Organic Bergamot Essential OilOBER
Citrus bergamia (Italy)
Bergamot Historical Uses:
Bergamot was a very popular oil throughout Italy and other parts of the E.U. This was due to its known antiseptic properties and its ability to bring down the temperature associated with illness. Bergamot has historical uses including digestive upset and lung inflammation.
Organic Bergamot Oil Safety
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Bergamot oil is an intense green to olive-green oil with a refreshing, sweet, citrus aroma. Bergamot is said to help ease congestion and aid the battle with some infections. Facilitates digestive system maintenance. Helps to relieve depression, stress and anxiety. Is extremely refreshing and uplifting. Used for concentration and motivation.
Bergamot References In Aromatherapy
Kurt Schnaubelt mentions that Bergamot Essential Oil “refreshes, relaxes, and helps relieve insomnia”
Gabriel Mojay states “Bergamot oil helps us to relax and “let go”.
Dr. Jean Valnet mentions the use of bergamot oil for loss of appetite.
Patricia Davis expands upon this stating that “its effect on the appetite is more regulating rather than stimulating”.
Citrus oils are certainly being used in Age Care Facilities within Australia in the dining areas to increase the appetite of the elderly.
Facts About Bergamot
May be used as an insect repellent and to sooth insect bites or itchy skin.
Gives Earl Grey Tea its flavour profile.
Bergamot is paradoxically both uplifting yet calming!
Used in the food and flavour industry in liquers, confectionaries, jams and beverages.
Bergamot was the original base in French "eau de cologne".
How To Use Bergamot Oil
- Diluted in a carrier oil and applied to skin-usually 2 to 3% Bergamot Oil.
- Diluted as above in a massage oil carrier blend and used for a relaxing massage.
- Diffuse as an uplifiting pick me up. Use 4 to 6 drops.
- Tissue or Cotton Ball Method: 4 drops on a tissue near where you are (ie. bed / office etc.)
- Direct Palm Inhalation: Place 1 to 2 drops on your palms and cup near nose to enjoy.
Shelf Life of Bergamot Essential Oil:
Our freshly decanted bergamot essential oil will last for 2 to 3 years minimum from when you open your amber glass bottle if stored correctly:
Primary Storage Considerations:
Keep away from direct light (U.V. radiation)
Keep in the amber glass bottle with lid tightly closed. Only open when you need to and decant into a smaller "working" amber glass bottle if possible (and label so you know what is in it). This is to reduce oxidation.
Secondary Storage Considerations:
Keep in a refrigerator at around 4 degrees celsius.
Ayurvedic Use of Bergamot:
Balances Kapha and Vata resulting in increased vibrancy, less complacency and a better mood.
What Blends Well With Bergamot?
Is a top note that blends well with rose damascena, frankincense, vetiver, melissa, clary sage and cypress.
Bergamot - Main Constituents:
Limonene less than 50%, Linalyl acetate less than 36%, Linalool less than 20%, gamma Terpinene less than 10%, beta Pinene less than 10%, alpha Pinene, Myrcene and Sabinene less than 3% and Citral less than 2 %
Please be aware that bergamot oil is sometimes extended with the addition of less expensive oils such as lemon oil, rectified and / or acetylated ho oil and the like. Our bergamot oil is pure and natural and is not unadulterated or extended. For more information on this please read information from Tony Burfield.
Substitutions From Our Range?
Please also consider the other related products available from our Pure and Natural Range.
Bergamot oil should not be used on the skin if going out in the sun. Allow 48 hours before sun exposure.
Hazards: Phototoxic (moderate risk); may be photocarcinogenic
Contraindications (dermal): If applied to the skin at over maximum use level, skin must not be exposed to sunlight or sunbed rays for 12 hours.
Cautions: Old or oxidized oils should be avoided.
Maximum dermal use level: 0.4% to avoid phototoxicity
Because of its limonene content, oxidation of bergamot oil should be avoided by storage in a dark, airtight container in a refrigerator. The addition of an antioxidant to preparations containing it is recommended.
Tisserand, R., & Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: Second edition
Some essential oils may cause photosensitivity to the skin-Use diluted in Jojoba or other complete carrier oil.
Do not ingest essential oils.
Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Ahimsa Oils offer no advice or recommendations only general information. No therapeutic claims are made within.
Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the TGA. David Bosley however worked for a long period however in consultation with the TGA to ensure correct labelling with reference to the Ahimsa Oil product range.