Crude Fruit peel
The tree can grow up to four meters high, with star-shaped flowers, and smooth leaves, bearing citrus fruit resembling a cross between an orange and a grapefruit but in a pear-shape. The fruit ripens from green to yellow. Named after Bergamo, Italy, where the oil originated, it scents colognes, and flavours Earl Grey tea and some candies. This tree is native to South East Asia but was introduced to Europe, and particularly Italy, but is also found in the Ivory Coast, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.
Don't confuse Citrus bergamia with common garden bergamot (Monardo didyma), also known as "bee balm".
This greenish yellow oil with it's fresh, clean scent is basically citrus, yet fruity and sweet with a warm spicy floral quality, and is reminiscent of Neroli and Lavender oil.
Blends well with
Black Pepper, Clary sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Orange, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver and Ylang Ylang. Middle Note for blending.
Bergamot aids digestion, and reduces inflammation and infection in the genito-urinary system, mouth, throat, and skin (psoriasis). It kills several viruses, including those responsible for flu, herpes, shingles, and chickenpox, and is a traditional Italian folk medicine to treat fever and intestinal worms,.
It counters depression, anxiety, insomnia, and compulsive behavior cycles, including eating disorders. Bergamot essential oil can be used in the treatment of depression, stress, tension, fear, hysteria, anorexia and general convalescence.
It is also used as a deodoriser.
Analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic, antiviral, carminative, cicatrisant, cordial, deodorant, digestive, febrifuge, sedative, stomachic, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary.
Works with the following Body Systems
Digestive, Immune, Nervous, Urinary, Skin Care
Best form of Application
Massage, compress, bath, sitz bath, douche, skin care, hair care, inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporiser. Extensively used in room sprays and household insect repellents.
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2ml amber vial & black cap - $1.65
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 19 April, 2006.