Essential Oil Profile: Bergamot

Bergamot

Latin Name: Citrus aurantium bergamia

Family: Rutaceae

Plant Part: Peel

Method: Expression or steam distilled (no as much)

Note/Element: Note:Top Element: Wood, Earth

Functional Group:  Alcohol, Coumarin, Easter, Terpene

Type: Balancing, Refreshing

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Kapha

Scent: Citrus, Orange-like, sharp lemony

Color: Yellow to greenish

For Skin Type: Oily, Acne

Cautions: Not before sun exposure, most photo toxic oil, Do not use oxidized oil, Not with skin cancer

Physical Uses: Cystitis, digestion, colds, flu, hemorrhoids, flatulence, cools fevers, immune system, insomnia

 Mental/Emotional Uses: Depression, eating disorders, stress, anxiety

Other Uses: Cat repellent(use outdoor only), neutralize odors & mildew, boils, cold sores

Blends Well With: Almost anything

Possible Substitutions: Mandarin, Orange

References

Essential Oil Profile as used by Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level by Katherine Graf , Aroma Studio

Bergamot Essential Oil,AromaWeb, http://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/bergamot-oil.asp

Bergamot Essential Oil Profile (with therapeutic additions), The Aromatherapyy Course- Home & Family by Dawn Copeland & Jeanne Rose,http://www.jeannerose.net/articles/bergamot_EO.html

Disclaimer

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.

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