Fruity Bergamot Essential Oil

This is one oil that does not need any introduction and exaggeration to put forth its amazing qualities, Bergamot essential oil is the daddy of all other essential oils…

Bergamot has a very sweet smell, like fruity-floral citrus with refreshing, uplifting, and regulating properties. Good general anti-septic, anti-fungal, and relaxant; recommended for oily skin, acne, and depression.

Bergamot oil is made from a tree that can grow up to four meters high, with star-shaped flowers and smooth leaves, bearing citrus fruit resembling a cross between an orange and a grapefruit, but in a pear-shape. The fruit ripens from green to yellow.

In a diffuser it produces an uplifting, refreshingly astringent atmosphere. This may assist in reducing anxiety and depression. As an ingredient in lotions and massage oils it can help reduce tension and inflammation. Well-diluted in a facial or body oil, Bergamot’s anti-septic and anti-fungal properties can be helpful for acne, and problem skin conditions. A few drops in a sitz bath or regular bath can also be beneficial. It is very popular as a perfume ingredient both in commercial and home recipes. Bergamot blends well with most essential oils, particularly -

  • Lavender
  • the Mints
  • Vetiver
  • Sandalwood
  • Frankincense

Bergamot Oil must be protected from sunlight. Bergaptene, one of its components, becomes poisonous if exposed to sunlight. That is why it should be stored in dark bottles in dark places. Even exposure to sunlight should be avoided after it is applied or rubbed on skin.

Bergamot essential oil is an extremely fresh smelling essential oil. The scent is basically fruit and citrus, yet has a warm quality similar to those of neroli and lavender oils. It is a favorite among many aromatherapy practitioners. It is very beneficial for creating a happy and relaxed atmosphere.

Bergamot essential oil is one of the most widely used in toiletries, perfumes, and colognes. Combined with neroli and lavender; bergamot is the main ingredient for the classical 4711 Eau-de-cologne fragrance.

Bergamot essential oil also helps fight oily skin, clogged pores and resulting acne. It relieves urinary tract infections, boosts liver function, while aiding in spleen and stomach health. It has been effective in treating psoriasis, eczema, and herpes simplex type one as well.

Bergamot is also used to enhance the flavor in the popular Earl Grey tea.

Check out our reference links now…

  1. Bergamot Essential Oil by WG
  2. Bergamot by Home Remedies
  3. Bergamot Oil by Senses

Medicine Bows At Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot is one such oil that can travel to our mind through our senses, owing to its gripping and sharp and numbing smell…

The aromatic effect of it on the mind is amazing… Its sweet and fruity aroma is uplifting and relaxing.

The benefits of bergamot include the spiritual and emotional as well. Bergamot releases the need to be in complete control so that we can flow with life more easily.

When we can relax and trust the universe to handle details of any life situation, we release the fear of the unknown and become clear about our own mission.

Because this oil opens the heart chakra and is uplifting to the mind, it can relieve anxiety, stress and depression. Place on the heart to release this patterning and embrace relationships (self and others).

The health benefits of Bergamot Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like –

  • Deodorant
  • Vulnerary
  • Vermifuge
  • Anti biotic
  • Anti septic
  • Anti spasmodic
  • Sedative
  • Analgesic
  • Anti depressant
  • Disinfectant
  • Febrifuge
  • Cicatrisant
  • Digestive

Bergamot is a citrus fruit whose rind is used for extracting the Bergamot Oil. The scientific name of Bergamot is Citrus Aurantium var. or Citrus Bergamia. It is a tropical plant but thrives well in Europe too. The chemical composition of Bergamot Oil includes Alpha Pinene, Alpha Bergaptnen, Alpha Terpineol, Limonene, Linalool, Linalyl Acetate, Nerol, Neryl Acetate, Beta Bisabolene, Geraniol, Geraniol Acetate and Myrcene.

Bergamot Oil has a very sweet smell and a number of medicinal and industrial uses due to its properties listed below.

The components of Bergamot Oil, like Alpha Pinene and Limonene, are anti depressant and stimulant in nature. They give a feeling of freshness, joy and energy in cases of sadness and depression by improving circulation. They also stimulate hormone secretion and thus help maintaining proper rates of metabolism. This stimulating effect increases secretion of digestive juices, bile and insulin, thereby aiding digestion, proper absorption of nutrients, assimilation and decomposition of sugar and the resultant lowering of blood sugar level.

