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Ayurvedic Wisdom for Bergamot Essential Oil: According to Ayurveda, Bergamot essential oil decreases problems caused by Vata and Kapha. Its mood-uplifting qualities support heightened and brightened energy which might be depleted by Vata dosha. By balancing Kapha dosha, Bergamot oil helps to reduce sluggishness, complacency and melancholy.

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Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia
Family: Rutaceae
Composition: 100% Pure Bergamot Essential Oil
Origin: Italy
Method of Extraction: Cold-pressed
Cultivation/Harvesting: Organic
Plant Part: Peel of the nearly ripe fruit
Color: Greenish yellow to green
Consistency: Thin, mobile Yield: 0.5% - 1.5% 
Bottle Size: 1/2oz (15mL) - About 300 drops 1/4 Dram (1mL) About 20 drops

About Bergamot Essential Oil: The benefits of this oil are numerous and its aromatic profile is so compelling that it has been used for centuries in the perfume and confectionery industries. Bergamot’s bright sweetness has a tendency to produce big smiles when a few drops are added to your diffuser.

When diffused, Bergamot has powerful mood stabilizing effects. It is great for promoting clarity in the workspace and is most revered for its mood elevating effects. Diffuse the beautiful fragrance as a nighttime blend with Lavender to promote restful sleep and sweet dreams. This essential oil also calms agitated children (and Thunderbolt's diffusers make the perfect nightlight for your child’s bedroom). Simply adding a drop to your hands with a deep inhalation can help to calm the emotions and lift the spirits.

Aside from being an absolute staple in your home diffuser stash, this oil also has a natural affinity for the skin and hair. It is a nourishing tonic that will infuse your hair with luster and shine. Add a few drops of Bergamot to your favorite oil and apply to clean hair.

How to Use Bergamot Essential Oil

Direct Palm Inhalation: Place a drop of this mood balancing oil in the palm of your hand, gently rub the palms together, bring them towards your face and take a deep inhalation. Repeat at any point in your day when you would like to feel uplifted and clarified. As a quick palm inhalation blend, do this with a drop of Rose Geranium oil to discourage feelings of sadness or melancholy.

Diffuser: Bergamot is one of our favorite oils to keep handy by the diffuser as its sweet fragrance blends well with almost any other oil. Bergamot is a great year round fragrance for creating a fresh, welcoming home.

Other Ways To Use Bergamot Essential Oil: 

• Apply a drop to support skin health, including the soothing of insect bites or itchy, red skin. 

• Add several drops to a mister or spray bottle as a natural and pleasant insect repellent. 

• Dilute one drop of bergamot in 2 tablespoons of warm water. Gargle the mixture to freshen the breath and maintain oral health. 

• At nighttime, place two drops on a cotton ball and tuck it under your pillowcase before bed for a restful, pleasant sleep.

PRECAUTIONS: Though it is generally non-toxic and non-irritating, bergamot is extremely phototoxic. Please use safety precautions, because citrus and the sun are incompatible. Citrus oils, including bergamot, are phototoxic, and can damage your skin if rubbed on the skin and exposed to sunlight. Do not expose skin to sunlight for 12 hours after application. Repeated use can result in contact sensitization (rotate between different oils). Do not use on children younger than 5 years of age. Do not take bergamot essential oil internally. Please Note: Our testers are a ¼ filled dram bottle (0.95 mL). Because our testers are a sample size, we cannot accept any returns, refunds or exchanges unless the product is damaged in shipping.