Part of the plant used : fruit peel
Source : Mediterranean
Extraction method : Cold
Bergamot essential oil is extracted from the ripe and unripe fruits of the bergamot orange tree. This lemony but sweet smelling essential oil is ideal for creating a feeling of relaxation and happiness. It is useful in the treatment of urinary tract infections, skin problems and improves the functions of the liver, spleen and stomach.
Bergamot organic essential oil is used in aromatherapy to treat depression, stress, tension, lack of self-confidence, fear and hysteria. It is useful in healing skin infections such as general wounds, psoriasis, cold sores and eczema. This oil is said to help people suffering from SAD (seasonal affective disorder), PMS, compulsive eating, postnatal depression, colds and flu. Bergamot oil is an aromatherapy favorite and is used in sprays, massages, and mixed in bath water. Experts advise to be careful when using this oil on sensitive skin if it is exposed to the sun after application, as it can cause burns. Do not expose yourself to the sun if this oil has been used on the skin.
The name Bergamot is derived from the town of Bergamo in Lombardy, Italy, where the oil was first sold. It has been cultivated since the 16th century in Mediterranean countries such as Italy and Greece. It has long been used in the perfumery and food (Earl Gray tea) industries. Although the essential oil began to be extracted more recently, the fruit, its essence and its flavor have been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years.