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Bergamot Essential Oil, Ivory Coast
Bergamot Essential Oil, Ivory Coast
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Name         Bergamot Essential Oil, Ivory Coast

Category    Essential Oils

Species      Citrus bergamia 

Part             Peel

Method       Cold Pressed

Class          Alcohol/Ester

Country      Ivory Coast

Code           CitBer1

Bergamot Essential Oil, Ivory Coast

Bergamot Essential oil, Ivory Coast (Citrus bergamia), the scent is sweet and characteristically citrus but warm and with uniquely floral nuances. It is even compared to neroli by Aromatherapist and Author Robert Tisserand.

Key Constituents:

Limonene [30-45%]

Linalyl Acetate [22-36%]

Linalol [3-15%]

Gamma-Terpene [6-10%]

Beta-Pinene [5.5-9.5%]

Action:  Bergamot is calming, antiseptic, anti-infectious, anti0inflammatory, antibacterial, and it provides hormonal support.

Traditional Uses:  It is believed that Christopher Columbus brought bergamot oil to Bergamo in Northern Italy from the Canary Islands.  A mainstay in traditional Italian medicine, bergamot has been used in the Middle East for hundreds of years for skin conditions associated with an oily complexion.  Bergamot is responsible for the distinctive flavor of the renowned Earl Grey Tea, and was used in the first genuine eau de cologne.

Indications: Stress, loss of appetite, indigestion, agitation, depression, infection, inflammation, intestinal parasites, rheumatism, insomnia, vaginal candida, and it also is an insect repellent.

Other Uses:  Bergamot essential oil may help bronchitis, cold sores, oily complexion, anxiety, nervous tension, coughs, urinary tract infections, respiratory infection, sore throat, thrush, and tonsilitis, Jean Valnet, MD, recommends it as an antidepressant and to regulate appetite.

Application:  Diffuse, apply to the forehead, on the temples, and on the location of stings and bites.  Apply where you would a deodorant.  Bergamot oil may be added to food or water as a dietary supplement.

Fragrant Influence:  Bergamot oil may help to relieve anxiety, stress, and tension, and has many constituents contributing refreshing, mood-lifting qualities.

Safety Data:  If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician.

NOTE: Bergamot is very photo-sensitizing and should NOT be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 3 days. 

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Essential Oils Safety & Disclaimer:
This information is for educational purpose only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose and disease or condition.  Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way.  This information is for educational purpose only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.  
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted.  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.  Keep away from children.  If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.  
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.  These products is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Please consult a health care professional if you are pregnant or have any serious medical conditions. 
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