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Aroma: citrusy, tart, fresh
Extraction Method: Cold pressed/expressed
Bergamot 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 to your favorite skin care products or use Bergamot during shower time to enjoy its crisp, clean aroma and purifying effects. Do not apply topically within 12 hours before U.V. exposure. See Safety tab for more information.
Acne: Bergamot can be added to a carrier oil or lotion and applied to skin to help lighten sun spots and to purify skin. Remember, do not apply topically within 12 hours of U.V. exposure.
Anxiety and Stress: This sunny and uplifting oil has long been used to help relieve stress and lift mood. Simply diffuse and enjoy.
Cough & Cold Symptoms: May be rubbed into chest or throat or added to a diffuser to help relieve cold symptoms.
Depression: Bergamot has been shown promise an effective aid for depression and is a popular choice because of its bright, sunny scent. It can be diffused or inhaled direct from the bottle, or applied to reflex points.
Digestion: Can be diffused to encourage the digestive system or diluted and applied to the abdomen.
Fever: May be diffused to help ease fever symptoms.
Infection: May be used to help heal infections. You may add a drop along with an appropriate carrier oil, such as olive oil, to a capsule, add a drop to a shake, or dilute and apply it topically to location.
Insomnia: Having sedative properties, Bergamot essential oil can be used as a sleep aid. Simply add a few drops to your bedside diffuser and enjoy its relaxing benefits.
Muscle Pain: Useful for a range of painful conditions, such as cramps, mild sprains, tense muscles or to calm restless leg. Dilute and rub into areas of concern.
PMS: To help relieve abdominal cramps, dilute and apply to the area.
Respiratory: Bergamot can be used to relieve the symptoms of bronchitis and has been used to ease respiratory infections. Add a few drops to a diffuser or dilute and apply a drop to the chest area.
UTI: May be prediluted and added to a bath alone, or combined with other oils such as Cajeput, Cypress, or Tea Tree, among others, to cleanse the area. May be applied to the abdomen as a compress.
Wound Healing: Apply (diluted) to the affected area or add several prediluted drops to bathwater to help cleanse and heal minor cuts and scrapes.
Available Sizes & Bottle Styles
- Aromatherapy Style Bottles come in 2 ml, 5ml, 10ml, and 30ml and are 100% pure & potent therapeutic essential oil
- Ready-to-Go Roll-on Style Bottles come in 4 ml and 10ml sizes, and are 100% pure & potent therapeutic grade essential oil expertly mixed with high quality carrier oil to make these roll-ons ready to use on-the-go with the ideal balance of aroma, potency & safety. Roll-ons are intended for use under clothing, away from UV exposure. Please see our safety tab for more information.
Apply 1-2 diluted drops on area of concern, pulse points, abdomen, back
Add several drops to skin or skin care products
Please note: you will need dilution below 0.4% 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 hours. To learn more about dilution, check out our Dilutions Guidelines page.
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
Hazards: Phototoxic (moderate risk)
Contraindications (dermal): If applied to the skin at over maximum use level, skin must not be exposed to sunlight or sunbed rays for 12 hours.
Please note for our rollerball products: Although a carrier oils has already been added, they are not intended to be used in sunlight. We recommend not using them topically on areas of the body that will be exposed to UV light for 12 hours.
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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