Bergamot Essential Oil is cold pressed from the rinds of Citrus bergamia, a citrus fruit that is loved for its beautiful, fragrant aroma and for its numerous benefits in skincare, balancing the emotions and supporting general wellbeing. It possesses a lovely light, fresh, floral citrus aroma that is uplifting, rejuvenating, and balancing. Although lemon, lime and grapefruit essential oils are considered energizing essential oils that are best avoided before bedtime, Bergamot Essential Oil is much more relaxing and calming due to its impressive content of the ester Linalyl Acetate. Bergamot Oil is a wonderful oil to include in formulations intended to uplift the spirits, promote happiness and reduce stress and negative emotions. It also helps to alleviate fatigue.
Within skin care applications, Bergamot Essential Oil can help to support healthy skin and balance oily complexions. Insects also tend to dislike the aroma of Bergamot Essential Oil.
Bergamot Oil is what gives Earl Grey Tea its distinctive flavor. The aroma has a beautiful complexity that combines citrus, woody and delicately floral notes. Bergamot Essential Oil blends nicely with neroli, cypress, juniper, geranium, rose, ylang ylang and other florals. It is a favorite of perfumers.
Cold pressed Bergamot Essential Oil is phototoxic. For leave-on topical formulations, IFRA and Essential Oil Safety Edition 2 by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young recommend a dermal maximum of 0.4%. If exceeding this guideline in topical formulations, it is recommended that sun and UV exposure is avoided for at least 12 hours.
Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil
2 Years +