Bergamot Oil

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Traditional uses of bergamot essential oil, backed by science

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Safety and drug interactions: Phototoxic – avoid sunlight exposure after using on skin.

Cautions: Bergaptene, one of its components can becomes poisonous if exposed to sunlight. The oil should always be stored in dark bottles in dark places.

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)

View Essential Oil FAQ, Contraindications, and other information HERE.

How to use bergamot essential oil

  • Massage oil or rollerball: 1-2% dilution – 5 drops/ 30mL of carrier oil such as fractionated coconut, sunflower, etc. Apply to chest, back, under nose, temples, etc.
  • 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. Optionally mix with epsom or Dead Sea salt and add to bath water.
  • Lotion or shampoo: add 15-20 drops /30mL of unscented base/lotion.

Bergamot essential oil blends well with:

  • Clary Sage
  • Frankincense
  • Mandarin
  • Jasmine
  • Black Pepper
  • Cypress
  • Geranium
  • Nutmeg
  • Sandalwood
  • Orange
  • Rosemary
  • Vetiver
  • Ylang-Ylang
  • Other citrus oils
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Description

Species: Citrus bergamia
Country of Origin: Italy

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, anxiety, and alternates. It is calming, helping to soothe stress and nerves. Recent published studies have shown a possible usefulness in treating several forms of bacteria responsible for urinary tract infections, meningitis, and bacteremia (invasions of the blood stream with bacteria). It may also speed up healing of bacterial infections such as shingles, herpes, and chicken pox. In addition, it has been proven to be an anti fungal that can be useful for certain strains of candida. Finally, Bergamot also contains statin-like components. Statins are important for lowering cholesterol and because of this, bergamot may be a natural remedy for treating high cholesterol.

Additional information

Weight55 g
Dimensions2.8 × 2.8 × 6.7 cm

Chemical Components

  • Limonene (35.00%)
  • Linalyl acetate (28.00%)
  • Linalool (11.00%)
  • gamma-Terpinene (8.55%)
  • beta-Pinene (7.70%)
  • alpha-Pinene (1.29%)
  • Sabinene (1.28%)
  • beta-Phellandrene (0.50%)
  • Geranyl acetate (0.50%)
  • para-Cymene (0.48%)
  • beta-Bisabolene (0.45%)
  • Neryl acetate (0.40%)
  • beta-Caryophyllene (0.40%)
  • alpha-Thujene (0.35%)
  • Terpinolene (0.34%)
  • trans-alpha-Bergamotene (0.32%)
  • Geranial (0.30%)
  • Neral (0.23%)
  • E)-beta-Ocimene (0.23%)
  • alpha-Terpinyl acetate (0.20%)
  • (E)-Nerolidol (0.20%)
  • alpha-Terpinene (0.18%)
  • Octyl acetate (0.13%)

Scientific Studies

 

  • The essential oil of Citrus bergamia Risso induces vasorelaxation (relaxation of tension of blood vessel walls) of the mouse aorta by activating K(+) channels and inhibiting Ca(2+) influx. Kang P1, Suh SH, Min SS, Seol GH.
  • Effects of systemic administration of the essential oil of bergamot on gross behaviour and EEG power spectra recorded from the rat hippocampus and cerebral cortex. Rombolà L1, Corasaniti MT, Rotiroti D, Tassorelli C, Sakurada S, Bagetta G, Morrone LA
  • Role of D-Limonene in autophagy induced by bergamot essential oil in SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma (cancer) cells. Russo R, Cassiano MG, Ciociaro A, Adornetto A, Varano GP, Chiappini C, Berliocchi L, Tassorelli C, Bagetta G, Corasaniti MT.
  • Hypolipidemic effects of Citrus bergamia Risso et Poiteau juice in rats fed a hypercholesterolemic diet. Miceli N1, Mondello MR, Monforte MT, Sdrafkakis V, Dugo P, Crupi ML, Taviano MF, De Pasquale R, Trovato A
  • Intraplantar injection of bergamot essential oil into the mouse hindpaw: effects on capsaicin-induced nociceptive behaviors. Sakurada T1, Kuwahata H, Katsuyama S, Komatsu T, Morrone LA, Corasaniti MT, Bagetta G, Sakurada S.
  • Citrus bergamia essential oil: from basic research to clinical application. Navarra M, Mannucci C, Delbò M, Calapai G
  • Antibacterial activity of essential oils, their blends and mixtures of their main constituents against some strains supporting
    livestock mastitis. Fratini F, Casella S, Leonardi M, Pisseri F, Ebani VV, Pistelli L, Pistelli L
  • Citrus bergamia Risso Elevates Intracellular Ca (2+) in Human Vascular Endothelial Cells due to Release of Ca (2+) from Primary Intracellular Stores. Kang P, Han SH, Moon HK, Lee JM, Kim HK, Min SS, Seol GH
  • Effects of bergamot ( Citrus bergamia (Risso) Wright & Arn.) essential oil aromatherapy on mood states, parasympathetic nervous system activity, and salivary cortisol levels in 41 healthy females. Watanabe E, Kuchta K, Kimura M, Rauwald HW, Kamei T, Imanishi J.. Epub 2015 Feb 19

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