Bergamot – Citrus auranthium var. bergamia
Part used: Rind
Bergamot is a small and sensitive citrus tree with fragrant fruit that are green/yellow in colour.
Linked in origin to Lombardy, Italy, production today is mostly limited to the Ionian Sea coastal areas of the Reggio di Calabria provence. It is widely used as a general skin tonic by the cosmetic industry and therapeutically employed to relax and restore. Our Italian oil is cold-pressed from the rind.
Originally from South East Asia, it was first recorded in 1715 being sold as a fragrance in the city of Bergamot in Lombardy, Italy. Bergamot was historically used in natural medicine to treat fever and worms, and then as a scent for the body. Over time Bergamot has come to be appreciated for supporting states of composure and clarity.
Bergamot’s tonic qualities have been applied extensively in the cosmetics industry to soaps, lotions and creams.
All the zesty brightness you would expect from a citrus but with a unique floral presence and a tart, spicy edge.
Blends well with: Sandalwood, Rose, Petitgrain and Lemon.
100% pure Citrus auranthium var. bergamia, cold pressed rind, Italy
Limonene, Linalyl acetate, Linalool, y-terpenene, Neryl acetate
Citrus oils are slightly photo-toxic so avoid sunlight after application to the skin. May cause irritation to sensitive skin. Should not be used by people with citrus allergies. May irritate skin if used in the bath or in combination with hot water. Safe to use with other medication when necessary. If accidentially ingested do not induce vomiting, follow with Olive oil or milk and seek advice from a health specialist. Avoid eyes, flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.
Please note: Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as a recommendation to cure any medical condition or disease.
Composure & Calm – Add 3-5 drops of Bergamot to your diffuser to infuse your surroundings with a relaxing, restorative scent.
Deodorant – Create a lively and healthy citrus deodorant by adding 15 drops of Bergamot and 10 drops of Lemon to 25 mls of Jojoba oil or 50gm of Aloe Vera gel. Apply under the arms after a shower. Repeat as required.
Smoking – If you are trying to give up smoking, surround yourself with the fragrance of Bergamot. Add 3-5 drops to your diffuser, bath, body lotion, or use as deodorant as described above.
Slimming Down – Bergamot has traditionally been used to support healthy digestion and to help counter cravings. Add 3-5 drops to your diffuser, or a few drops to your bath and body lotion.
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