Bergamot Essential Oil
Bergamot essential oil, Citrus bergamia, has an uplifting sweet lemon-lime, citrus, floral scent. It is cold-pressed from the fruit peel and provides the unusual flavor for Earl Grey tea. The fruit is not edible because the pulp is too sour. Italy’s coastal region of Calabria produces about 80% of the bergamot sold today. Bergamot was used in Italian folk medicine and in Ayurvedic medicine to treat problems related to digestion, skin health, and fever and other ailments.
Bergamot helps soothe dry, irritated skin and rashes making it an excellent choice for relieving symptoms of eczema and psoriasis. Its astringent quality helps gently tone and balance skin oil production, even out skin tone, ease acne, and unclog pores. Its deodorizing action refreshes the body.
In hair care, it helps regulate excessive oiliness of the scalp and enhances natural luster.
Aromatherapy Properties: Bergamot is balancing to the nervous system by relieving anxiety and stress, elevating mood, and lifting melancholy. Bergamot, second only to lavender in its ability to relax brain waves, helps to relieve lethargy, nervousness, and insomnia. Because of its ability to reduce anxiety, it is an excellent oil for easing tension headaches.
Regular Bergamot is a photosensitizer, we use the Bergaptene-Free (FCF or BF) oil in our skincare products to reduce any chance of sensitivity from sunlight.
Pregnancy & Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.
Precautions: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, have a medical condition, or have any medical concerns regarding yourself or your family consult a qualified, licensed health professional prior to use. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children.
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