Bergamot Essential Oil
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(Citrus bergamia)GC/MS Key Constituents:
Terinene <gamma> 5.02%
Plant Origin: Italy
Extraction Method: Cold pressed from the rind.
Selah oil blends that contain Bergamot essential oil:
Refreshes, relaxes and helps relieve insomnia (Schnaubelt, 60).
Used in postnatal care for depression (Price, 249).
Fevers, acne, tension, wounds, coughs, stress; as an antidepressant (Worwood, 397).
Abscess, acne, analgesic, antibacterial, antibiotic, antiseptic, anxiety, boil, chicken pox, cold sore, cystitis, depression, eczema, expectorant, fever, halitosis, healthy liver function, infection, itching, lack of appetite, oily skin, PMS, psoriasis, respiratory ailments, scabies, seasonal affective disorder, sedative, stress (Althea Press, 283).
An uplifting oil known for its gentle antidepressant properties (Buckle, 328).
Bergamot and its component, bergapten, reduce some of the cytokines and chemokines that cause the inflammatory response in [cystic fibrosis] (Buckle, 363).
Acne, eczema, psoriasis, scabies, varicose ulcers, seborrhea [skin and scalp], ease skin irritations, softens dry skin, numb nerves, antifungal, wound healing, clear skin infections, cold sores, reduce body odor, insect repellent, digestive tonic, relieves cramps in intestines and uterus, antiseptic and disinfectant, cystitis, urethritis, respiratory infections, bronchitis, coughs, colds, laryngitis, tension, anxiety, depression, fear, sedative, insomnia (Purchon, 39).
Antidepressant, astringent, acne, urinary tract, anxiety, skin care, cystitis, urethritis, stress, appetite stimulant/regulatory, anorexia nervosa, oily skin, boils, fever, insect repellent, respiratory infection, digestive problems, inhibits viruses, blisters, antiviral, shingles, chicken pox (Davis).
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Topical: 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.
Inhalation: Diffuse or rub a drop on palms and inhale.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA
Internal: 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" (Schnaubelt 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
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.
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.
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.
Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils (2012).
Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook For Everyday Wellness (2014).
Tisserand, Robert. Essential Oil Safety, Second Ed. (2014).
Price, Shirley & Len. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals (2012).
Buckle, Jane. Clinical Aromatherapy Essential Oils in Practice (2003).
Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z (2000).
Althea Press. Essential oils, Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing (2015).
Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness (2014).
Worwood, Valerie. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy (1991).
Schnaubelt, PhD., Kurt. Advanced Aromatherapy (1995).
Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy (1995), p. 96.
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