Bergamot

Citrus aurantium

Origin:

USA

Method:

CO2 Total Extract

Bergamot may look like a tiny, funny shaped lime, but it’s much more than that. Known formally as “Citrus Bergamia,” this fruit grows mostly in Mediterranean climates and is named after the Italian city of Bergamo, where the trade of bergamot oil originated. The skin of the fruit is green in color and while it looks asymmetrical from the outside, cutting the fruit open will typically reveal a natural pattern.

Bergamot has a bright, sweet, refreshing and balanced blend of citrus and green notes and is a cooling, refreshing oil with a light uplifting floral and bitter undertone Its well-rounded aroma is an indispensable component of even the most basic essential oil blends. The fruit is a member of the Rutaceae family originating either in Northern Italy or the Canary Islands. Trees are typically cultivated in the Calabria region of southern Italy which now produces about 90% of the world’s supply of Bergamot oil. Bergamot is one of the most commonly used essential oils in perfumery and aromatherapy adding  a rich top note, especially in Eau de Cologne types; when combined with Neroli and Lemon. It is also the legendary flavor and smell of Earl Grey tea.

Similar to coniferous needle oils, citrus oils are predominantly composed of the highly volatile monoterpenes limonene and pinene – producing the perfect top note. However, Bergamot oil is the only citrus peel oil that contains up to 30% of the fruity-woody-floral ester linalyl acetate – a terpene molecule sought after for its wide range of psychological and pharmacological benefits.

This essential oil can have an immense effect on the digestive system, promoting digestive enzyme secretion, which helps the overall digestive process. Bergamot has also historically been used as an anti-microbial and pain reliever. Additional benefits include relief from anxiety and stress, as the various terpenes in the rind of this fruit promote both serotonin and dopamine production, making it a mild sedative.

Bergamot can also be used to help relieve congestion, reduce fever, and boost skin and hair health. Bergamot essential oil is present in KININ Meditate Wellness Pods.

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