Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Bergamot

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Bergamot oranges
Bergamot oranges
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

Bergamot oil comes from the rind of bergamot oranges, the fruit of Citrus aurantium (also known as Citrus bergamia) trees. It has a sweet citrus scent. It has an antiseptic and uplifting effect.

Properties[edit | edit source]

Citrus bergamia essential oil

Digestive[edit | edit source]

Reduces flatulence and improves the appetite.

Emotional[edit | edit source]

Soothes stress, anxiety and depression.

Skin[edit | edit source]

Helps acne, oily skin, eczema, psoriasis and minor wounds.

Caution[edit | edit source]

  • Don't use bergamot oil during pregnancy.
  • Don't expose the skin to sunlight after using bergamot oil.