Botanical Name: Citrus Bergamia
General effect: Uplifting, refreshing and relaxing
About: A unique citrus oil, it has the ability to create an uplifting & calming environment. It helps reduce anxious feelings and offers cleansing and purifying benefits. Supports mental health & clarity by providing a boost to the mind.
- Diffuse at the workplace/home for its uplifting aroma
- Inhale and apply topically while showering for its calming and purifying properties.
- Dilute and apply to the feet before bedtime or use for a calming and relaxing massage.
Use with aroma diffuser, personal inhaler, diffuser locket, potpourri etc. Add a few drops to water and use as an effective surface cleaner.
Directions of use:
- Diffusion: 4-6 drops in a diffuser
- 1-2 drops to the desired area after dilution [2% EO in carrier oil/base]
Plant part: Bergamot rind (peel)
Aromatic Description: Citrus, spice, with a light floral note
Collection method: Cold pressed/expressed
For external use only. If pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Possible skin sensitivity. Avoid sunlight or UV rays up to 12 hours after applying.
Disclaimer: Products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Anti-Viral activities/properties :
American journal of essential oils and natural products states that Oil vapours could have therapeutic benefits for people suffering from influenza, and possibly other membrane containing respiratory viruses. In vapour phase Citrus bergamia and Eucalyptus globulus were very active against influenza virus following exposures of only 10 minutes. Pelargonium graveolens and Cymbopogon flexuosus were also very active with 30 minutes exposure. This suggests that these oils in their vapour phases could be potentially useful in influenza therapy.