Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) is beneficial for dealing with stress and anxiety, thanks to its calming and uplifting citrus scent. Bergamot can encourage feelings of well-being and partners well with meditation or yoga, after which, it can be used to massage away any residual tension or muscle pain. Add Bergamot to your diffuser to help lift emotions and cleanse the air; diffuse bedside for insomnia; add a drop or two to your favorite skin care products or use bergamot during shower time to enjoy its crisp, clean aroma and purifying effects.
- Anxiety and Stress
- Infectious Disease: Gonorrhea, infections in general
- Muscle Pain: Cramps, sprains, restless leg
- PMS: Abdominal cramps
- Respiratory: Bronchitis, infections,
- Urninary Tract Infection
- Wound Healing
Aroma: citrusy, tart, fresh
Extraction Method: Cold pressed/expressed
- 2 ml – 100% pure & potent therapeutic essential oil
- 4 ml Ready-to-Go Rollerball – 100% pure & potent therapeutic grade essential oil expertly mixed with high quality fractionated coconut oil to make these rollerballs ready to use on-the-go with the ideal balance of aroma & potency. Please note: you will need greater dilution to make this safe for topical use on areas of the body exposed to UV light; or do not use it topically on areas of the body that will be exposed to UV light for 12-24 hrs.
- 10 ml – 100% pure & potent therapeutic essential oil
- 10 ml Rollerball – 100% pure & potent therapeutic grade essential oil with added high quality fractionated coconut oil to make these rollerballs ready to use on-the-go. Please note: you will need greater dilution to make this safe for topical use on areas of the body exposed to UV light; or do not use it topically on areas of the body that will be exposed to UV light for 12-24 hrs.
Apply 1-2 diluted drops on area of concern, pulse points, abdomen, back
Add several drops to skin or skin care products
Add 8-10 drops to a diffuser
Add a drop to palms of hands, cover nose and mouth and inhale
Add to water in spray bottle to spritz in room or on linens
Inhale scent directly from bottle, or put a drop on tissue and inhale
INTERNALLY: (see internal use safety recommendations)
Dilute with carrier oil & add to cold or hot beverage to benefit body systems
Add 1-10 diluted drops to capsule
Contraindications (dermal): If applied to the skin at over maximum use level of .4%, skin should not be exposed to sunlight or sunbed rays for 18 hours.
(Please note for our roll-on bottle: Although a carrier oil has already been added to our roll-on bottle, if the skin you area applying it to will be exposed to UV rays within 18-24 hours after application, we recommend diluting the bergamot an additional 50% to protect from phototoxicity. Our recommendation is to not apply Bergamot topically on areas of the body that will be exposed to UV light for 18-24 hrs.
Cautions: Old or oxidized oils should be avoided. Maximum dermal use level: 0.4% to avoid phototoxicity.
Because of its limonene content, oxidation of bergamot oil should be avoided by storage in a dark, airtight container in refrigerator. The addition of an antioxidant to preparations containing it is recommended.
If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have liver or kidney disfunction, consult your health care practioner before use. Avoid eyes, mucous membranes, and sensitive skin. Keep out of reach of children.
If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (If it is not already diluted, dilute with a carrier oil).
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