Organic Bergamot Essential Oil – Zongle Therapeutics

Organic Bergamot Essential Oil

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The drinkers of Earl Grey tea are very familiar with the distinct aroma and taste of bergamot oil, because it is this oil that gives the tea its distinct floral accent. Bergamot is a plant that produces this citrus fruit, also known as Citrus Bergamia. This fruit is a hybrid between sour oranges and lemons. It is a pear-shaped fruit which comes from the same family as orange in the Rutaceae family. The color of Bergamot fruit is yellow or green similar to a lime. The extracts have been used to scent a lot of things which includes food, perfumes, and cosmetics.

Bergamot was most widely cultivated in Italy. Even the name “Bergamot” originates from the Italian city of Bergamo, from where it originally originates. It’s derived from the Italian word ‘bergamotto’. The height of citrus bergamia tree is 12 meters and it is covered in long, green leaves. It produces white flowers. Moreover, the taste of the bergamot fruit is too bitter to eat but, the oil obtained from it is very popular among the tea drinkers. It is because of the floral scent and the famous tea leaves feature bergamot.

Bergamot fruit is also produced in Argentina, Brazil, Algeria, the Ivory Coast, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, and South-East Asia where it has its roots. Though it is a tropical plant, it grows well in Europe.

The oil is extracted from the peel of the fruit by means of cold pressing. Many experts support the idea that cold pressing helps to preserve more active compounds in essential oils that may be destroyed by the high heat of steam distillation. The aroma of the Bergamot Essential oil is quite similar to that of orange; however, it has underlying floral accents to it that make it more complex. Due to its pungent aroma, Bergamot is a popular ingredient used by perfume manufacturers. It has citric base notes and overall quite an amazing scent. It is commonly greenish golden in color and has a thin consistency.

We all know how important it is to take care of our physical and mental health. Bergamot oil is used for various purposes. It was used by the Italians in folk medicine to deal with various health issues. Moreover, it was also used as a flavoring in black tea and the tea became famous as Earl Grey Tea. In addition, Bergamot oil was used in Ayurvedic medicine in order to soothe acne, skin rashes, sores and sore throats, and other skin related issues.

Bergamot oil is currently produced in Italy’s coastal region of Calabria and it makes up 80% of the world’s total production. It is considered to be of the highest quality in the international trading market. Today, the oil has gained popularity due to the amazing health benefits it provides and its effectiveness.

Aromatically, the scent of this incredible oil reduces sad and anxious feelings thus, making you feel energetic and positive. The constituents Alpha Pinene and Limonene present in this oil make its scent uplifting, refreshing and stimulating. Moreover, if you are someone who often suffers from insomnia Bergamot oil is your friend! The aroma of this oil is so relaxing and soothing that it puts you in a restful state. Also, if you want your room to feel refreshing and smell good, spray Bergamot oil. It will help in reducing or eliminating unpleasant odors and make your room fresh.

Topically, it is used for different purposes. If you have cracks on your skin that you want to get rid of, all you need to do is add Bergamot essential oil in your bath water or soaps. It is also used in hair products because it makes your hair look shiny and prevents hair loss. When used for skin, it balances the skin’s oil production and reduces the appearance of any unwanted marks or scars on the skin by evening out the skin tone. It is also said that Bergamot oil is used to reduce body odor, which is an important characteristic of this oil.  

Before using any product, it is important for everyone to check its chemical constituents. Bergamot oil’s main chemical constituents include Limonene, Linalyl Acetate, Linalool, Pinene, Bergaptene, Terpineol, Nerol, Neryl Acetate, Beta Bisabolene, Geraniol, Geraniol Acetate, and Myrcene. These chemical constituents play a vital role in our lives as they provide tons of health benefits.       

Benefits and Uses

Bergamot is a fruit bearing distinct properties. For example, the exclusivity of its original place of production. Also, the fact that Bergamot itself is a bitter fruit that gives sweet oil upon extraction, and its ability to uplift and soothe the surroundings.

