Essential Oil: Bergamot

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Bergamot is most famous for giving flavour to Earl Grey teas. Rich, sweet, fruity - almost everyone loves the scent of Bergamot, making it a good choice for diffusing in an office, shop, or other busy spaces. In aromatherapy, Bergamot is considered useful for depression and anxiety . It is calming, helping to soothe stress and nerves. 

Species: citrus bergamia

Country of origin: Italy

GC/MS tested for quality and purity

How to use our pure bergamot essential oil

  • Massage oil or rollerball: 1-2% dilution - 5-10 drops/ 30mL of carrier oil such as fractionated coconut, sunflower, etc. Apply to chest, back, under nose, temples.
  • Inhaler: 5-10 drops in inhaler, inhale through the nose deeply
  • Diffuser: 5-6 drops in water
  • Baths: add 2-5 drops into tsp of a carrier oil. 
  • Lotion or shampoo: add 15-20 drops /60mL of unscented base/lotion.
  • TIP: To extend the shelf life of citrus essential oils, keep refrigerated.

Essential oils that blend well with bergamot

  • Frankincense
  • Mandarin
  • Orange
  • Rosemary
  • Vetiver
  • Other citrus oils
Safety and drug interactions: Phototoxic - avoid sunlight exposure after using on skin.
Cautions: Bergaptene, one of its components can becomes phototoxic if exposed to sunlight. The oil should always be stored in cool area.
Interactions: Do not use with any of the following drugs that cause photosensitivity: amitriptyline (Elavil), Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), norfloxacin (Noroxin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), ofloxacin (Floxin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), sparfloxacin (Zagam), gatifloxacin (Tequin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Septra), tetracycline, methoxsalen (8-methoxypsoralen, 8-MOP, Oxsoralen), and Trioxsalen (Trisoralen)

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