Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot Essential Oil

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Bergamot Essential Oil 15ml
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Bergamot Essential Oil 30ml
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Bergamot Essential Oil 100ml
$57.74
Bergamot Essential Oil 200ml
$111.56
Bergamot Essential Oil 500ml
$273.03
Bergamot Essential Oil 1kg
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Bergamot Essential Oil Sample
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Quick Overview
From Synergy Essentials, pure Bergamot oil from bitter oranges cold pressed from the peels of ripe organically fruit grown in Italy. Italy is known for the finest soils for the production of exceptional citrus fruit. This is a wonderful 100% pure Bergamot essential oil with a beautiful, full bouquet. This is by far the most complex Bergamot we've ever experienced.

Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia


Bergamot is pressed from the fruit of a tree which actually offers 3 common varieties of essential oils: Bergamot - the oil pressed from the rind of the tree's fruit, Neroli - steam distilled from the flowers which will eventually become the fruit, Petitgrain (French for 'small grains') from leaves and branches with unripe fruit (the 'petit' grains), plus a fourth oil now becoming popular being 'Neroli Petitgrain', a steam distilled oil from the leaves and branches of the tree when the branches are in full bloom.


Citrus bergamia, also called Citrus aurant bergamia is native to the Mediterranean, growing up to 12 meters in height when uncultivated; Bergamot's origin a small coastal area of southern Calabria in Italy, where the trees grow to their fullest. It is thought that the soil of the region produces some of the very finest citrus fruit in all the world. The tree has smooth oval leaves and produces small greenish-yellow fruit that is very bitter. Because of the bitterness, it is normally not eaten, though the oil pressed from the peels has become a popular aromatic throughout the ages.


Bergamot essential oil was in one of the first 'eau de cologne' formulas, and continues to this day to be found in a number of 'high end' perfumes and colognes. The essential oil is also notably found in Earl Grey Tea, a black tea lightly flavored by Bergamot.


Aromatherapy Notes

Bergamot can have a range of aroma's and aromatic intensities. There are some that are produced from fruit that are not picked quite at the right time, or perhaps have not had ideal rains and temperatures for the season, resulting in an aroma that may seem week or 'incomplete' when sampled. The finer the essential oil, the more complex its aroma will be, with the very best notably being both sweet and tart at the same time. We have found this to be the case with this particular organic variety - while we have sampled oils which are a little sweeter, and some being a little more sour, there have been no others so well rounded as this one.


Quite a bit of research has been performed using Bergamot essential oil. It has been recommended as a 'complementary therapy' due to its ability to reduce the need for pain medication where users are both inhaling the aroma regularly, and are on medication for pain reduction of some kind co-currently. Bergamot is thought to be the most effective 'anti-depressant' aromatic in aromatherapy today. It seems to give a lift when needed (perhaps toward the end of a long day's work), as well as be relaxing in times of stress. In one study, adolecents wearing aromatherapy amulets self-scored their psycho-emotional conditions significantly higher than those who had amulets containing other substances.


Traditional Uses

Bergamot essentia oil has been used in Italy for centuries as a treatment for fever (including malaria), and many infections including those of the mouth, skin, respiratory system and urinary tract.


Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Antibacterial, Antidepressant, Antiseptic (pulmonary and genitourinary), Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Cictrizant, Deodorant, Febrifuge, Hypnotic, Laxative, Stimulant, Stomachic, Vermifuge, Vulnerary.


Psychological:



  • Powerful antidepressant (especially when exacerbated by fatigue and frustration).

  • Restorative and calming to over-active mental states

  • Aids in unlocking repressed emotions

  • Alleviates tension and stress

  • Lessens the perceived intensity of pain


Studies suggest that the aroma of Bergamot essential oil has the ability to lessen the formation neural pathways for stress. Repeated exposure to elements in our environment will normally carve connective pathways for our neurons to fire between (this creates thoughts that are always associated with other thoughts and produce reflex reactions based on the emotions drawn out by these associations).


This means that Bergamot acts as a diversion in the neural pathway, allowing individuals a chance to intercept thoughts and prevent associated reactions such as stress, fear or anxiety. In effect, acting as a buffer, it affords an opportunity to re-teach the brain what thoughts to associate and which should be disconnected. This can take many years (depending on how deeply grooved the pathways are), and work with a psychologist to dissociate the thought patterns is always beneficial.


Another study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology (2007), concluded that Bergamot stopped neural damage -- specifically that caused by excitotoxins (such as MSG, or Mono Sodium Glutimate) which releases certain neurochecmials so fast that the normal physiological means of the brain "cleaning up after them" cannot happen.


Inhalation of Bergamot essential oil has also been found effective at reducing serum cortisol levels, as well as the blood pressure of clients with essential hypertension in a recent study performed at Geochang Provincial College, Korea.


The antimicrobial properties of Bergamot have been studied and shown to be exceptionally effective against various bacterial strains -- those which cause acne, and viral strains -- the source of HSV-2 outbreaks.


Dermatological:



  • Can clear and heal acne

  • Balances oily skin

  • Calms eczema and psoriasis

  • Can repel insects

  • Alleviates itching of insect bites

  • Effective deodorant

  • Tones aged skin

  • Detoxifies upper skin layers


Digestive System:



  • Regulates appetite

  • Calms indigestion and flatulence

  • Promotes healthy eating cycles (can be effective in treatment of anorexia nervosa)


Immune System:



  • Inhibits the herpes simplex I virus that causes cold sores

  • Effective treatment for chickenpox and shingles (when blended with Tea Tree and Lavender)

  • Boosts immunity and promotes the elimination of colds and the flu


Urinary System:



  • Treats cystitis and urinary tract infections

  • Stimulates healthy liver function


Cardiovascular System:



  • Can help to lower blood pressure

  • Slows heart rate


Respiratory System:



  • Combats halitosis (bad breath)

  • Effective for all oral and throat infections

  • Treats bronchitis and laryngitis


Application and Use


Bergamot is used alone, or blended with a number of essential oils to bring mental clarity. Bergamot is really wonderful by itself when a high quality variety is used. Bergamot will blend well with other citrus oils, some woods and florals.


Ingestion:



  • Bergamot can be used orally for aiding with halitosis (bad-breath), canker sores, sore throat and tonsillitis.

  • It can also be diluted and ingested to combat colds, the flu and other mild infectious diseases.

  • Note that only one to five drops are ever used at any one time, and not for long periods. Because it is from the peel of a fruit, it is gererally safer in this regard than other oils.


Local-Topical:



  • 1-3 drops in a bath will work to prevent and combat cystitis along with urinary infections


Safety


Bergamot oil is considered non-toxic, yet it does contain bergaptene, a constituent that can be phototoxic and therefore skin should not be exposed to excessive amounts of direct sunlight for 72 hours after topical application. Further, Bergamot oil is recommended for use at low concentrations (3% or less in carrier oil), as it can irritate the skin. If pregnant or breastfeeding, consultation with a physician is recommended.


 
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