Botanical Name: Citrus Bergamia
Aroma: Floral and fruity with a spicy note.
Properties, medicinal use and benefits: Bergamot oil is a powerful antiseptic and is excellent for sores. It increases photosensitivity of skin and is widely used in suntan preparations. It is also used to treat acne, psoriasis, ulcers and wounds. Traditionally used as a potent medicine and sold for its scent.
Bergamot oil produces an uplifting, refreshingly astringent atmosphere. This may assist in reducing anxiety and depression. As an ingredient in lotions and massage oils it can help reduce tension and inflammation. Well-diluted in a facial or body oil bergapten-free Bergamot's anti-septic and anti-fungal properties can be helpful for acne, and problem skin conditions. A few drops in a sitz bath or regular bath can also be beneficial. It is very popular as a perfume ingredient both in commercial and home recipes.
This oil blends well with most essential oils, particularly Lavender and Sandalwood oils.
Size: 10 ml, 0.35 oz