Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Plant Part: Fruit Peel
Aroma: citrus warm floral scent, bright spicy, savory fruity aroma
Color: Light yellowish green to yellowish brown liquid
Description: Bergamot (evergreen) belongs to Lamiaceae Family - native to the Canary Islands. The tree may grow from 2 - 10 m. tall which doesn't grow in the wild. It is cultivated. The long branches are covered with spines. The tree yields small pear-shaped fruits which are not edible, but are very useful for the oil extracted from the peel/rind.
Blends Well With: Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Orange, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver and Ylang-ylang
History: Used in Italian folk medicine for many years for fever and worms.
Use Safely: Generally safe to use. Simply follow instructions to dilute. The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy.
STORAGE LIFE: Up to two (2) years
Euro Dropper Cap: included for your convenience
- Combine Bergamot, Ginger, and Lime to ease digestive discomfort
- Diffuse to help boost respiratory health
- Blend with Patchouli to help ease tenstion and stress
- Add to anti-inflammatory blends
- Create a cooling muscle rub with Bergamot and Eucalyptus
- Add to citrus blends to round out the aroma
- Blend with Geranium to help reduce depression and anxiety
- Combine with a carrier oil to help reduce itchig and pain
Cicatrisant, Deodorant, Vulnerary, Febrifuge, Sedative, Antibiotic, Analgesic, Antiseptic, Disinfectant, Antidepressant
Antifungal Foot Soak
5 drops Bergamot
5 drops Sandalwood
Warm water (small basin/tub)
2 teaspoons Epsom salts
Soak feet in hot water for 10-15 minutes. Repeat daily if necessary. Avoid use of tanning beds or direct sunlight on feet directly after soaking as Bergamot is phototoxic.
Citrus Mango Body Butter Recipe
- 2/3 cup (4oz) Shea Butter
- ⅓ cup (2oz) Mango Butter
- 1 teaspoon Jojoba Oil
- 3 teaspoons Grapeseed oil
- ¼ teaspoon Vitamin E
- 10 drops Bergamot essential oil
- 8 drops Lemongrass essential oil
- 2 drops Cypress essential oil
- 1 drop Geranium essential oil
- 1 teaspoon Cornstarch
- Cosmetic Mica (optional - makes it glittery)
- Put about an inch of water in the bottom of a medium-sized pot and heat to a low simmer.
- Place the Cocoa and Shea butter in a large heat-proof glass measuring cup (such as Pyrex.) Place the measuring cup in the water and warm slowly over a low heat until the butters are melted.
- Cook at a low heat for about 20 minutes (helps reduce the "grainy" feeling of the cocoa butter.) Do not allow to boil or simmer.
- Using an electric hand mixer, whip the butter continually for several minutes (just like you would frosting.) As you keep mixing, it will start to look like whipped cream. The more you whip it, the lighter it will become. Use one of the following methods to keep the cream at the right consistency as it cools.
- Option 1: Cold Water Bath. Set the measuring cup into a large bowl filled with ice water to help cool the butter faster. Whip the butter continually until peaks form on top. Do this on and off every 5 minutes or so until you reach the desired consistency.
- Option 2: All Day Method. Let the mixture sit for several hours to cool and set. As it's setting, whip every couple of hours during the course of the day until the mixture has set to the correct texture.
- Spoon into dark glass or PET plastic jars. To reduce air bubbles, tap the jar sharply on the counter occasionally as you're filling it. Makes about 8 ounces of citrus mango body butter.
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