Bergamot Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Citrus bergamia
Country of Origin:
Italy
Plant Part:
Rind
Distillation Method:
Cold Pressed
Cultivation:
Certified Organic
Overall Profile
Monoterpenes
53.1%
Esters
33.56%
Monoterpenols
13.34%
Primary Constituents
limonene
41.11%
linalyl acetate
32.7%
linalool
13.34%
gamma terpinene
5.28%
beta pinene
4.98%
  • 1oz -
    $15.36
  • 4oz -
    $53.44
  • 8oz -
    $103.36
  • 16oz -
    $204.24
  • 1Kg -
    $412.32
  • Sample -
    $2.50
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Wholesale Organic Bergamot Essential Oil

From Wholesale Essential Oils, 100% pure certified-Certified Organic Bergamot essential oil. This is an exceptional oil with an incredible body we've not experienced in any other Bergamot. It has a wonderful, rich, sweet-tart aroma. It is a powerful antidepressant and stress reliever. This Bergamot Essential Oil is available in bulk quantities up to 1kg or more and is guaranteed to be of the highest therapeutic quality.

ABOUT THE OIL

Bergamot is pressed from the fruit which actually offers four common varieties of essential oils: Bergamot, Neroli (from the flowers which become the fruit), Petitgrain, from leaves and branches with unripe fruit, and "Neroli Petitgrain", the branches distilled when the flowers are in full-bloom. Citrus bergamia, also called Citrus aurant bergamia is native to the Mediterranean growing to 12 meters in height when uncultivated. Bergamot originates from a small coastal area of southern Calabria in Italy where the trees grow to their fullest. The tree has smooth oval leaves and produces small yellow fruit that is very bitter and thus, normally not eaten. Unable to be propagated by seed, Bergamot cuttings are often grafted onto other citrus tree rootstock such as lemon or bitter orange. This light greenish-yellow essential oil is cold-pressed from the outer peels of Bergamot orange fruit picked from trees Certified Organically grown in Italy. Bergamot can have a range of aromas and aromatic intensities. There are some that are produced from fruit that are not picked quite at the right time or perhaps have not had ideal rains and temperatures for the season -- this can result in oils that seem weak when sampled. Other finer oils can be more distinctly sweet and the finest are those that give you a true "sweet-tart" experience. This is the oil that we've been able to find, and it is one of our absolute favorites.

Aromatherapy Notes

Studies suggest that the aroma of Bergamot essential oil has the ability to lessen the formation neural pathways for stress. Repeated exposure to elements in our environment will normally carve connective pathways for our neurons to fire between. This creates thoughts that are always associated with other thoughts and produces reflex reactions based on the emotions drawn out by these associations. This means that Bergamot acts as a diversion in the neural pathway, allowing individuals a chance to intercept thoughts and prevent associated reactions such as stress, fear, or anxiety. In effect, acting as a buffer, it affords an opportunity to re-teach the brain which thoughts to associate and which should be disconnected. This can take many years (depending on how deeply grooved the pathways are) and working with a psychologist to dissociate the thought patterns is always beneficial.

Traditional Uses

Bergamot oil can be used in the treatment of general convalescence, depression, stress, tension, fear, hysteria, and infections including urinary tract infections and those on the skin like psoriasis, and eczema. It has a powerful effect on stimulating the liver, stomach and spleen and inflammations such as cystitis.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Analgesic, Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Antibiotic, Anti-spasmodic, Stomachic, Calmative, Cicatrisant, Deodorant, Digestive, Febrifuge, Vermifuge and Vulnerary.

Psychological

  • Powerful antidepressant (especially when exacerbated by fatigue and frustration)
  • Restorative and calming to over-active mental states
  • Aids in unlocking repressed emotions
  • Alleviates tension and stress
  • Lessens the perceived intensity of pain

Another study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology (2007), concluded that Bergamot stopped neural damage -- specifically those caused by excitotoxins (such as MSG, or Mono Sodium Glutimate) which release certain neurochecmials so fast that the normal physiological means of the brain "cleaning up after them" cannot be engaged.

Application and Use

Safety

Bergamot oil is considered non-toxic, yet it does contain bergaptene, a constituent that can be phototoxic and therefore skin should not be exposed to excessive amounts of direct sunlight for 72 hours after topical application. Further, Bergamot oil is recommended for use at low concentrations (3% or less in carrier oil), as it can irritate the skin. If pregnant or breastfeeding, consultation with a physician is recommended.