About Bergamot Essential Oil
The fruit of the Bergamot tree is a cross between the Citrus limetta (a species of Citrus that can be referred to as either “Sweet Lemons” or “Sweet Limes”) and the Orange. It is slightly pear-shaped and slightly yellowish in colour.
Bergamot Essential Oil is derived from the cold expression of the Bergamot fruit peel when the fruit is nearly ripe. In the past, Bergamot expression, which was also called cold-pressing, was done by hand and involved pressing the fruit peel until the essential oils were squeezed out from the cells inside the peels. Today, a mechanical device often carries out the same process; the fruit skin is peeled and then exposed to centrifugal force, which separates the essential oils from water and fruit fragments. 100 Bergamot fruits will yield approximately 3 oz. of Bergamot Essential Oil. After cold-expression, the colour of Bergamot Oil ranges from light yellow to a dark green. Its scent is a fresh, sweet, and citrusy top note with a spicy undertone and a floral nuance.
Bergamot is unique among citrus oils due to its ability to be both uplifting and calming, making it ideal to help with anxious and sad feelings.
Used in aromatherapy, Bergamot Essential Oil is known to help reduce anxiety and stress and thereby alleviate symptoms of depression. The oil’s α-Pinene and Limonene constituents make it uplifting, refreshing, and stimulating.
The relaxing, soothing aroma of Bergamot Essential Oil can be sedative to some people and can help with sleep disorders like insomnia by putting the user into a restful state. Diffuse 4 drops Bergamot, 4 drops Cedarwood and 3-4 drops Copaiba for a restful sleep.
Inhaling Bergamot Oil can also maintain metabolism by increasing the hormones and fluids that aid digestion and nutrient absorption. This can reduce constipation by making bowel movements more regular.
The citrus scent of Bergamot Oil makes it a freshening room spray for eliminating unpleasant odours. It is a popular choice for deodorants.
The anti-spasmodic nature of Bergamot Oil means that those who suffer from respiratory issues such as chronic coughing may find relief from the convulsions of a coughing fit. Its anti-congestive and expectorant properties clear nasal passages and promote easier breathing by loosening phlegm and mucus, eliminating more of the germs and toxins that cause illness.
Certain components of Bergamot Essential oil are antibiotic and disinfectant in nature. It can promote fast healing of wounds. It inhibits the growth of germs, viruses, and fungi. Also effectively prohibiting infections, including those of the skin. Add a few drops to bathing water for the skin and hair to remain protected from infections and become shiny.
Bergamot is a must have to add to your collection of Pomona Pure essential oils. With its many amazing properties, and beautiful feel good smell, there are so many ways to experience Bergamot.