Bergamot

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Citrus bergamia

Bergamot is a citrus tree which is native to tropical Asia. It can grow to approximately 15 feet in height. It’s fruits are yellow/green.

Bergamot essential oil is fragrant and is commonly used in modern perfumery. The oil is obtained from the rind of the fruit.

Practical Uses

Bergamot essential is a balancing and calming oil. It helps reduce anxiety, nervous tension and stress. It helps lift the spirit and refreshes the soul. It also improves mental clarity and increases alertness.

Precautions

People with sensitive skin should use it with caution. Bergamot is phototoxic – avoid direct sunlight for several hours after applying it on the skin.

Bergamot should NOT be confused with the herb bergamot or be balm (monarda).

Sourcing

E-Scentially Yours uses bergamot essential oil that is steam distilled. It is sourced from central Italy. The essential oil is organic and is obtained from the fruit .