Bergamot

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Citrus aur. bergamia

Certified Organic, Peel, Italy

A refreshing citrus scent to uplift one’s mood, aid digestion and revitalize the body.

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Most bergamot oil on the market is adulterated with synthetics. Amrita is able to guarantee you a 100% pure natural oil thanks to the chiral column analytical technology.


Therapeutic Benefits

Bergamot is a unique, rare fruit with a treasure trove of positive qualities. Perhaps even above any of its therapeutic benefits, Bergamot is loved the most for its euphoric scent, which is the fragrant ingredient responsible for the unmistakable aroma of Earl Grey tea, and also the refreshing top note in the original Eau de Cologne.

Bergamot Essential Oil is equally treasured for its mental benefits as well as its physical benefits.
  • Nervous system: Reduces anxiety and depression, calming the mind and reducing worries.

  • Digestive System: Stimulates digestion, energizing the liver, stomach and spleen.

  • Skin care: Relieves skin conditions such as herpes, shingles, dermatitis, eczema and boils.

  • Genito-urinary system: Useful with infections of the urinary tract and bladder.

  • Respiratory system: Useful for tonsillitis, mouth infections, sore throat and halitosis.


How to Use
  • For Topical Application, the recommended ratio of dilution is no more than 20 drops per 4 oz. of carrier oil. Bergamot makes the skin more sensitive to sunlight, so remember to avoid direct sunlight for three hours after Topical Application.

  • Urinary and vaginal infections: Hip Bath

  • Respiratory infections such as tonsillitis: Direct Inhalation from a diffuser.

  • To create a cheerful atmosphere: Diffusion

  • For anxiety, depression, fear or sadness: Diffusion, Topical Application on heart and chest area or Aromatic Bath.


Safety Precautions

Like some other citrus fruits, Bergamot contains a chemical compound called furo-coumarin, which makes one’s skin extremely sensitive to the sun, even when Bergamot is diluted. To protect your skin from burning or discoloration, it is important to not use Bergamot Essential Oil on the skin right before sunbathing. Do not expose the skin to sunlight for three hours after application. This also applies to UV and infra-red treatment.

Use essential oils only in diluted form on the skin and never internally. Always be careful when using essential oils with children. Give them only low doses, or better, consult a qualified aromatherapy expert before using. Also use essential oils with care and only under the proper guidance of an expert while pregnant or if you have liver damage, epilepsy, cancer or other serious health problems.


Origin

Bergamot is cold-pressed from the bumpy, aromatic peel of a rare citrus fruit that at some point emerged as a hybrid of bitter orange and lemon. If you have ever tasted Earl Grey tea, then you know what Bergamot smells like—it is in fact the fragrant ingredient that when added to black tea transforms it into Earl Grey tea.

In the 15th century, Columbus was so tempted by the exotic allure of Bergamot that although the fruit was too sour to eat, he couldn’t resist taking a few bergamot trees back to Italy during one of his voyages to the Canary Islands. Since that time, the treasured fruit has been thriving in Italy, cultivated solely for the unique fragrance and properties of its essential oil.

Although attempts have been made to cultivate bergamot in the south of France and Ivory Coast, the only place in the world where the delicate tree abundantly thrives is Calabria, a region in southern Italy with very specific soil that makes the bergamot fruit particularly exquisite.

Since the 1500s, Bergamot Essential Oil has been a staple of traditional medicine in Italy, renowned for its antiseptic and fever-reducing effects. More recently, aromatherapists have successfully applied the antiseptic properties of Bergamot Essential Oil to the reproductive area and respiratory system.

Bergamot Essential Oil has been found to be effective in addressing infections of the vagina and urinary tract through douches and hip baths, and it is inhaled for respiratory infections such as tonsillitis, bronchitis and tuberculosis.

Bergamot continues to be one of the most popular ingredients in perfumes and cosmetics. Due to its universally appealing scent, it is often used alone to bring fragrance to a room. Bergamot Essential Oil is what gives Earl Grey tea its euphoric flavor and aroma.

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