil Uses
Acne, abscesses, anxiety, boils, cold sores, cystitis, depression, halitosis, itching, loss of appetite, oily skin, psoriasis, stress. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-67.]
Cold pressed Bergamot Oil is phototoxic. Tisserand and Young recommend a dermal maximum use of 0.4% to avoid phototoxicity. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile on this oil is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 87, 211.]
General Safety Information
Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.