Bergamot Now and Then

Bergamot Now and Then

 

Bergamot essential oil

 

 

Bergamot is considered an Italian wonder, reasons being many, and the main being its properties, and whole and wise benefits.

Bergamot can be found in Italy, Morocco and the Ivory Coast, and originated in Asia. It is named after the city where it was first cultivated, Bergamo in Lombardo, Italy. This is where the oil was first sold.

The very first known account of Bergamot oil as a fragrance traces to 1714, where it was found in the Farina Archive in cologne. The twisted history of 4711 eau de cologne dates back to the 18th century when Johann Maria Farina (1685-1766) relocated from Italy to Cologne where he began to manufacture and sell an “eau de cologne” that acquired a wide reputation.

Bergamot tree has a citrus-like aroma but also a spicy undertone.

      And is the oil that gives Earl Grey Tea its fantastic and unique flavor!

flavor of earl grey tea, bergamot

Bergamot is a small tree with long, oval green leaves with white flowers. The bergamot bears a small round fruit that is yellow when ripe. Bergamot’s essential oil is extracted by cold expression from the fruit peel. It has a spicy, delicate scent that is light and refreshing while offering a multitude of powerful benefits. It is actually one of the most extraordinary and fascinating essential oils that exist. It’s multitude of health benefits, uses, and properties are extensive and remarkable. Bergamot fruits are harvested specifically in order to extract its essential oils.

100 Bergamot oranges will yield on average around three ounces or 85 grams of bergamot oil.

Bergamot fruit

It’s Benefits

This valuable essential oil, is used to aid in the digestion process, in treating urinary tract infections, and also with colic. Bergamot oil can be used in the treatment of depression, stress, tension, fear, hysteria, infection (all types including skin), anorexia, psoriasis, eczema and general convalescence.

When you are looking for an oil to help with depression, SAD (Seasonal Affected Disorder) or generally feeling just a bit off, lacking in self-confidence or feeling shy, then consider bergamot oil. It also has superb antiseptic qualities that are useful for skin complaints, such as acne, oily skin conditions, eczema and psoriasis and can also be used on cold sores, chicken pox and wounds.

It has a powerful effect on stimulating the liver, stomach and spleen and has a superb antiseptic effect on urinary tract infections and inflammations such as cystitis.

Bergamot essential oil blends amazingly well with Lavender and Tea Tree oils, which are powerful disinfectants by themselves and will help alleviate the discomfort caused by urinary tract infections

Bergamot encourages the release of locked-up emotions that eventually lead to depression, anxiety and insomnia.

Once a week, add 3 drops each of Bergamot, Frankincense and Lavender essential oils to your bath water and soak in this rejuvenating aromatic bath.

By adding 3-4 drops of Bergamot oil in your daily shower will definitely help you kick start your day.

You should however make sure to store this oil in dark bottles and in dark places.

Keep it away from sunlight. This oil is phototoxic!

 

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