bergamot-fruit

Bergamot Aromatherapy Oil

Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia

Family: Rutaceae

Location: Bergamot is cultivated in the Ivory Coast, southern Italy and Sicily.

Extraction: Expression of the ripe fruit peel.

Colour & Odour: The essential oil is a green colour and has a citrussy and sweet aroma with a light, delicate floral hint.

Description: The bergamot tree bears fruits resembling oranges with are slightly pear-shaped.

Background: The bergamot fruit was developed for its scent, which has been used since the eighteenth century. It was named after the city of Bergamo in the Northern Italian district of Lombardy. It has been used in Italian folk medicine for many years. Bergamot is used to flavour Earl Grey tea; the aromatherapy oil is an ingredient in Eau-de-Cologne.

Properties: Antispasmodic, carminative, antisecptic, sedative and uplifting.

Precaution: Bergamot aromatherapy oil is phototoxic. Do not use before being exposed to strong UV light.

Emotional: Bergamot’s uplifting and balancing qualities are very useful for treating listlessness, depression and anxiety. It can encourage a restful, relaxing sleep at night. Its sharp, keen scent helps to instil confidence and aids in the recouping of emotional control.

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