Have a look at our references now…

  1. Bergamot Oil by Wise Geek
  2. Bergamot by Organic Facts

Bergamot Essential Oil by Aroma Blog

Bergamot Oil – Italian Wonder

Bergamot is considered an Italian wonder, reasons being many, and the main being its properties, and whole and wise benefits…

Bergamot can be found in Italy, Morocco and the Ivory Coast, it originated in Asia. Bergamot is a small tree with long, oval green leaves with white flowers. The bergamot bears a small round fruit that is yellow when ripe. Bergamot’s essential oil is extracted by cold expression from the fruit peel. It has a spicy, delicate scent that is light and refreshing.

Bergamot is used as an antidepressant, and is calming and refreshing for the nervous system. It is highly useful as an antiseptic and is used as an insect repellent. When using as an insect repellent use caution and avoid strong sunlight, bergamot contains furocoumarins, which can cause photosensitivity.

Bergamot received its name from the city where it was first cultivated, which was Bergamot, Italy. It is said that Christopher Columbus brought the tree from the Canary Islands to Spain and Italy. Bergamot oil was very valued oil during the 15th to 16th century; it was used in teas and perfumes. In voodoo it is thought to ward off evil and danger.

In today’s society bergamot is also very valued oil, it is used to aid in the digestion process, in treating urinary tract infections, and also with colic. The essential oil of Bergamot is great with acne, eczema, varicose ulcers and seborrhea of the skin and scalp.

For people with sensitive skin it is advised to use in moderation because if used in excess may irritate the skin.

It is thought that Columbus brought the tree back to Bergamo an Italian city in Northern Italy.

Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!

The plant properties being –

  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Analgesic
  • Antidepressant
  • Anti-infectious
  • Anti-parasitic
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Digestive
  • Hormonal support
  • Sedative

The Documented Uses and Benefits of Bergamot being…

Agitation, anxiety, loss of appetite, colic, depression, indigestion, infections (herpes, cold sores, respiratory, urinary tract), inflammation, insect repellent, insomnia, parasites, rheumatism, oily skin stress and vaginal Candida.

Alright. Have a look at the reference links now…

  1. Bergamot Oil by Wise Geek
  2. Bergamot by OF
  3. Bergamot Essential Oil by Aroma Blog

Aroma Works Like Therapy – Bergamot Essential Oil

When it’s about aromatherapy oils then undoubtedly it’s the  smell, the aroma of the oils that does wonders for it and create ardent fans and loyal users of it…

Same goes for Bergamot essential oil…the scent of the oil does magic, almost instantly…

Bergamot essential oil is used in aromatherapy to combat anxiety and nervous tension, while assisting the urinary tract, as well as the respiratory system.

Topically it benefits problem skin, especially when it can also be linked to stress – such as eczema, psoriasis and acne.

Also useful for varicose veins, wounds and seborrhea.

Bergamot oil has the following properties -

  • Anti-anxiety
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-depressant
  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Carminative
  • Cicatrisant
  • Deodorant
  • Digestive
  • Expectorant
  • Insecticide
  • Sedative
  • Tonic

Bergamot is a plant that produces a type of citrus fruit. Oil taken from the peel of the fruit is used to make medicine.

Some people treat a skin condition called psoriasis by applying bergamot oil directly to the skin and then shining long-wave ultraviolet (UV) light on the affected area. Bergamot oil is also applied to the skin (used topically) for a tumor caused by a fungal infection (mycosis fungoides) and for pigment loss (vitiligo). It is also used as an insecticide to protect the body against lice and other parasites.

Bergamot oil is sometimes inhaled (used as aromatherapy) to reduce anxiety during radiation treatment.

In foods, bergamot oil is widely used as a citrus flavoring agent, especially in gelatins and puddings.

In manufacturing, bergamot oil is used in perfumes, creams, lotions, soaps, and suntan oils.

 

  • Anxiety during radiation treatment. Developing evidence suggests that inhaling bergamot oil as aromatherapy does not help reduce anxiety in people receiving radiation treatment.
  • Treating a tumor under the skin due to a fungal infection (mycosis fungoides), when used along with ultra-violet (UV) light.
  • Protecting the body against lice and other parasites.
  • Psoriasis, when used along with UV light.
  • Loss of the color pigment on the skin (vitiligo).
  • Other conditions.

How about, you check out our references now…

  1. Bergamot Oil by Wise Geek
  2. Bergamot Essential Oil by Aroma Blog
  3. Bergamot Essential Oil by OF