  1. Cleanses and Purifies Skin

Bergamot essential oil can be used to reduce appearance of scars and marks on the skin, tone the skin and soothe skin irritations. In order to enjoy the benefits of Bergamot oil, consider using it while bathing. Gently massage it on to your skin and inhale its unique aroma along with the many therapeutic and skin related benefits it provides. Bergaptene is the naturally occurring constituent found in Bergamot Essential Oil that makes the oil phototoxic. Thus, the oil should always be stored in dark bottles in dark places away from sunlight. Exposure to sunlight should even be avoided after it is applied to the skin, at least until it gets absorbed into your skin.

  1. Alleviates Muscular Discomfort

Bergamot oil is a great way to reduce the symptoms of mild sprains, muscle aches and headaches. To soothe muscular discomfort from normal exercise, rub five drops of bergamot oil on sore muscles or where you feel tension. To cover a larger surface area, combine bergamot with a carrier oil like Zongle Therapeutics’ Fractionated Coconut.

  1. Eliminates Odors and Refreshes

Searching for something refreshing and natural? This essential oil is an excellent deodorant. Body odors can be eliminated through Bergamot oil, due to its disinfecting properties and scent that is refreshing. Citrus smells are very powerful and can help overcome many other odors, which is why this oil is also used in room fresheners and sprays.

  1. Promotes a Feeling of Calm

Diffusing the Bergamot Essential Oil can help promote a feeling tranquility after a stressful day at work or when you feel emotionally overwhelmed.

  1. Relieves Stress

Many of the citrus essential oils are known for their uplifting properties, but Bergamot is unique with its ability to relieve stress while also creating an environment of calm when diffused.

  1. Adds Flavor to Tea

Earl Grey tea is famous for its combination with Bergamot oil. With a pure, citrus and spicy flavor, Bergamot oil can quickly change a regular cup of tea to Earl Grey with a few simple drops. Always remember, as essential oils are potent in nature, the trick is the lesser you use, the better it will be.

  1. Maintains a Healthy Metabolic Function

Traditionally, bergamot peels and the whole fruits were used to treat indigestion. Bergamot oil has soothing properties that can help to aid digestion. Gently rub 4 to 5 drops of Bergamot oil on your stomach to help you with indigestion and to regulate appetite.

  1. For Massage and Skincare

Bergamot oil has calming properties that are not only beneficial for aromatic diffusion, but also for topical application. Bergamot oil is a masseur’s pick, because of its calming and soothing properties when diffused and its cleansing properties for skin when applied topically. The best form of topical application is by diluting the oil in a carrier oil such as Zongle Therapeutics’ Fractionated Coconut.

  1. Maintains Healthy Cholesterol Levels

A review of studies published in Integrative Food, Nutrition, and Metabolism in 2019 shows that brutieridin and melitidin present in Bergamot oil helps in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels is difficult yet very important for your health. All you need to do is work on your diet, cut off junk and start eating healthy food. Healthy cholesterol levels are important for your heart health and can prevent you from heart problems. Thus, if you are a health freak and want to live a healthy and happy life, incorporate this amazing oil in your daily routine.  

  1. Boosts your mood

If you feel low or sad you can add Bergamot oil in your daily routine. It helps in lightening a heavy heart, reduces sad and anxious feelings and encourages confidence. If you are having a bad day and you want to feel better, add Bergamot oil in your diffuser as its citrusy scent boosts your mood and makes you feel better. You can also add one or two drops of bergamot oil to a carrier oil like jojoba or coconut oil, rub it on your palms and inhale deeply through nose and exhale through the mouth, repeat one to three times. This will help in making your feel relaxed and fresh.

Final Thoughts

Bergamot Essential Oil carries a fresh and citrusy scent. The fruit is popular for its skin-replenishing and stress relieving properties. Hence its oil also acts as a skin purifier, stress reliever and helps maintain a healthy metabolic function. 

Ready to buy a bottle of Bergamot Oil? The best choice for essential oil depends on its purity, quality, and aroma. So when you’re buying Zongle Therapeutics’ Organic Bergamot Essential Oil, be assured that the oil is 100% pure and potent.

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