Bergamot Essential Oil: How to Use It and Benefits

Bergamot Essential Oil: How to Use It and Benefits

What is Bergamot Essential Oil made of?

Bergamot Essential Oil comes from the rinds of the fruit produced by the Citrus bergamia tree. Native to Italy, this delightful citrus fruit is a hybrid of lemon and bitter orange, giving it its unique aromatic profile.

The oil's therapeutic properties can be attributed to its high concentrations of various limonoids and linalool, which are known for their antidepressant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Latin Name: Citrus bergamia
  • Main Country of Origin: Italy
  • Scent Note Type: Top note with a fresh, citrusy, slightly floral aroma
  • Most Popular Usage: Aromatherapy and Perfumery


What are the benefits of using Bergamot Essential Oil?

Bergamot Essential Oil offers several potential benefits:

  • Mood Enhancer: Known to alleviate symptoms of stress and anxiety.
  • Skin Health: Its antibacterial properties can help with skin issues such as acne.
  • Pain Reliever: Often used to soothe muscles and joint pain.
  • Digestive Aid: Can help stimulate digestive juices, making digestion easier.


How to use Bergamot Essential Oil?

  • Aromatherapy: Add a few drops to a diffuser to create a fresh and invigorating environment.
  • Topical Treatment: Dilute it with a carrier oil and apply to skin to enjoy its antibacterial benefits.
  • Perfumery: Its unique citrusy aroma makes it a popular ingredient in perfumes.


How to combine Bergamot Essential Oil with Carrier Oils

Bergamot Essential Oil blends well with carrier oils like jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, or fractionated coconut oil. For topical use, mix 2-3 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil with a tablespoon of your chosen carrier oil.

To make a diffuser blend, combine 4-5 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil with the recommended amount of water in your diffuser.



Research based on Bergamot Essential Oil

"Citrus bergamia essential oil: from basic research to clinical application" (2015, This study showcases the broad spectrum of potential therapeutic effects of bergamot essential oil, including its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective properties.

"Bergamot (Citrus bergamia Risso) Fruit Oils and Extracts: A Review of the Extraction, Identification, Assessment, and Applications of Bergaptene, Bergamotane, and Other Significant Components" (2017, This research provides a comprehensive review of the beneficial components found in bergamot essential oil.

"Anxiety and sleep disorders: emerging targets for treating major depressive disorder" (2016, The study discusses the potential use of bergamot essential oil in managing anxiety and sleep disorders.



Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Is Bergamot Essential Oil safe for all skin types?

A: Yes, but it should always be diluted with a carrier oil. It's also photosensitizing, so avoid sun exposure after applying it on the skin.


Q: Can I ingest Bergamot Essential Oil?

A: No, Avivni's Bergamot Essential Oil is meant for topical and aromatic use only.


Q: Is Bergamot Essential Oil safe for pets?

A: Bergamot Essential Oil can be harmful to pets, especially cats. It's always best to consult a veterinarian before introducing any essential oils into your pet's environment.


Q: Can Bergamot Essential Oil be used during pregnancy?

A: Pregnant or nursing women should always consult with a healthcare provider before using any essential oils.


Q: Does Bergamot Essential Oil have a shelf life?

A: Yes, it's best to use it within 2-3 years of opening.

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