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.
Bergamot Oil Safety
Organic Bergamot Essential Oil
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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.
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.
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 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.
Bergamot Essential Oil Safety:
Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from eyes,mucous membranes and inner ear area. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. May cause photosensitivity. Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 24 to 72 hours after skin use topically as everyone is individual.
Bergamot Oil & Photosensitivity:
May cause photosensitivity to the skin-Use diluted in Jojoba or other complete carrier oil.
In addition avoid the sun on the skin that bergamot essential oil is on for at least that day.
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.