Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Bergamot

Bergamot oil comes from the rind of bergamot oranges, the fruit of Citrus aurantium (also known as Citrus bergamia) trees. It has a sweet citrus scent. It has an antiseptic and uplifting effect.

Bergamot oranges
Bergamot oranges
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

Properties edit

Citrus bergamia essential oil

Digestive edit

Reduces flatulence and improves the appetite.

Emotional edit

Soothes stress, anxiety and depression.

Skin edit

Helps acne, oily skin, eczema, psoriasis and minor wounds.

Caution edit

  • Don't use bergamot oil during pregnancy.
  • Don't expose the skin to sunlight after using bergamot oil.