Benefits of Bergamot Oil

24/09/2013 admin Essential Oil Profiles

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What is the Genus Species? Citrus bergamia

Why is this information important? It is always a good idea to know your genus species of your essential oil, so you know what you are getting! Too many companies label essential oils generically which means none of us know what they are putting in the oils they sell to us!

What Part of the Plant is Used? Rind or peel

Most Interesting Historical Reference?

Did you know that Columbus brought bergamot from the Canary Islands to Italy?

Where is the name derived from? It is thought that Columbus brought the tree back to Bergamo an Italian city in Northern Italy.

Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!

What are the Plant Properties? Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antidepressant, anti-infectious, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, hormonal support and sedative.

What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Bergamot? Addictions, agitation, anorexia, anxiety, loss of appetite, colic, depression, indigestion, infections (herpes, cold sores, respiratory, urinary tract), inflammation, insect repellent, insomnia, parasites, rheumatism, oily skin stress and vaginal Candida.

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its sweet and fruity aroma is uplifting and relaxing.

What is the Spiritual Influence? The benefits of bergamot include the spiritual and emotional as well. Bergamot releases the need to be in complete control so that we can flow with life more easily.

When we can relax and trust the universe to handle details of any life situation, we release the fear of the unknown and become clear about our own mission.

For theses reasons, this is why Bergamot is helpful when dealing with addictions or compulsive behaviors. Use it to help with smoking, drug and alcohol addiction especially when depression is a key element.

Because this oil opens the heart chakra and is uplifting to the mind, it can relieve anxiety, stress and depression. Place on the heart to release this patterning and embrace relationships (self and others).

What Chakra is Affected? Promotes opening of the solar plexus and heart chakras.

What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Orange and green.

How do I use it?

Use diluted – 50:50 dilution (one part essential oil: four part of vegetable oil). Then,

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on location
  • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
  • Diffuse, or
  • May be used as a dietary supplement.

Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No

Can this oil be used for Pets? Yes, good for cleaning ears or helping with infection (dogs). Soothing yet uplifting oil that can relax pets, release anxiety and stress.

What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils when wanting healing results! Because it is approved as a Food Additive (FA) by the FDA, food grade bergamot oil is readily available on the market. Please remember, these are not the same oils and are often adulterated (changed).

One of the benefits of bergamot oil is that it is generally regarded as safe(GRAS). However, it is recommended to not use this oil on children less than 5 years of age.

This oil can possibly result in skin irritation (dilution is recommended). Repeated use can result in extreme contact sensitization. Avoid direct sunlight or ultraviolet light for up to 72 hours after use.

At Nature’s Body Shop, the Bergamot Oil is Furanocoumarin Free (FCF) which minimizes the skin sensitivity and phototoxicity; however I still have had some reports of skin sensitivity so please do use your best judgement!

Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.

Essential Oil Trivia?

Did you know that bergamot is a mainstay in Italian Medicine?

Did you know approximately half of women’s perfumes and one third of all men’s contain bergamot oils?

Want to Purchase Therapeutic Grade Bergamot Oil?

Check out our online store at www.nbodyshop.com/store

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