Bergamot essential oil
A rich, sweet lemon-orange fragrance. Uniquely, the fragrance is like sweet light orange peel oil, with a floral note. Therefore, it is bright, and lifts a depressed mood. So, it can coax you out of depression. Also, the fragrance blanks out crises and allows you to get what you want.
“Bergamot is original and persuasive. It coaxes you out of depression and enlivens your sexlife. It blanks out crises and allows you to get what you want.” Valerie Ann Worwood, in Aromantics, Pan Books, 1987.
So as to get a good start to your day, place a few drops of Bergamot essential oil on your face cloth under the shower in the morning. Inhale and visualize stress draining from your body. Use in a room diffuser to brighten moods. It’s great during the afternoon, or try a few drops on a tissue to get you through the day.
It blends well with Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Lemon essential oils. Also, with Ylang Ylang.
A common top-note in perfumes. Historically, Bergamot essential oil was a major component of the original Eau de Cologne by Farina at the beginning of the 18th century. Notably, as a fragrance ingredient, it was first documented in 1714, as found in the Farina Archive in Cologne. In the fragrance industry, it is a common top note. Although citrus, it doesn’t have the sharp tang of lemon or orange.
One hundred Bergamot oranges will yield approximately 85 grams of Bergamot Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium var. bergamia
Plant part used: Peel
Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed
Colour: Light green to green
Perfumery Note: Top