Scientific Name: Citrus bergamia
Scent: Citrus, Fruity, Sweet, Warm, Energising.
Extracted/Distilled from the : Fruit rind
Recommended Carrier Oil: Castor Oil, Olive, Rapeseed, Vitamin E Oil, Avocado Oil
What can It be used for:
- Bath Soaks
- Boosting Positivity
- Diffusers and Burners
- Increasing Mood & Motivation
- Massage and Physiotherapy
- Perfume and Deodorant
- Promoting Relaxation
- Reducing Anxiety
- Reducing Headaches
- Relieving Stress
- Relieving the symptoms of SAD
- Steam Inhalation
- Topical treatments for Treating the Skin
Side Effects Can include:
- Allergic Reactions
- Nasal irritation
- Skin Irritation
Works Well with Other Essential Oils Such as:
- Ylang Ylang
How to Use Orange Essential Oils:
It is best used as either a perfume, massage oil, diffuser or burner oil (when mixed with a base oil) or added lightly to laundry or baths to create a warming and energising scent. Bergamot essential oil is used in aromatherapy to treat depression, stress, tension, low self-confidence, fear, and hysteria. It is useful in healing skin infections like general wounds, psoriasis, cold sores, and eczema.
Use 1-2 drops per tbsp of carrier oil, or 3-4 if used in water.
~ Bergamot Energising Diffuser~
- 2-5 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil or other carrier Oil
- 2 tbsp Water
- Oil Burner Candle
- Optional Oils: Cinnamon, Citronella, Basil, Cloves
Adding in the water first with the carrier oil on top, drop the essential oils one drop at a time after lighting the candle. The water will evaporate and circulate the oils around, releasing the scents from the essential oils into the air.
Traditional Apothecary Uses of Orange:
Historically, bergamot essential oil was an ingredient in Eau de Cologne, a perfume originally concocted by Johann Maria Farina at the beginning of the 18th century. The first record of bergamot oil used as a fragrance in perfume is from 1714, found in the Farina Archive in Cologne.