Botanical Family: Rutaceae (citrus)
Plant Origin: Italy, Morocco
Extraction Method: Cold pressed from the rind, rectified and void of terpenes. Also produced by solvent extraction or vacuum distillation.
Key Constituents: Limonene (30-45%), Linalyl Acetate (22-36%), Linalol (3-15%), Gamma-Terpinene (6-10%), Beta-Pinene(5.5-9.5%)
Historical Data: It is believed that Christopher Columbus brought bergamot to Bergamo in Northern Italy from the Canary Islands. A mainstay in traditional Italian medicine, bergamot has been used in the Middle East for hundreds of years for skin conditions associated with oily complexion. Bergamot is responsible for the distinctive flavor of the renowned Earl Grey Tea and was used in the first genuine eau de cologne.
Medical Properties: Calming, hormonal support, antibacterial, antidepressant
USES: Agitation depression, anxiety, intestinal parasites, insomnia, vital infections (Herpes , cold sores)
Fragrant Influence: Relieves anxiety; mood-lifting qualities
Applications: Dilute 1 part essential oil with 1 part V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or other pure vegetable oil: (1) apply 1-2 drops on location, (2) apply on chakras and /or Vita Flex points, (3) inhale directly, (4) diffuse, or (5) take as dietary supplement.
Caution: Avoid applying to skin that will be exposed to sunlight or UV light within 36 hours.