The multi-layered, citrusy, and refreshing bergamot scent with a slight floral note is a fragrance that everyone loves! For this reason, bergamot essential oil is widely used in cosmetics and perfumery. The famous Earl Grey tea is flavoured with this amazing oil! It is believed that Christopher Columbus brought bergamot fruit from the Canary Islands. Later it spread throughout Spain and Italy. The name itself derives from the name of the city Bergamo in Italy, where bergamot essential oil was extracted for the first time. Bergamot oil is one of the few aromatherapy products with a unique balancing effect on our body and soul. It is quite a rare property, as most essential oils are either soothing or toning, while essential oils such as bergamot, ylang-ylang and mandarin harmonise and give balance therefore these oils are especially suitable for modern, busy, always in a rush and anxious people. Bergamot is also suitable for young children, who suffer from poor sleep, are hyperactive, have difficulty concentrating.
Bergamot essential oil helps to get rid of tension, anxiety, manages stress, and harmonizes when we have too much going on. It is believed that it helps to reduce activity in the sympathetic nervous system so it gets the body to relax and release tension. In aromatherapy, bergamot oil is considered as a natural antidepressant. We especially recommend this oil for postpartum women when it comes to harmony and balance. In addition, it is considered as an aphrodisiac (to cause an increase of sexual desire, passion) – the seductive, appetizing scent helps to relax and to switch our body and mind to a higher mode.
Bergamot essential oil is especially compatible with lavender, rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, mandarin, orange, rosemary, frankincense essential oils.
Attention! Bergamot essential oil can irritate the skin and increase sensitivity to UV radiation. Never apply pure bergamot essential oil on skin or mucosa!
Before applying on the skin, dilute with a carrier oil, rich cream or lotion. Bergamot essential oil is NOT recommended to use in the bath. It is safe to use in a diffuser next to babies from 6 months old. It is safe for pregnant and nursing women.
How to use:
- Diffuse bergamot essential oil in an electric diffuser. It will help to clean the air from bacteria and viruses, and will fill your home with a wonderful aroma. Bergamot essential oil, among other properties, is highly antibacterial! During the day, add 6 to 8 drops of bergamot essential oil to the diffuser, 3 to 4 drops at night. Try this amazing duo before bedtime – 3 drops of bergamot with 2 drops of lavender essential oil. This synergy will sooth and help you fall asleep faster.
- For an evening of romance with your beloved one, blend 4 drops of bergamot essential oil with 2 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil!
- Prepare an amazing massage blend (adults only!). To 50ml of carrier oil (such as sweet almond) add around 10 drops (not more than that) of bergamot essential oil.
- Bergamot essential oil has a beneficial effect on the digestive system. Massage the blend (50ml of carrier oil (such as sweet almond) plus 10 drops of bergamot essential oil) to your abdominal area if you have trapped gas, feel bloated or have a stomach bug. In this case, bergamot essential oil is a great natural first aid!
- Relaxing, soothing, sleep-improving massage blend: 50ml of carrier oil plus 4 drops of lavender and 6 drops of bergamot essential oils.
- For an erotic, passionate massage blend, try the following recipe: 50ml of sweet almond oil or any other carrier oil, 2 drops of ylang-ylang and 8 drops of bergamot essential oils. Attention: never apply blends with essential oils around the genital area.
- Enrich your favorite cosmetics with bergamot essential oil!
- Make wonderfully scented homemade soap! Add 20 drops of PURE undiluted bergamot essential oil to 200ml of unscented liquid soap; shake the bottle well to evenly distribute essential oil with the soap base.
- To deodorize the body and regulate the secretion of sweat and sebaceous glands, add a few drops of bergamot essential oil to a small amount of shower gel (at the time of showering) or facial cleanser. This remedy is especially suitable for oily, inflamed, acne-prone skin.
- Treat yourself with a wonderful aroma! Add a few drops of bergamot essential oil to unscented body lotion, or oil. Please note – we recommend adding essential oils to a small amount of lotion/oil only at the time of using. If you will add fragrant drops to the entire container, essential oils will change the consistency of the product over time.
- Give your home extra freshness and cleanliness! Add 6 to 10 drops of pure bergamot essential oil to a bucket of water, dip a cloth or mop into the bucket and clean your furniture surfaces and floors! Perfect in a home with young babies, who have just started to crawl around!
- Aromatherapy literature states that the blend of bergamot and chamomile essential oil is a great help with urinary tract infection (UTI). It is recommended to blend 30ml of carrier oil with 5 drops of chamomile and 7 drops of bergamot essential oils, apply the mixture on your lower abdominal area several times a day. The same blend can be poured into a basin or sedentary bath if you have a UTI, or bladder inflammation. Sit in such a bath for around 7 to 10 minutes.
Attention! Bergamot essential oil naturally contains furocoumarins – bergapten and bergamottin, which cause a strong skin sensitivity to UV radiation. It is not recommended to stay in the sun for at least 12 hours after any skin treatment with bergamot essential oil (unless treated areas of skin are covered). If you really like bergamot essential oil and want to use it on your skin, search for bergamot oil free from bergapten – such essential oil will not irritate the skin.
This bergamot essential oil comes all the way from our suppliers in Southern Italy, and is bottled in the fragrant aromáma laboratory in Lithuania. Every single bottle is touched by our beautiful Goddesses’ hands.