Bergamot (Citrus aurantium var. dulcis, Rutaceae) essential oil is cold pressed from bergamot peel. These plants are widely spread in Italy, Spain and West Africa. Bergamot essential oil has a very intensive, distinctive fruity scent.
Bergamot essential oils are widely used in a number of cosmetic products for oily skin with blackheads. The essential oil containing the active substance limonene is also used as a mild antiseptic, which has a firming and nourishing effect on skin.
Bergamot essential oil is a classic ingredient for making tonics for oily skin, perfumes and colognes. Its pleasant fruity smell makes it a very popular component for soaps, bath extracts, sea salt, etc.
Bergamot essential oil is widely used for food flavouring as well.
At home bergamot essential oil can be used for cleaning, disinfecting and eliminating unpleasant smells (burn, tobacco, pets).,
Methods and amounts of use:
Aromatic bath: essential oils are insoluble in water, thus dissolve 10-30 drops of essential oil mix in a glass of milk, kephir, yoghurt, cream, a tablespoon of plant oil or some honey and then pour the mixture into your bath.
Cream or lotion: put 10-15 drops of the essential oil mix into 1 spoon of unfragranced cream or lotion.
Hand cream or lotion: one-time use: 3 drops of the essential oil in 1 teaspoon of fatty oil.
After-shave lotion: 40 drops of essential oil mix into 120 ml of apple vinegar or vodka and 80 ml of distilled water.
Massage: 10-15 drops of essential oil mix into 2 tablespoons of plant oil.
Shampoo, conditioner or for rinsing hair: add 2 drops of the essential oil into the bottle of shampoo or 2-3 l of water with some lemon juice.
Sauna: 15 drops of essential oil mix into 10 l of hot water for soaking besoms.
Aromatic lamp: 4-5 drops for 5 sq. m. area. For daily use (don’t forget to add warm water).
Facial steam bath: 2-3 drops into 1 l hot water.
Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products, identifies the following allergens:
Bergamot essential oil includes natural components: citral, geraniol, limonene, linalool.