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    Bergamot - Citrus Bergamia



    Bergamot
    The bergamot tree, a native of Italy, produces an intensely sour fruit. The rind is rich in a distinctive oil which is used, amongst other things, in Early Grey tea and eau de cologne.


    Key actions:
    Relaxing and Uplifting.
    A light yellow or pale green oil with an extremely rich, sweet, green and fruity smell.



    Benefits:
    Mental health
    Has an antidepressant effect that can help balance moods and ease anxiety.

    Skin
    Has a balancing effect on the skin. Its antiseptic properties make it useful for acne, boils and other skin complaints.

    Immunity
    Has an antimicrobial effect useful for genitourinary infections, sore throat, mouth ulcers, cystitis and tummy bugs. A cool compress soothes feverish conditions.

    Digestion
    Massage over the stomach to ease colic, painful wind and indigestion.



    Usage:
    See 'Safe Use of Essential Oils' article.

    Bath, massage, diffusion, compress or inhalation.

    Blends well with: Cypress, Melissa, Neroli, Frankincense and Black Pepper.


    Safety:
    Non-irritating in dilution. Phototoxic: avoid using on the skin if going into sunlight within 12 hours
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    I use this as an oil in my burner and the aroma is soothing and calming for my frazzled nerves

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    This is a really beautiful fragrance and is very good for its calming and soothing effects in stressful situations

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