All About Bergamot Essential Oil | Using Essential Oils Safely

Below you will find a summary of information you need to know about Bergamot essential oil compiled from posts we published this week. Check our Free EO Class page for more information on this and other essential oils. Questions? Leave a comment below or ask in our facebook group.

Lea Jacobson Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and author of Essential Oil Profiles.

Basic information for Bergamot essential oil…

Botanical/Latin name(s): Citrus bergamia, Citrus aurantium

Versions: Cold pressed (phototoxic) from the fruit peel – this is the most common; Steam distilled (not phototoxic) from the fruit peel – this may be sold as Bergapten-free, Furanocoumarin-Free, or BGF.

Shelf life
is 3 years.

Therapeutic properties of Bergamot essential oil…

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Benefits of Bergamot essential oil…

Circulatory: arthritis
Digestive: upset stomach, gas, bloating, indigestion, dyspepsia, parasites
Immune: cold, flu, infection, inflammation, virus
Limbic/Emotional: anxiety, depression, irritability, stress, tension, insomnia
Muscular: spasm, cramp, ache, pain
Nervous: palpitations, nerve pain
Respiratory: congestion, bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, whooping cough
Skin: bacterial infection, athlete's foot, eczema, psoriasis, acne, body odor, burn, wound, scar, irritation, itch, rash
HOME: airborne germs, surface germs, insect repellent

Safety of Bergamot essential oil…

Safe for everyone except…

When using the cold pressed version topically, keep the dilution at or below 0.4% to prevent adverse reactions.

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