Botanical name : Citrus bergamia Properties : Analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic, antiviral, digestive aid, deodorant, reduces fever, sedative, tonic, promotes wound healing (Battaglia, 2003)
Pure, Therapeutic Bergamot essential oil
Botanical name : Citrus bergamia
Aroma : Sweet-fruity top note with herbaceous, somewhat balsamic body
Note Classification : Top Odor Intensity : 5
Key constituents : Limonene, Linalyl acetate, Linalool, Beta-pinene
Extraction method / Source : Peel of the fruit is cold pressed. Cold pressing preserves the aromatic and therapeutic properties of the oil.
Plant description : Botanical family : Rutaceae (citrus) Bergamot trees originally grew exclusively in a narrow coastal strip in Calabria, Italy, but are now cultivated in Corsica, Morocco, Guinea and the Ivory Coast. Bergamot is a deciduous tree which can reach up nearly 40 feet. The tree has dark green, glossy leaves and produces small, bitter citrus fruits which become yellow when ripe. The fruit is exceedingly sour, and cannot be eaten, so the trees are primarily cultivated for essential oil.
Regions of Production : Italy
Growing Practices : Grown without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides
Uses / Benefits : Helps manage oily skin and related conditions.
Fragrant influences: Calming, uplifting, promotes concentration and harmony. Promotes restful sleep.
Modes of administration : Topical : massage, skin care. Inhalation : direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, aromatherapy inhaler.
Safety : May irritate sensitive skin. Avoid using on skin that will be exposed to UV light or sunlight within 24 hours. IFRA recommends use for topical applications be limited to 0.4%, except in products which will be washed off the skin, such as soaps and bath preparations. (Battaglia, 2003, International Fragrance Research Association)
Blends well with : Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Orange, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver
History / Fun Facts : It is believed that Christopher Columbus brought bergamot trees to Bergamo in northern Italy from the Canary Islands. Bergamot oil gives Earl Grey Tea its distinctive scent and flavor.
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International Fragrance Research Association, http://www.ifraorg.org/en-us/standards (January 5, 2016)
Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, (English translation)1998. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.
Tourles, Stephanie L., Hands On Healing Remedies, 2012. Storey Publishing, North Adams, MA.
Worwood, Valerie Ann, The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, 1991. New World Library, Novato, California
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