In these turbulent and unsure occasions, Bergamot is a vital oil I’m drawn to utilizing again and again. Confronted with our new actuality it appears to be the oil that helps many people cope proper now. Bergamot is usually a Mild within the Darkish for a lot of. In a earlier weblog, I known as Bergamot – Sunshine in a Bottle and on studying it once more, I nonetheless really feel the identical approach.
Plant Description: A decorative tree that may develop as much as 15 toes excessive. It has aromatic, white, star-shaped flowers, and easy, shiny, ovate, darkish inexperienced leaves (just like the leaves of the lemon tree). Because it ripens, Bergamot’s small, edible, pear-shaped citrus fruit adjustments color from inexperienced to yellow. The tree requires full solar publicity and a wealthy, well-drained soil to flourish.
Historical past/Folklore: The flavouring and fragrance trade use Bergamot extensively. Earl Gray tea owes its distinctive flavour to bergamot leaves. It reached a peak of recognition throughout the time of Napoleon when it was combined with neroli and rosemary as eau de Cologne.
Extraction: Chilly expression is used to extract the greenish, yellow important oil from the fruit peel.
Aroma: Recent. Candy. It has a citrus, floral be aware.
Odour depth: Low
Fragrance Be aware: Prime
Blends nicely with: Different citrus, herb, floral and wooden oils.
Fragrance Key Qualities: Reviving, refreshing, calming, soothing, uplifting, sedative, regulating, balancing, anti-depressant.
Chemistry: Esters (40%); Monoterpenes (33%) ; Alcohol (18%); Lactone (5%)
Cautions: Expressed bergamot is phototoxic when utilized to pores and skin uncovered to daylight and UV rays. For topical functions use Bergamot FCF as this isn’t phototoxic.
Historically used on a bodily degree for:
Pores and skin Care: Zits, chilly sores, eczema, insect bites, wounds.
Respiratory System: Colds, sore throats, tonsillitis.
Digestive System: Flatulence, lack of urge for food.
Genitourinary System: Cystitis.
Different: Insect repellent.
Historically used on a psychological degree for
Nervousness, melancholy, insomnia and stress-related circumstances.
On a delicate degree, Bergamot opens the Coronary heart Chakra and permits like to radiate. It’s uplifting and eases grief. Bergamot can assist launch relationship stress each with others and your self.
In Dr. Bruce Berkowsky’s Non secular PhytoEssencing, themes of Mild and Darkish are central to Bergamot. The Bergamot particular person can fluctuate between durations of darkness and lightweight. Bergamot can assist anybody who’s going by way of a darkish interval to ‘see at nighttime’.
In Valerie Ann Worwood’s AromaGenera, the bergamot character is younger, recent, caring and thoughtful. Use Bergamot to counteract melancholy, nervousness, helplessness, apathy, bitterness, burn-out, despondency, vacancy, exhaustion, grief, hopelessness, unhappiness, loneliness, stress, stress and emotional imbalances.
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