Bergamot’s aroma is uplifting, spicy, sweet; like orange and lemons with floral overtones...... citrus spice with a high floral note. Inhaled, it relaxes the nervous system and acts as a digestive. Also used as an expectorant, gargle for a sore throat, inhaled for anxiety and depression, used for a variety of skin problems. This oil may be used as an inhalation for respiratory tract infections such as tonsilitis and bronchitis. Combined with tea tree it has been used as a treatment for cold sores, chicken pox and shingles. Used in douches and sitz baths, bergamot oil has proved successful in gonococcal infections, leucorrhoea, vaginal prurities and urinary infections; add no more than 2-3 drops to some warm water. Its antiseptic properties make it ideal for treating wounds, herpes, acne and oily skin conditions. Bergamot imparts that unusual flavor to Earl Grey tea. It was and still is an important ingredient in the classic Eau de Cologne formula.
Bergamot is a photosensitizer (increases the skin reaction to sunlight and makes it more likely to burn) and the photosensitizing effect can last for several days.
We offer regular Bergamot and Bergaptene-free Bergamot; the latter should be considered when the oil will be used for skin application. Since soap lather only remains on the skin for a few seconds, regular Bergamot could be used in soaps. Blends well with chamomile, lavender, neroli and rosemary. Flash point: 136.4F. (Cannot ship via air or ocean or via USPS, UN#1169, Group III)