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Quick Overview

BergamotOur pure Bergamot oil comes from bitter oranges cold pressed from the peels of ripe organically fruit grown in Italy.

Italy is known for the finest soils for the production of exceptional citrus fruit.

This is a wonderful 100% pure Bergamot essential oil with a beautiful, full bouquet.

This is by far the most complex Bergamot we've ever experienced.

Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia

Citrus bergomiaBergamot is pressed from the fruit of a tree which actually offers 3 common varieties of essential oils: Bergamot - the oil pressed from the rind of the tree's fruit, Neroli - steam distilled from the flowers which will eventually become the fruit, Petitgrain (French for 'small grains') from leaves and branches with unripe fruit (the 'petit' grains), plus a fourth oil now becoming popular being 'Neroli Petitgrain', a steam distilled oil from the leaves and branches of the tree when the branches are in full bloom.

Citrus bergamia, also called Citrus aurant bergamia is native to the Mediterranean, growing up to 12 meters in height when uncultivated; Bergamot's origin a small coastal area of southern Calabria in Italy, where the trees grow to their fullest. It is thought that the soil of the region produces some of the very finest citrus fruit in all the world. The tree has smooth oval leaves and produces small greenish-yellow fruit that is very bitter. Because of the bitterness, it is normally not eaten, though the oil pressed from the peels has become a popular aromatic throughout the ages.

Bergamot essential oil was in one of the first 'eau de cologne' formulas, and continues to this day to be found in a number of 'high end' perfumes and colognes. The essential oil is also notably found in Earl Grey Tea, a black tea lightly flavored by Bergamot.

Aromatherapy Notes

Bergamot can have a range of aroma's and aromatic intensities. There are some that are produced from fruit that are not picked quite at the right time, or perhaps have not had ideal rains and temperatures for the season, resulting in an aroma that may seem week or 'incomplete' when sampled. The finer the essential oil, the more complex its aroma will be, with the very best notably being both sweet and tart at the same time. We have found this to be the case with this particular organic variety - while we have sampled oils which are a little sweeter, and some being a little more sour, there have been no others so well rounded as this one.

Quite a bit of research has been performed using Bergamot essential oil. It has been recommended as a 'complementary therapy' due to its ability to reduce the need for pain medication where users are both inhaling the aroma regularly, and are on medication for pain reduction of some kind co-currently. Bergamot is thought to be the most effective 'anti-depressant' aromatic in aromatherapy today. It seems to give a lift when needed (perhaps toward the end of a long day's work), as well as be relaxing in times of stress. In one study, adolecents wearing aromatherapy amulets self-scored their psycho-emotional conditions significantly higher than those who had amulets containing other substances.

Traditional Uses

Bergamot essential oil has been used in Italy for centuries as a treatment for fever (including malaria), and many infections including those of the mouth, skin, respiratory system and urinary tract.

The Future Pharmacy uses Bergaptene-free essential oil.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Antibacterial, Antidepressant, Antiseptic (pulmonary and genitourinary), Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Cictrizant, Deodorant, Febrifuge, Hypnotic, Laxative, Stimulant, Stomachic, Vermifuge, Vulnerary.


Powerful antidepressant (especially when exacerbated by fatigue and frustration).
Restorative and calming to over-active mental states.
Aids in unlocking repressed emotions.
Alleviates tension and stress.
Lessens the perceived intensity of pain


Bergamot oil is considered non-toxic, yet it does contain bergaptene, a constituent that can be phototoxic and therefore skin should not be exposed to excessive amounts of direct sunlight for 72 hours after topical application. Further, Bergamot oil is recommended for use at low concentrations (3% or less in carrier oil), as it can irritate the skin. If pregnant or breastfeeding, consultation with a physician is recommended.

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