INCI Citrus bergamia
Bergamot Essential Oil is the most delicate of the citrus plants, requiring special climate and soil in order to thrive. Italians have used Bergamot for years to reduce feelings of stress and to soothe and rejuvenate skin. Bergamot Essential Oil is unique among citrus oils due to its ability to be both uplifting and calming, making it ideal to help with anxious and sad feelings. It is also purifying and cleansing for the skin while having a calming effect.
Bergamot essential oil is used to minimize the look of scars and other marks on the skin. It is known to tone the skin by making the supply of melanin even.
Bergamot is a natural cleanser, so adding it to any skin care formula helps remove dirt and impurities. It requires no need for potentially dangerous, chemical preservatives. In addition, this oil is great for those with oily skin, as it helps to unclog pores. Bergamot has an added property of helping to balance oily skin.
Bergamot combines easily with other essential oils, making it a great addition for natural skin care formulas, especially because of its refreshing scent. The oil does have a slight tendency to increase your skin’s photosensitivity, though, so always wear sunscreen when using it.
Bergamot blends well with Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium Lavender and Lemon and essential oils.