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ESSENTIAL OIL: Bergamot (Standard)

ESSENTIAL OIL: Bergamot (Standard)

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The bright and zesty aroma of Bergamot is known to have mood-boosting properties, which can help to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. This makes Bergamot a great choice for people who want to start their day positively or who need a pick-me-up in the middle of a busy day.  Bergamot is one of the most common fragrances in perfumes and candles thanks to its strong, complex, unique scent profile.  The rind is also a critical ingredient used in Earl Grey tea, contributing to both the scent and taste. 

 

 IN ESSENCE...

In aromatherapy and perfumery, Bergamot essential oil (Citrus bergamia) is cherished for its delightful citrusy aroma and versatile therapeutic properties. Here are some common uses of Bergamot essential oil in aromatherapy and perfumery:

Aromatherapy:

Stress relief and relaxation: Bergamot's uplifting and calming scent can help reduce stress, anxiety, and promote relaxation. Use it in a diffuser or add a few drops to a warm bath for a soothing experience.

Mood enhancer: The pleasant fragrance of Bergamot can help uplift your mood, alleviate depression, and promote emotional well-being. Diffuse it in your living space or apply a diluted blend to your wrists and temples.

Sleep support: Bergamot has natural sedative properties that can help improve sleep quality. Diffuse it before bedtime or create a pillow spray to promote restful sleep.

Skin health: Bergamot oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can benefit various skin issues such as acne, eczema, or minor wounds. Dilute it with a carrier oil and apply it topically to affected areas.

Pain relief: The analgesic properties of Bergamot can help alleviate muscle and joint pain. Mix it with a carrier oil and massage it into the affected areas for relief.

Digestive support: Bergamot oil can help soothe digestive discomfort and stimulate the digestive system. Dilute it with a carrier oil and massage it onto the abdomen to ease discomfort.

 

HOW TO USE:

Massages, Body care & Beauty:

Massage: use 6 to 15 drops essential oil into 10 ml carrier oil, butter 

Body care: use 2 to 6 drops essential oil for 10 ml carrier, butter, cream or base

Hair care (oily hair: uses 2 to 6 drops essential oil for 10 ml carrier, butter, or base 

Bath:  First mix 10 to 15 drops of essential oil with 20 ml vegetable glycerine or 1 cup of Epsom salts

 

Diffusion:

Diffusers for air purification, use 10 drops for 100 ml, 20 ml,  3 times a day

Spray Add 5 drops of essential oil for 10 ml of vegetable glycerine and add 30 ml water or hydrosol.

CAUTION:

This essential oil may contain phototoxic properties and it is suggested to avoid exposure to the sun after application to the skin. Dilute well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided. 

Remember: For all skin, hair or body contact uses, Essential Oils must be diluted in a suitable carrier support (carrier oil, cream, lotion, vegetable glycerine, conditioner, liquid soap or shower gel) before application.

Do not use during the first 3 months of pregnancy / breastfeeding. Not recommended for direct use on children less than 5 years of age

Keep out of reach of children and pets.

ABOOUT STANDARDISED ESSENTIAL OILS

Standardized essential oils are pure essential oils that have been produced to create a standard scent, and consistent quality with every single batch produced.  They are created from the same pure constituents that make up conventional essential oils.   

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