Bergamot essential oil is mostly used in perfumes because of its popular aroma. Another popular use is in some teas to add flavor. Bergamot oil is distilled from the rind or peel of the Bergamot fruit tree. The fruit is called a bergamot orange and is considered a citrus fruit. It is mostly grown in Southern Italy. It is also grown in France, Côte d’Ivoire, and southern Turkey.
Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia
Aroma Description: Citrusy, sweet
Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, sedative, uplifting
Uses: Can be used topically, internally, and aromatically.
I have been using it in my diffuser for the last few days, and it has completely rid my home of the “pet smell” that lingers in the air. It smells citrusy with a floral undertone. I found that really unique as I’ve had grapefruit and lemon essential oils that just smell exactly like the fruit which has less of the floral scent. I also use this oil for my laundry. I made my own wool dryer balls and put a few drops into a ball and throw it in the dryer. It makes my laundry smell great! I love using it in my bath water. I find the scent very relaxing and detoxing. – Tsai F.
I use this oil as a personal body spray (mixing it with distilled water and witch hazel) and often receive compliments on its light, clean, fresh, unisex scent. I also love the smell of bergamot in tea. – Yuen Y.
I understand it helps with: anxiety, digestion, minor cuts, excess gas, regulating appetite, but I love it for the smell and calming capabilities. – Karen B.
I use Bergamot Essential Oil frequently for insomnia, stress relief, to reduce the pain of headaches & nerve damage, and for a natural energy boost. Citrus essential oils in general are often used to combat feelings of depression and sadness, and Bergamot Essential Oil has worked wonders as a natural anti-depressant. – Mary K.
I use it in my oil diffuser. I use 6 drops and it makes the whole room smell fresh. It is really great for getting rid of odors that may be lingering in your home. I find that it makes me feel refreshed. I like to use it in the garbage disposal as well to freshen it up. – Ellen H.
Precautions: Maintain oil out of sunlight. Avoid exposure to sunlight 12 hours after application.