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100% PURE & NATURAL
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Parts used: Peel of fruit
Chakra Association: Visuddha (Throat)
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: citrusy, fruity, sweet, warm, with a hint of spicy floral
Origin: Italy, wildcrafted
Traditional Uses: Folk medicine for depression.
Properties: relaxant, sedative, antibiotic, disinfectant, antiseptic, analgesic, digestive, deodorant, anti-spasmodic
Mental & Emotional Effects: Both anti-depressant and stimulant. Helps us relax and “let go”. Gives a feeling of freshness, joy, and energy by improving circulation. Stimulates hormone secretion, helps maintain proper rates of metabolism.
Benefits: Healing of wounds, ulcers, eczema, eating disorders and depression.
Blends well with: Chamomile, coriander, cypress, geranium, juniper, lemon, neroli, ylang ylang
Other Interesting Notes: Rarely consumed for its fruit or juice. Mostly grown for its essential oil. Widely used for therapeutic benefits as well as in the perfume industry. Although bergamot is often added to food products such as Earl Grey tea, it’s best to let the experts do it rather than add it yourself. Tree of India sells essential oils for external use only.
Safety Data: Never apply undiluted oil directly to the skin. For external use only. Avoid during pregnancy. Bergamot contains bergapten, which can have dangerous side effects. First, bergapten can cause photosensitivity when it’s used topically. This can lead to skin discoloration when the skin is exposed to the sun. Bergamot also can be toxic if a person ingests too much of it.