Latin Name: citrus bergamia
Plant Part: peel
Method of Production: cold pressed
Country of Origin: Italy
Rating Code: CO certified organic
Citrus bergamia, the bergamot orange is a fragrant fruit the size of an orange, with a yellow color similar to a lemon. Genetic research into the ancestral origins of extant citrus cultivars found bergamot orange to be a probable hybrid of Citrus limetta and Citrus aurantium. It is inedible, but extracts have been used to scent food, perfumes, and cosmetics.
The initial scent of this Bergamot is rich, sweet, fruity and remains so throughout. Middle notes are oily-herbaceous and somewhat balsamic. When the sweetness subsides a bit a tobacco-like, rich aroma can be detected.
Dimensions of Bergamot:
A receiver to help us become attuned. The freshness of the top note is mainly due to terpenes and small amounts of citral and aliphatic aldehydes. Unlike other citrus oils Bergamot has a fixative effect when used in high concentrations. The odor is naturally well balanced through the presence of certain coumarin derivatives. Some of these components are odorless and non-volatile. The main chemical constituent of Bergamot is Linalylacetate.
a. Scentsation: fruity floral warm citrus scent
b. Physical Healing: antiseptic, antispasmodic, stomachic, antidepressant, calmative, febrifuge, vermifuge
c. Emotional Healing: to encourage concentration, confidence, balance, strength, joy, motivation, good cheer, harmony and completeness.
Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Orange, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver and Ylang-ylang.
For Muscle Cramps & Tension
10 drops Bergamot, 4 drops Lavender (angustifolia), 2 drops Roman Chamomile, 4 drops Sweet Marjoram (Origanum marjorana)
Blend oils into 1oz carrier oil or BerkanaKare "Simply Creme" and massage into affected areas.