Botanical Name: Citrus Bergamia
Origin : Italy
Extraction : The rind of both ripe and unripe fruit is used to extract the oil by expression
Properties : Analgesic, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, deodorant, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, vulnerary
When you are looking for an oil to help with depression, SAD (Seasonal Affected Disorder) or generally feeling just a bit off, lacking in self-confidence or feeling shy, then consider Bergamot oil.
It also has superb antiseptic qualities that are useful for skin complaints, such as acne, oily skin conditions, eczema and psoriasis and can also be used on cold sores, chicken pox and wounds.
It has a powerful effect on stimulating the liver, stomach and spleen and has a superb antiseptic effect on urinary tract infections and inflammations such as cystitis.
Burners and vaporizers (Aromatherapy)
In aromatherapy, bergamot oil can be used for depression, feeling fed-up, respiratory problems, colds and flu, PMS and SAD.
Blended massage oil or in the bath
It can be used in a blended massage oil, or diluted in a bath to assist with stress, tension, SAD, PMS, skin problems, compulsive eating, postnatal depression, colds and flu, anxiety, depression, feeling fed-up and anorexia nervosa.
Blended in base cream
As a constituent in a blended base cream, Bergamot oil can be used for wounds and cuts, psoriasis, oily skin, scabies, eczema, acne, cold sores as well as chicken pox.
Blends well with: Chamomile, Citrus oils, Coriander, Cypress, Geranium, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Neroli, Nutmeg, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Violet, Ylang Ylang