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. In addition, it has been proven to be an anti fungal that can be useful for certain strains of candida.
How to use our pure 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.
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
Other citrus oils
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 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)