Essential Oil of the Day: Bergamot

Family: Rutaceae
Extraction Method: Cold expression
Part of Plant Used: Ripened fruit
Aroma: Light, delicate, refreshing
Characteristics: green to olive green, mobile liquid
Note: Top
Effect: Sedative & uplifting

Precautions & Contraindications
-May cause skin sensitivity
-Do not go into sun directly after use (including in body lotions or massage oils). Causes photo-sensitivity because of the bergaptene content. It is the most photo-sensitive of all the oils. You can purchase bergaptene free Bergamot if using for skincare

Chemical Properties:
High in Esters (calming), Terpenes & Alcohols.

Therapeutic Functions:
Digestive System: eases painful digestion, dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, indigestion, loss of appetite due to emotional stress, great intestinal antiseptic, gall stones, nervous indigestion

Nervous System: Anxiety, depression, nervous tension, cooling ans refreshing can ease anger, sedative to the sympathetic nervous system.

Lavender, neroli, jasmine, cypress, geranium, lemon, roman chamomile, juniper, coriander, and violet.

Aromatherapist Confession:

Bergamot does NOT have an “N” in it - no need to throw it in there just for fun :)

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