The highly empowering Bergamot essential oil is derived from the bergamot oranges of the Citrus aurantium bergamia tree, belonging to the Rutaceae family (the orange family). The plant is cultivated in France, Turkey, and Southern Italy and produces sour bergamot orange that resembles a cross between lemon and orange and tastes like a grapefruit. While the fruit itself is very sour and bitter, the delicious essential oil derived from it is immensely popular in aromatherapy for its heart-uplifting and therapeutic abilities. Bergamot oil is also used as a food flavouring agent in the famous Earl Grey tea.
The history of therapeutic uses of Bergamot essential oil traces back to the ancient Ayurveda. In Italian folk medicines, the fruit juice was used to treat digestive disorders and fever. Bergamot tree was known in the Mediterranean region for centuries. However, until the 16th century, it was cultivated only as an ornamental plant in the gardens of aristocratic Italian families. When a fine essence of bergamot fruit was accidentally mixed with water, its immense potential for perfumery was realised. In recent times, Bergamot oil is enjoying huge popularity all over the world for its versatile uses ranging from cosmetics and decorative uses to aromatherapy and medicinal benefits.
Ecodrop’s Bergamot essential oil is extracted by low heat cold pressing of freshly derived bergamot orange peels. The fruits are sourced from Citrus aurantium bergamia plantations in Italy. To obtain the highest quality of the oil, ripe bergamot fruits are harvested in the colder months of November and January. The extracted oil is light yellow and smells like a deliciously sweet citrus fruit.
|Country of Origin:||Italy|
|Botanical Name:||Citrus aurantium bergamia|
|Extraction Method:||Cold Pressed|
|Scent:||Citrusy, Sweet, Fruity, Lemony|
|Parts of Plant used:||Peels|
|Colour:||Green to Greenish Yellow|
|Main Components:||Limonene, linalyl acetate, linalool, terpinene, β-pinene.|
|Bottled in the UK|
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Benefits and Uses
Aromatherapy: The uplifting scent of Bergamot oil boosts the spirits and invigorates with a burst of mental energy. Its aroma has an aphrodisiac effect on the mind and helps manage the psychological perception of stress, especially work-related chronic stress. Its stimulating effect boosts metabolism and enhances the release of digestive juices, which in turn promotes physical activity and improves appetite. During meditation and learning activities, it improves focus and productivity. Bergamot oil makes a perfect companion for students and working individuals and is ideal for day time use.
Haircare: The active compounds of Bergamot oil rejuvenate and nourish the hair inside-out. It prevents and treats almost all kinds of hair issues, such as dry hair, excessive oil production, scalp inflammation, dandruff, split ends, discolouration, and premature hair greying. Regular scalp massage with this oil keeps the scalp free from chemical build-up and supports healthy growth of hair.
Skincare: Bergamot oil is an effective cleanser as well as a moisturizer for the skin. It tightens the skin pores, restricts bacterial growth, and soothes the redness of the skin.
Wound healer:Antimicrobial and antiseptic properties of Bergamot promotes faster healing of cuts and burns and also acts as a mild analgesic.
Air freshener: Bergamot oil is an eco-friendly, non-toxic air cleanser that not only purifies the room of harmful microbes but also adds a refreshing aroma to the surrounding and keeps insects at bay.
Diffusion: Add 5-6 drops to home diffusers and DIY air sprays.
Skin and hair application: Add 2-3 drops to creams, lotions, shampoos, conditioners, and DIY cosmetics.
Scalp massage: Add 5-6 drops to 10-15 ml of coconut or castor oil. Massage the scalp and hair twice or thrice a week.
Hand-sanitiser: Take 1-2 drops and rub between your palms to disinfect the skin.
Bath: Add 2-3 drops in the bathwater.
Home cleaning:Add 8-10 drops in a cup of water and 2 tbsp of white vinegar. Pour this liquid in a clean spray bottle for a handy disinfecting cleaning liquid.
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- Avoid sun exposure after topical application of Bergamot oil, as it exhibits photosensitivity.
- Pregnant women and lactating mothers should avoid its use unless prescribed by a certified health practitioner.
- Consult with your Doctor, or other qualified health care professional before using any of the recipes.
- Avoid in pregnancy and lactation.
- Keep away from eye area.
- Keep away from children.
The information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. Neither Ecodrop essential oils nor associated business entities guarantee the accuracy of the information. Please consult your doctor, especially if being used during pregnancy, before using this product. You are also encouraged to test the product to ensure that it meets your needs, before using for mass production.