BERGAMOT Essential Oil
Bergamot Essential Oil is cold pressed from the fresh bergamot fruit that gives Earl Grey tea its distinctive flavour. Bergamot oil has a fresh, complex citrus taste that makes it the perfect addition to many summer dishes. With a distinctly tart finish, it can also liven up sugarless baked goods. The taste of the Bergamot essential oil is somewhere between a sour orange and lemon, making it a distinctive, zesty addition to seafood recipes.
Bergamot’s aroma is tart yet sweet, and uplifting yet relaxing, making it a popular oil in perfumes, cosmetics, and lotions. In addition to its scent, Bergamot has attracted attention for its cleansing properties, and it’s often used as a luxurious ingredient in shampoos, soaps, and cleansers. However, because Bergamot can cause photosensitivity, avoid applying the oil before spending time outside. It is available in a 15ml bottle.
- Diffuse at home, in the classroom, or while working to create an uplifting, positive environment.
- Place in the palms of your hands and inhale to experience a calming aroma during unsettling times.
- Combine a couple of drops with carrier oil and use for an invigorating massage.
- Add to your nightly skin care regimen to create the appearance of smoother-looking skin. Keep in mind that Bergamot can cause photosensitivity, so avoid sun exposure for up to 72 hours after any application.
- Include a few drops in homemade cleaners to add an uplifting aroma to your chores.
- Several times during grilling, brush seafood with olive oil infused with a few drops of Bergamot.
- In baked goods recipes that call for citrus zest, add an unexpected twist by stirring in a drop of Bergamot for every teaspoon of zest.
- Deodorise your fridge: half-fill a small container with baking soda and 5-10 drops of Bergamot essential oil, and leave it in the fridge with the lid off.