ORGANIC BERGAMOT ESSENTIAL OIL

Use for Stress Relief – Lowering Blood Pressure
Alleviating Pain – Skin Health


Powerful Stress Relief

Bergamot essential oil can be an effective adjunct treatment to improve mental health and well‐being. It’s commonly used to lower cortisol levels and promote feelings of calm.

Alleviate Pain

Research shows that bergamot oil has anti-inflammatory effects that can help to alleviate pain. To reduce pain, rub five drops of bergamot oil on sore muscles or where you feel tension. To cover a larger surface area, combine with a carrier oil.

Mood Booster

Known to promote uplifting and positive feelings, Bergamot can help with symptoms of depression.

Help Lower Blood Pressure

Bergamot helps lower blood pressure and pulse to promote feelings of calm. To help reduce your blood pressure and pulse rate, try diffusing 5 drops of bergamot at home or work, or apply 2–3 drops topically to your temples and abdomen.

Boost Skin Health

Bergamot essential oil can be used as an antimicrobial agent to speed the healing of wounds and scars. As a natural cleanser, adding it to any skin care formula helps remove dirt and impurities—no need for potentially dangerous, chemical preservatives


BOTANICAL NAME Citrus bergamia

PARTS USED Peels
EXTRACTION METHOD Cold pressed
COLOR Pale greenish-yellow
NOTE CLASSIFICATION Top
AROMA Citrusy, musky, sweet, and tart

The History of Bergamot

Bergamot essential oil is named after the Italian city of Bergamo in Lombardy, where the oil was first sold. It was a primary ingredient in one of the first ‘eau de cologne’ formulas in the beginning of the 18th century, and continues to this day to be found in a number of ‘high end’ perfumes and colognes. The fragrant oil is also added to black tea to give the world’s most popular scented, flavored tea—Earl Grey—its unique taste.

PRECAUTIONS Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test before using.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


SCHOLARLY ARTICLES

Cosentino, Marco et al. “The essential oil of bergamot stimulates reactive oxygen species production in human polymorphonuclear leukocytes.” Phytotherapy research : PTR vol. 28, 8 (2014): 1232-9. https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.5121

de Cássia da Silveira E Sá, Rita et al. “Analgesic-Like Activity of Essential Oil Constituents: An Update.” International journal of molecular sciences vol. 18, 12 (2017): 2392. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390%2Fijms18122392

Han, Xuesheng et al. “Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) Essential Oil Inhalation Improves Positive Feelings in the Waiting Room of a Mental Health Treatment Center: A Pilot Study.” Phytotherapy research : PTR vol. 31,5 (2017): 812-816. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002%2Fptr.5806

Hongratanaworakit, Tapanee. “Aroma-therapeutic effects of massage blended essential oils on humans.” Natural product communications vol. 6, 8 (2011): 1199-204. PMID: 21922934

Hwang, Jin-Hee. “The effects of the inhalation method using essential oils on blood pressure and stress responses of clients with essential hypertension.” Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi vol. 36,7 (2006): 1123-34. https://doi.org/10.4040/jkan.2006.36.7.1123

Lombardo, Giovanni Enrico et al. “Mechanisms Underlying the Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Bergamot Essential Oil and Its Antinociceptive Effects.” Plants 9.6 (2020): 704. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9060704

Navarra, Michele et al. “Citrus bergamia essential oil: from basic research to clinical application.” Frontiers in pharmacology vol. 6, 36 (2015). https://dx.doi.org/10.3389%2Ffphar.2015.00036

Perna, Simone et al. “Efficacy of bergamot: From anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative mechanisms to clinical applications as preventive agent for cardiovascular morbidity, skin diseases, and mood alterations.” Food science & nutrition vol. 7, 2 (2019): 369-384. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002%2Ffsn3.903

Watanabe, E. et al. “Effects of Bergamot (Citrus bergamia (Risso) Wright & Arn.) Essential Oil Aromatherapy on Mood States, Parasympathetic Nervous System Activity, and Salivary Cortisol Levels in 41 Healthy Females.” Forsch Komplementmed vol. 22 (2015): 43-49. https://doi.org/10.1159/000380989