Citrus bergamia, the bergamot orange, is a fragrant citrus fruit the size of an orange, with a yellow or green color similar to a lime, depending on ripeness. Genetic research into the ancestral origins of extant citrus cultivars found bergamot orange to be a probable hybrid of lemon and bitter orange.
BENEFITS OF BERGAMOT ESSENTIAL OIL:
Some of the active agents in bergamot oil are alpha-Pinene, limonene, alpha-Bergapten, beta-Bisabolene, nerol, Geraniol, Linalool, and alpha-Terpineol. Bergamot is rich in polyphenolic compounds and has the distinction of being the only citrus fruit to contain melitidin and brutieridin, proven to have an anti-cholesterol effect comparable to statins.
Bergamot has a light citrus aroma is wonderful to help you get going in the morning, boost your energy throughout the day, or refresh your kitchen before dinner.
The tart yet sweet, uplifting yet relaxing scent, makes it a popular oil in perfumes, cosmetics, and lotions. It has the power to transform your shampoos, soaps, and cleansers into a luxurious, delightful experience.
In addition to its compelling scent, bergamot oil has a range of healing properties. This little drop of magic could provide you with all of its benefits as part of your daily routine.
As in the case of any essential oil, use bergamot essential oil with caution and in small quantities.
Phytotoxicity is a major concern with this oil because the active agent alpha-Bergapten can become damaging upon exposure to light. Avoid sun exposure for 12 hours after application of bergamot essential oil on the skin.
If you are pregnant, nursing, or have a chronic health condition, consult your physician.