Bergamot, Citrus bergamia (1170) This refreshing citrus oil comes from the peel of a small, pear-shaped fruit that grows mainly in Italy, and was named after the town of Bergamo. Many recognize its scent as the flavouring used in Earl Grey tea. It reduces inflammation, enhances immunity, and cools fevers. Bergamot can be helpful to ease feelings of hopelessness, soothe stress and anxiety, and relieve insomnia. It is a marvellously cheering and balancing oil, which can help pave the way for a restful night. It blends well with nearly all essential oils. NB: Bergamot is phototoxic so use one of the Bergamot FCF oils if you are putting Bergamot on your skin and then going out into sunlight.
Tip: Add to a spray bottle of water and lightly spritz basements, carpets, and damp areas to remove mildew, pet, and household odors.
Recommend Formula and Effect
Comprehensive children’s anti-bacterial formula (5%):
bergamot 5 drops + neroli 3 drops + cistus 5 drops + ravintsara 5 drops + howood 3 drops + atlas cedarwood 3 drops + hysopp 3 drops + 30ml sweet almond oil, massage the whole body or two sides of the spine
Effect: Helps to reduce fever and relieves cough