Essential Oils A-Z

Bergamot

Citrus Bergamia

Cost: €6.45
Product Code: BER5
Benefits

Citrus bergamia, the bergamot orange, is a fragrant citrus fruit the size of an orange, with a yellow or green color similar to a lime, depending on ripeness. Genetic research into the ancestral origins of extant citrus cultivars found bergamot orange to be a probable hybrid of lemon and bitter orange.

Bergamot is a beautiful addition to blends.

Origins

A small tree which is about 4/5 meters high with smooth oval leaves, bearing small round fruit much like miniature oranges in appearance. Native to tropical Asia. Extensively cultivated in Southern Italy. Also commercially grown on the Ivory Coast. The rind of the fruit is extracted by cold expression .

Blends

Blend For Abdominal Cramps 9 drops Bergamot 3 drops Lavender (angustifolia) 4 drops Roman Chamomile 2 drops Marjoram (Origanum marjorana) In 100 ml of a carrier oil or base cream

Tradition

Named after the Italian city Bergamo in Lombardy, where the oils was first sold. The oil has been used in Italian folk medicine for many years. Primarily for fever (including malaria) and worms. It does not feature in any other folk tradition of any other countries. However, due to its recent research in Italy, Bergamot oil in now known to have a wide spectrum of applications, being practically useful for mouth ulcers, skin, respiratory and urinary tract infections.

Safety

Contains furocoumarins which have been found to be phototoxic on human skin, that is they cause sensitization and skin pigmentation when exposed to direct sunlight. Avoid direct sunlight or sun beds for at least 12 hours after applying bergamot to the skin. Extreme care must be taken when using oil in dermal applications.

Product Code: BER5

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