Bergamot Plants

Bergamot is perhaps one of the most useful oils for helping with emotional balance. Its gentle smell is uplifting and opening without being too aggressive.

Bergamot EO Properties

Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia
Note: Top
Odor Intensity: Low

Key Uses:
Appetite loss
Bladder infection
Dyspepsia, painful digestion, colic
Eczema and psoriasis
Intestinal infection/parasites
Mouth infection, herpes

Aroma: A blend of sweet floral with citrus top note and an undertone of vanilla.Bergamot

Blends well with: Most other oils, especially frankincense, geranium, lavender, clary sage and cypress.

Parts Used: Peel

Essential Oils Properties: Antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, anti-infectious, antispasmodic, antitoxic, deodorant, febrifuge, stomachic, vermifuge.

Emotional Concerns: Bergamot is helpful in cases of addiction, anorexia, bulimia, depression, fear, anxiety, and stress.

Contraindications: Bergamot is extremely photosensitizing and possibly irritating to sensitive skin. Do not expose skin to sunlight or tanning beds for 12 hours after use.

Perfume Bergamot: The bergamot fruit, developed for its scent, has been used in perfumery and medicine in France since the 16th century. Bergamot essence is mentioned in many old manuscripts and herbals. Bergamot is the flavoring used to make Earl Grey tea. The citrus bergamot should not be confused with bergamot herb, a red perennial also know as Oswego tea. Bergamot is primarily used in aromatherapy for its antiseptic properties, which are in some cases as effective as lavender. Bergamot has a wonderful smell and can be used to improve the odor of antiseptic blends in a diffuser.

Anxiety Blend:
8 drops Bergamot
3 drops Clary sage
2 drops Geranium
5 drops Frankincense

Mix oils in an amber glass bottle. Diffuse after a stressful day.

Mouth Ulcers:
4 drops Bergamot
2 drops Peppermint or 1 drop Myrrh
2 drops Geranium
2 drops Thyme

Dilute in 2 teaspoons brandy. To use, add 1 teaspoon of mixture to warm water and swish well around mouth. Do not swallow.

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