Bergamot Essential Oil
Botanical Name: (Citrus bergamia)
Plant Origin: Italy
Extraction Method: Cold pressed from the rind
Shelf Life: 4 years in proper storage conditions
Storage: Store upright, lid tight, out of direct heat and sunlight. May cause skin sensitization if oxidized. To prevent oxidation, store in a dark, airtight container in a refrigerator.
Maximum Adult Topical Dilution: 2.5%
Selah oil blends that contain Bergamot essential oil:
- acne and oily skin
- anxiety, depression (especially postnatal), stress, tension
- appetite (loss of)
- eczema, psoriasis
- emotional strengthening and balance (especially in crisis, grief, sorrow)
- endocrine system
- herpes, cold sores, shingles, chicken pox
- hoarseness of voice
- hormone balance
- insect bites
- nervous tension, agitation
- parasites (intestinal)
- respiratory infection: coughs, colds, bronchitis, wheezing
- sore throat
- urinary tract infections
- vaginal candida
For more information about Bergamot essential oil click here.
- antibacterial - prevents bacterial growth
- antidepressant - alleviates depression
- anti-infectious - prevents uptake of infection
- anti-inflammatory - reduces inflammation
- antiseptic - destroys and prevents the development of microbes/bacteria
- antispasmodic - prevents and eases spasms, convulsions, or cramps
- calmative - a sedative or mild tranquilizer
- carminative - expels gas (flatulence), easing abdominal pain and bloating
- febrifuge - supports the combat, reduction, or elimination of fever
- sedative - soothing agent that reduces nervousness, distress, or irritation
- stomachic - digestive aid and tonic; improving the appetite
- vulnerary - heals wounds and sores by external application
Apply diluted to affected area as desired.
Ok for children 2+ with proper dilution.
Pregnancy safe with extra dilution.
Click here for the essential oil dilution chart.
Maximum Adult Topical Dilution: 2.5%
Diffuse or rub a drop on palms and inhale.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA
Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (3. p. 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
Photosensitive: Avoid direct sunlight for 12 hours after topical use. May cause skin sensitization if oxidized. To prevent oxidation, store in a dark, airtight container in a refrigerator.
General EO Cautions:
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside your ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
GC/MS Key Constituents:
Terinene <gamma> 5.02%
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