Effects: Uplifting and refreshing.
This small tree is native to morocco and parts of Asia. The name comes from a small town in Italy called Bergamo where the oil was first sold. Bergamot belongs to the same family as the orange tree and one of its more familiar uses is as the flavouring in Earl Gray tea.
Bergamot is photo toxic so should not be used with exposure to sunlight.
Expression of the outer part of the peel from the small orange-like fruit.
- Sore throat.
- Loss of appetite.
- Its antiseptic properties are helpful in the treatment of acne and also for boils and abscesses.
- It can also help to ease shingles, chicken pox and cold sores.
- It has a positive effect on the immune system and is helpful for colds, flu, mouth infections and sore throats.
- It is a useful air freshener when used in a vaporizer.
- It can be added to a bath in a well-diluted form to alleviate both cystitis and thrush.
Bergamot is also widely used in perfumes and the confection industry. It is used to flavor Earl Grey Tea and has a positive effect on anxiety and depression.
Fruity and slightly balsamic, spicy undertone. Fresh and sharp.