Bergamot Essential Oil

Latin Name: Citrus bergamia

Widely used in the perfume industry, and the oil that is used in Aromatherapy should not be confused with the bergomat plant which is a herb indigenous to North America.

The Oil gets it’s name from a small town in Italy called Bergamo where it was first sold.

After cold-expression, the color of Bergamot Oil ranges from light yellow to a dark green.

  • Antiseptic
  • Antidepressant
  • Antispasmodic
  • Carminative (relieves flatulence)
  • Cephalic
  • Digestive
  • Emmengogues
  • Expectorant
  • Febrifuge
  • Nervine
  • Adrenal Cortex Stimulating
  • Stomachic
  • Sudorific
  • Has tonic properties
  • Skincare
  • Acne
  • Boils
  • Cold sores
  • Eczema
  • Insect repellent
  • Insect bites
  • Oily complexion
  • Psoriasis
  • Scabies
  • Spots
  • Varicose ulcers
  • Wounds
  • Halitosis
  • Mouth infections
  • Sore throat
  • Tonsillitis
  • Flatulence
  • Loss of appetite
  • Cystitis
  • Colds
  • Fever
  • Flu
  • Infectious disease
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress related conditions
  • Bath oils
  • Diffusers
  • A wonderful perfume component
  • Aromatherapy perfume oils
  • A really nice overall healing oil which can be used in Massage Oils
  • Low dilutions in creams and lotions can be used for skin care in cases of acne and oily skin. DO NOT USE BEFORE EXPOSURE TO SUNLIGHT.

Blends well with florals, specifically:

  • Jasmine
  • Rose
  • Neroli
  • Lavender
  • Geranium

When used in Aromatherapy the scent has the following properties:

  • Stimulant
  • Anti-depressant
  • Deodorant
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Sedative
  • Can assist with insomnia
  • Febrifuge
  • Calmative
  • Soothing
  • Use to treat anxiety and nervous tension

Possible skin sensitivity and pigmentation when exposed to direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

SUNLIGHT PRECAUTION! Please use safety precautions, because citrus and the sun are incompatible. Citrus oils, including bergamot, are phototoxic, and can damage your skin if rubbed on the skin and exposed to sunlight.


PLEASE NOTE: Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy. It does not provide a cure for diseases, rashes or illnesses, but it can support conventional treatment of various conditions.

We are not medical doctors and if you are currently on any sort of medication or treatment prescribed by your medical practitioner, please check with them first before attempting any of the therapies or treatments suggested in this course.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please check with your medical practitioner before using any of the essential oil blends suggested here, as some are not suitable to be used during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding.

The suggestions and remedies on this website are recommended with adults in mind and may not be suitable for young children as their senses, and skins are very sensitive and can cause allergic reactions.

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