Bergamot is the most delicate of the citrus plants, requiring special climate and soil in order to thrive. Italians have used Bergamot Essential Oil for years for its calming aroma and to soothe and makes skin feel fresher and smoother. In Greece, the unripe fruits are used as sweetmeats, eaten by the spoonful as a dessert or with coffee. Bergamot is unique among citrus oils due to its ability to be both uplifting and calming to the emotions, making it ideal for diffusion. It is also clarifying and cleansing for the skin while having a calming effect.
Magical Properties and Correspondences
Folk names: Orangemint
Planet: Mercury or Jupiter
Powers: Money, success, cooperation.
Magical Uses: the leaves of Bergamot are slipped into wallets and purse to attract money. You could do this with essential oils by adding a drop to a felt square and keeping it in your wallet. It is commonly used in rituals or spells for ‘success’.
Primary Wellness Benefits
Calming and soothing aroma.Provides skin clarifying benefits.Frequently used in massage therapy for its calming benefits.
Citrus, spice, with a high floral note
Essential Oil Collection Method
Cold pressed/expressed from the rind (peel).
Main Essential Oil Constituents
Limonene, linalyl acetate