Bergamot Essential Oil

Happy, relaxing, uplifting


Bergamot essential oil is the "happy" oil!

It has a delicious, fresh citrus scent that cheers you up and calms you down at the same time - perfect for those cranky days when even chocolate doesn't work.

Bergamot oil is excellent for helping to ease depression, stress, tension, fear and hysteria. It's good for building confidence and also helps promote restful sleep.

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Botanical Name and Characteristics

Citrus bergamia

The bergamot tree grows up to 15 feet (4 meters) high and has smooth leaves and star-shaped flowers, with pear-shaped citrus fruit that are like a cross between an orange and a grapefruit.

Bergamot essential oil is extracted from the peel.

The essential oil has a fruity, sweet, warm, spicy, floral citrus scent.

Therapeutic Action

Calms buzzing, jittery nerves

Lifts mood

Reduces anxiety, nervous tension and stress

Promotes sleep

Helps relieve fatigue

Refreshes and improves mental alertness

Balances the nervous system

Fights infection

Promotes recovery from illness

Helps reduce cellulite


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Bergamot's medium-strength middle note blends well with black pepper, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, mandarin, nutmeg, orange, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver and ylang ylang.


Photo-toxic: Can cause sunburn after skin application. Do not use before sun (or tanning bed) exposure. Avoid during pregnancy. May irritate dry skin.

Bergamot oil is one of the quicker essential oils to go rancid, so buy in small quantities and store it in a cool, dark place. Click here to learn more about essential oil storage.

What Next?

Click on the links below to learn more about properties, safety and blending of some popular essential oils.

Or check out some sweet, happy recipes using bergamot essential oil...

Citrus Bliss Massage Oil

Tension Tamer Bath Salts

Happiness Body & Bath Oil

Aromatherapy for Depression

Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage

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