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Bergamot

Citrus bergamia

Has a refreshing sweet scent, sharper and spicier than lemon. Helps uplift ones mood and relieve the symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress. Balances emotions. Assists the healing of cold sores, wounds, acne, spots, boils, eczema, psoriasis, bites, stings and oily complexions.

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Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia   

Method of Extraction: Cold pressed

Part Typically Used: Peel

Country of Origin: Ivory Coast

Class: Ester

Typical Major Constituents
Limonene – 38%
Linalylacetate – 28%
Linalool – 11%
Pinene <beta-> – 6%
Terpinene <gamma> – 5%
Pinene <alpha> – 1%
Myrcene – 1%

 

Description: Emerald green – yellow/green oil. Refreshing sweet scent, sharper and spicier than lemon.

Actions: Nervine Tonic, Analgesic, Antiseptic (Pulmonary, Genito-urinary), Antidepressant, Adrenal Stimulant, Sedative, Vulnerary, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Diuretic, Vermifuge, Parasiticide, Rubefacient, Deodorant.

Blends Well With: Most oils, but especially Lavender, Tea tree, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Neroli, Rose, Rosewood, Cypress, Lemon, Geranium, Yarrow,  German Chamomile, Juniper, Basil,   Clary Sage, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang, Grapefruit & Jasmine.

Safety Data: Photo-toxic avoid contact with the sun for up to 6 hours when used topically on exposed skin. In concentration, it can be a skin irritant.

 

Aromatherapy / Home Use

Skincare:  Assists healing Cold sores, Wounds, Acne, Spots & Boils, Eczema, Psoriasis, Bites and stings. Oily complexion. Scalp infection, scabies, chicken pox & shingles.

Nervous System: Nervous anxiety & Butterflies, uplifting & Refreshing, Depression, Stress related conditions, Anorexia Nervosa, Nightmares, and Insomnia. Helps with courage and confidence.

Digestive: Stimulates appetite, rids intestinal parasites, Adult colic, flatulence.

Genito-urinary / Endocrine Systems: Cystitis, Leucorrhea, Pruritis.

Immune: Anti-viral qualities fight the herpes virus – shingles, cold-sores, chicken pox.

Respiratory: Mouth infections, sore throat and bad breath.

 

General Essential Oil Safety Recommendations

  • Do not take essential oils internally unless under advisement by a qualified medical professional.
  • Do not use essential oils undiluted on the skin. It is always best to try a small patch test first of the diluted essential oil.
  • People who are pregnant or have serious medical problems are advised to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils.
  • Use extreme caution when using essential oils with children. It is safest to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children.

 

General Disclaimer
The product information provided on this website is intended for educational purposes only. The information provided is not considered to be complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate. The information contained in this website is not intended to be sufficient to provide diagnosis and/or treatment of medical conditions. It is recommended that treatment of serious health conditions be done with the help of a trained qualified medical practitioner.

 

 

 

 

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