Belenos Therapy

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Bergamot Essential Oil - beautiful benefits for skin care

Our featured Essential Oil this month is Bergamot..

There are two types of Bergamot - one is a beautiful  herb known as Monarda didyma,which  produces stunning orange scented dark red and purple flowers and mae a great ground cover plant in a herb garden,and the other is Citrus aurantium var. bergamia (also known as C. bergamia), of the Rutaceae family and is also known as Bergamot orange.
It is from the Citrus aurantium that the essential oil is obtained. Although the tree is native to South East Asia,most of the fruit used for essential oil purpose is now grown in Italy
Bergamot Orange can can grow up to four meters high, with star-shaped flowers and smooth leaves, bearing citrus fruit resembling a cross between an orange and a grapefruit, it is from the rind of both ripe and unripe fruit that the oil is extracted.

Pure Therapeutic Bergamot oil  has a wonderful, rich, sweet-tart aroma. 
Bergamot is a firm favourite with aromatherapist and within the skin care industry as its an ideal essential oil for creating a relaxed and happy feeling, its a balancing oil for oily skin, can give the skin a healthy glow and can help combat acne and that very important factor help help fight wrinkles.

Bergamot also blends well with most other essential oils such as  geranium, jasmine, mandarin, nutmeg orange rosemary, sandalwood.  And works well as a burning oil to help with feelings of sadness,the effects of colds and flu, PMS and SAD.
The only problem with Bergamot essential oil is that  it is phototoxic - which means that if you have it on your skin when out in the sun, or on a sunbed, it will cause pigmentation of the skin.
Although we sell Bergaptene-Free Bergamot oil for use in skin care, massage oils,  it is still advisable to keep skin out of the sun.

We source our oils from the very best suppliers,and purity and quality is very important to us,we promote the use of Therapeutic Essential oil and the great benefits of Aromatherapy
Every oil now carries a label with ALL the information you need to use your oils safely.The normal and usual information about Origin & Batch are listed but each oil will also include skin suitability,a complete chemical breakdown and the maximum use in blends..some will also include handy tips and advice.
For more advice on using essential oils please see our safe guide to using essential oils


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