Bergamot is found throughout the Mediterranean and is a tropic citrus fruit from Citrus Bergenia plant. It has a similar color to a lime and yellowish depending on ripeness. Bergamot has a very distinct fragrance and flavor; the essential oils are extracted from the rind. This fruit is not sweet like the orange as a matter of fact it is not eaten fresh, however it is a good source of vitamin C, potassium, vitamins B1, B2, and A. bergamot oil have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
In Europe the flesh and zest of the Bergamot are used as a flavoring in cookies, custards, marmalades, syrups, and cocktails and of course this is one of the main ingredients of Earl Grey Tea.
doTerra Bergamot Tidbits
Bergamot also known as bergamot orange comes from the coast of Reggio di Calabria in Italy. This fruit is a bitter fruit but produces a sweet oil. doTERRA ensures that each bottle of essential oil, including Bergamot oil, contains high quality, CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® tested, potent oil. Bergamot rinds are squeezed to make the Bergamot Essential Oil. Cold pressing is the method used to obtain the oil. The three main chemical components Limonene, linalyl acetate are found in this citrus fruit.
The fruit is not typically eaten fresh because of its tart, acidic flavor not tolerable by most. However, it is used as flavoring in baking. Quite common in perfumes and as essential oil especially for massaging.
Bergamot provide an uplifting and when diffused a calming effect. It is great in adding against stress, anxiety,
Ways to blend Bergamot
Try doTerra Lavender, Patchouli, Lime, or Arborvitae. Mixing Bergamot oil with any of these essential oils will provide both an uplifting and calming element to your blend.
Bergamot is widely used as a perfume. It is very complimentary to other oils scents like rosemary, sandalwood, jasmine, and vetiver
Benefits of Bergamot
Bergamot oils are found in skin care. Bergamot orange oils are used in massages. Also used as a stress reducer. Bergamot is used in perfumery.
How to use Bergamot doTerra Essential Oils
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
As noted by doTerra caution must be taken with Bergamot. Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.
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