The Bergamot plant is native to Europe. The citrus fruit of this plant, with its essential oils concentrated in the peel, is used for extracting the Bergamot Essential Oil. The powerful aroma of this plant finds itself useful in many perfumes and it is derived through cold compression, different from how other essential oils are derived through steam distillation.
- Did you know that the most common use of this plant is found in black tea? When the bergamot essential oils is included in a plain black tea, it becomes the renowned Earl Grey!
Its many health properties include:
- Digestive substance
.5 interesting uses of the bergamot essential oil are:
- You can add 4-5 drops of bergamot essential oil to your warm water for an aromatic and soothing bath to alleviate stress.
- Rub a few drops of bergamot essential oil on your palms and inhale it for instant mood boost.
- Apply a few drops of bergamot essential oil on insect bites and other wounds for instant soothing effect.
- Mix bergamot essential oil with chamomile and fennel essential oils and massage it on your tummy to treat indigestion, gas and bloating.
- Mix bergamot essential oil with lavender, salt, and filtered water as a genital wash to prevent UTI (urinary tract infections) recurrence.
The major components of this essential oil are:
- Alpha Pinene
- Alpha Bergaptnen
- Alpha Terpineol
- Linalyl Acetate
- Neryl Acetate
- Beta Bisabolene
- Geraniol Acetate