Bergamot (Citrus bergamia
) essential oil has a lively, sweet aroma and the capacity to both elevate the spirit and encourage a peaceful, grounded disposition. It is often used for daytime diffusions, especially to inspire calm focus during work or school. It is also an excellent deodorizer and, because it is bergaptene-free, is safe to use in body care products as well.
Aura Cacia Bergamot Essential Oil typically comes from Italy. Like other citrus oils, bergamot is obtained by cold expression of the peels of unripe fruits.
- The major constituents of bergamot essential oil are limonene, linalool, linalyl acetate, terpinene, and pinene.
- It blends well with many other essential oils, including coriander, cypress, geranium, lavender, jasmine, Roman chamomile, and neroli essential oils.
- Bergamot also contains a constituent called bergaptene which increases the skin's sensitivity to sunlight. Most of the bergaptene has been distilled out of this product to make it safe for body care use when diluted properly.
- Bergamot essential oil is generally considered a top note oil.
There are so many ways to use essential oils! The above-suggested uses are just an introduction to a wide variety of quick tips and recipes available on auracacia.com. Because essential oils are highly concentrated, we recommend diluting them in a carrier product like skin care oil, water, unscented lotion, or unscented liquid soap. Follow this guide for safe, effective use.
Quick Tip Blend 8 drops with 2 fluid ounces each witch hazel extract and water for a body splash.
Recipe Uplifting Body Powder
10 drops Aura Cacia Bergamot Bergaptene Free Essential Oil
½ cup coarse sea salt
Mix together oil and salt. Inhale for an uplifting aroma.