This spicy citrus has a delicate, light and refreshing aroma that is usually a top note. Bergamot is sometimes called the finest flower of citrus, because of its very subtle and complex scent, much more than other citruses. An acidulous and fresh scent, obviously, but also bitter, fruity, and subtly floral with a mild spicy tone, recalling lavender.
This fresh, citrus-scented oil is expressed from an inedible fruit grown almost exclusively in Calabria, Italy. It is also native to tropical Asia. The method of extraction is cold expression from the fruit peel.
Bergamot can be used as an antidepressant, antiseptic and can prove to be beneficial to oily skin, especially if stress-related. It is also balancing, calming and can help repel insects.
Psychological & Emotional uses
Among the psychological and emotional uses, it has a soothing effect on the nervous system and uplifting effects on the mind. It acts as a natural balancer, helps with anxiety, depression and grief. Cool and refreshing, it enhances the brainís receptivity to light and is proven to be very beneficial when you are run down, exhausted from constant stress or convalescing from a psychological or physical illness.
Effects on the skin
Bergamot has been known to help acne, eczema, psoriasis, scabies, varicose ulcers, wounds, herpes and seborrhea of the scalp and skin.