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Bergamot is a plant that produces citrus fruits. The tree falls to the liutaceae family, and the Bergamot oil is extracted from the peel of the fruit. Newly ripen fruit collected in winter for producing the best oil. 100 kilos of fruit can produce 1-2 Kilo of oil. The oil is derived from the cold compression that differs from the other Essential oils which are generated from the steam distillation process.

Aromatic Profile of Bergamot Oil

Perfumery Note

·         Top note

Odor

·         Complex citrus, sweet, tangy-green, fresh and clean, slightly floral and spicy

Strength of Initial Aroma

·         Medium

Dry-out

·         Oily-herbaceous, slightly sweet and somewhat balsamic

 

 

The health Benefits of Bergamot Oil:

Bergamot is defined as a hybrid between a sour orange and a lemon. As a result, the fruit has a sweet smell. The Natural Essential oils also bears the same sweet smell and is used in the aromatherapy and various medical industries because of its healing benefits. Some of the major benefits of the Bergamot essential oil are given below:

Benefits of Bergamot

Bergamot oil is a must have in your Aromatherapy kit. Its uses are various and varied.

Try some of these:

Bergamot oil when mixed with other citruses like orange or grapefruit oil makes a welcoming air freshener. Placed in a bowl near the front door or near a window. Ensure placement allows the odor to drift around the room and not lost out the door or window.

Bergamot oil can also make an outstanding Deodorant.

Bergamot oil is a perfect addition to an office environment. It has been known to have a calming effect and has been used by those who are depressed or anxious for its calming effects.

Bergamot oil has anti-bacterial properties. Citrus based oil for example Bergamot is superb for use as cleaners and Disinfectant.

Adding a few drops of bergamot oil to your regular bathtub will help stop skin born infections and may aid in the prevention and reduction of eczema.

Put half a dozen drops of Bergamot oil in a bowl with hot water. Breathing the vapours may help in the prevention and treatment of Acne and other skin conditions. Bergamot oils Anti-bacterial properties may help in the treatment of Acne.

Other Ways to Use Bergamot Essential Oil

·         Apply a drop to support skin health, including the soothing of insect bites or itchy, red skin.

·         Add some drops to a mister or spray bottle as a natural and pleasant insect repellent.

·         Dilute one drop of bergamot in 2 tablespoons of warm water. Gargle the mixture to freshen the breath and maintain oral health.

·         At nighttime, place two drops on a cotton ball and tuck it under your pillowcase before bed for a restful, pleasant sleep.

Safety data:

Certain furocumarins as well as bergapten found in Bergamot are photo toxic on person skin. This causes sensitivity and skin pigmentation when exposed to sunlight. For that reason exercise caution when using Bergamot in sunny weather. Bergamot should never be used undiluted on the skin. Harsh burning may result.

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