Latin name: Citrus bergamia.
Family name: Rutaceae.
Country or Region: Italy.
Growing Practice: Ecologically Sensible.
Bergamot oil is cold pressed from the fruit peel. It has a sweet & citrus like scent with spicy undertones. It should be very viscous and have a color range of green to yellow. Bergamot oil is widely documented in old herbal texts.
Some traditional uses: balancing nervous system, relieving anxiety and stress, lifting melancholy, for restful sleep, antiviral, cold sores, psoriasis, eczema and as an insect repellent. Its main chemicals components are: D Limonene, Bergaptene, Linalol, and Linalyl Acetate.
Emotional profile: to relieve helplessness, hopelessness, emptiness and grief.
Blends well with: All essential oils.
Warnings: Bergamot may cause skin sensitivity to bright sunlight.