Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

 

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

Warning: can cause sunburn if used in strong sunlight, so stay out of the sun if you have applied bergamot to your skin.

 

Bergamot oil comes from a citrus tree native to Europe and South East Asia; it’s a good all rounder. The oil is obtained by cold-pressing of the rind and it takes around 200 kg of fruit to produce 1 kg of oil. It is Bergamot that gives Early Grey tea its distinctive flavour and, up until the 1980’s, it was a common ingredient in suntan lotions as it accelerates the production of melanin in the skin, thereby helping you to tan more quickly.

 

When vaporized, bergamot can help:

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Tension

  • Fear

  • Hysteria

  • Infection (all types including skin)

  • Anorexia

  • Psoriasis

  • Eczema

  • General convalescence

It has a powerful, stimulating effect on the liver, stomach and spleen and has a superb antiseptic effect on urinary tract infections and inflammations such as cystitis.

 

Vaporize at lower temperatures of around 125°C to 150°C (257°F to 302°F).