Bergamot Essential Oil
- Product Code: EO-B05
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £3.35
- Botanical name: Citrus bergamia
- Plant family: Rutaceae
- Origin: Sicily
- Note: Top to middle
- Extraction method: Cold expression, vacuum distillation, and in some cases steam distilled
Avoid massage if skin very sensitive. Bergamot oil can cause burns when used on sensitive skin which is then exposed to sunlight, as the high content of bergaptene* can cause photo-toxicity. It is advisable to keep out of the sun after use on the skin.
Bergamot essential oil has antiseptic properties that are beneficial for wounds and skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. It can also be helpful for oily skin and cold sores.
Bergamot oil is very good for lifting the spirits and treating stress, depression, nervous anxiety and work-related tension. It is also often recommended when treating the symptoms Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Bergamot essential oil is one of the best antiseptic aromatherapy oils for treating cystitis, urinary tract infections and bacterial stomach upsets. It can also be beneficial for respiratory problems such as colds, flu and sore throats, and can help to settle the digestive system and regulate the appetite.
Blends well with:
Sandalwood, Rose, German Chamomile and Orange
Citral 0.7%, Limonene 45%, Linalool 15%
Uplifting diffuser blend
Add 5 drops Bergamot, 3 Geranium, 2 Benzoin to a burner or diffuser.
Relaxing bath oil for stress, anxiety and sadness
80ml Bath Oil, 15 drops Bergamot, 10 Lavender, 8 Ylang Ylang, 8 Geranium and 4 Neroli. Shake well before use and add 5-10ml per bath.
Anti-viral diffuser blend
Vaporise 10 drops Bergamot and 5 Tea Tree to help neutralise air-borne bugs.
Reviving bath soak for coughs and colds
Mix 4 drops Bergamot, 2 Rosemary, 2 Tea Tree and 1 Eucalyptus with 20ml Bath Oil or Shower Gel and add to the bath. Do not use just prior to bed as the oils are quite stimulating. Can also be used in a foot bath.
Massage oil for eczema (for use on adults)
80ml Sweet Almond Oil, 10ml Hazelnut Oil, 5ml Avocado Oil, 5 Red Carrot Oil, 10 drops Lavender, 10 Bergamot and 4 German Chamomile. Shake well before use and apply regularly after a bath or shower. Patch test prior to use.
Bath soak for cystitis
Mix 1 cup of Dead Sea Salt with 15ml Bath Oil, 4 drops Bergamot, 4 Tea Tree, 4 Lavender and 2 Myrrh and dissolve in a warm bath. This will help to act on the infection and soothe symptoms.