Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium ssp. bergamia
Origin: Originally Asia. Today also cultivated in the Ivory Coast and Reggio di Calabria in southern Italy. Italian Bergamot is preferred.
Fragrance: Subtle orangey, citrus scent. Somewhat spicy.
Therapeutic Properties: Analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, digestive, diuretic, deodorant, laxative, parasiticide, rubefacientm stimulant.
This oil has many uses some of which are acne, boils, cold sores, insect bites and insect repellent, greasy complexion, soar throat, mouth infections, loss of appetite, flatulence, colds, fever, flu, anxiety, depression and stress related conditions. An infusion is good for colds, coughs, nausea, and sore throats.
Blends Well with: All essential oils including: Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Orange, Rosemary and Ylang Ylang.
Cautions: Because bergamot EO contains bergaptene and bergamotine, it needs to be used with care when applied to the skin. These two chemicals can produce over pigmentation of the skin when exposed to the sun or even just light. Dilute before use.
We currently have 6 in stock.