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Bergamot Essential Oil
Bergamot Essential Oil - 1/2 oz bottle
Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia
Bergamot is a plant that produces a type of citrus fruit and its scientific name is Citrus bergamia. It’s defined as a hybrid between a sour orange and lemon, or a mutation of lemon. The oil is taken from the peel of the fruit. Although its roots can be traced back to Southeast Asia, bergamot was more widely cultivated in the southern part of Italy. Bergamot essential oil was even named after the city of Bergamo in Lombardy, Italy, where it was originally sold. And in folk Italian medicine, bergamot was used for reducing fever, fighting parasitic diseases and relieving sore throat. Bergamot oil is also produced in the Ivory Coast, Argentina, Turkey, Brazil and Morocco.
Common uses of Bergamot oil:
-Helps lower blood pressure
-Prevents and fights infection
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.