Scent: Bergamot has a light, delicate, citrusy and floral scent.
Blends With: Chamomile, Jasmine, Lavender, Ylang Ylang
Properties: Nervous system: Reduces anxiety and depression, calming the mind and reducing worries.
Digestive System: Stimulates digestion, energizing the liver, stomach and spleen.
Skin care: Relieves skin conditions such as herpes, shingles, dermatitis, eczema and boils.
Genito-urinary system: Useful with infections of the urinary tract and bladder.
Respiratory system: Useful for tonsillitis, mouth infections, sore throat and halitosis.
Like some other citrus fruits, Bergamot contains a chemical compound called furo-coumarin, which makes skin extremely sensitive to the sun. To protect your skin from burning or discoloration, it is important to not use Bergamot Essential Oil on the skin right before sunbathing. Even when it is diluted, do not expose the skin to sunlight for eight hours after application. This also applies to UV and infrared treatment. The recommended ratio of dilution is no more than 20 drops per 4 oz. of carrier oil.