The oil offers an emotionally uplifting effect to combat stress and depression and calms the nervous system. It is one of the most valuable oils I have used to support emotional health and well-being.

Bergamot is a fantastic essential oil for massage as it helps to reduce tension and soothe painfully tight muscles because of its anti-spasmodic properties.

Bergamot has additional antiviral properties and stimulates the immune system.

Bergamot has been found to inhibit the herpes simplex I virus which causes cold sores.

It is particularly effective in combination with Tea Tree and Lavender for the treatment of cold sores, chicken pox and shingles.
Bergamot imparts a pleasant flavor to Earl Grey tea adding to its soothing effect on the nervous system

In my personal opinion, this describes Bergamot the best …
“Thanks to Bergamot’s sunny and warming disposition, the oil helps people regain self-confidence, and it uplifts and refreshes the spirit. The gentle fragrance, like a bouquet of flowers, evokes joy and warms the heart”.(Fischer-Rizzi, author, Complete Aromatherapy Handbook).

Essential Facts

Plant Parts: Peel
Botanical Family: Rutaceae
Chemical Family: Esters, Monoterpenes
Country of Origin: Italy
Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed
Cultivation Method: Certified Organic
Aroma: citrus, floral, sweet
Note Classification: Top
Approx. Shelf Life: 4-5 years
Distillation Date: January 2016
Batch: 41431



Aromatic Attributes:

  • Relaxing, restorative, calming
  • Emotionally uplifting
  • Supports the release of repressed emotion
  • Helps reduce insomnia and anxiety

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Antidepressant – helps prevent and alleviate depression
  • Anti-inflammatory – alleviates inflammation, promotes cooling
  • Antispasmodic – relieves spasms and cramps
  • Antiviral – destructive to viruses
  • Carminative – settles digestion and may assist in preventing gas
  • Central Nervous System tonic, sedative


  • Try using Bergamot in a diffuser, especially for depression, as it adds a light, uplifting, and lovely aroma to the room.
  • Add Bergamot to a massage blend for stomach cramps because of its anti-spasmodic properties


Phototoxic—Avoid direct sunlight or sun beds for 12 hours after applying bergamot to the skin. Bergamot must not be applied to the skin undiluted. Serious skin burning/damage can occur if Bergamot is used on the skin and then the skin is exposed to the sun or a tanning booth. It may be used safely on the skin in a blend at no more than .4% (approximately 1 drop of Bergamot per ounce of carrier). See Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand. Do not use undiluted on the skin or in a bath.

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