“MĖTA” Bergamot essential oil is 100% plant odor obtained by cold-pressing of Citrus aurantium bergamia peel. Bergamot essential oil has a rich, sweet, green fruit scent, which is one of the highest perfume notes – the intensity of the scent lasts up to 24 hours.
The origin of “MĖTA” Bergamot essential oil is Sicily.
Bergamot is a type of citrus fruit similar to the bitter orange. The origin of the name is most likely related to Bergamo, Lombardy, where the fruit was sold. Essential oil was first produced in Italy in the early 18th century, and since then bergamot oil has become one of the most important fragrances. It is a key ingredient in cologne and is also used in lotions, creams, perfumes, sweets and soaps. Bergamot oil gives for Earl Gray tea a distinctive flavor.
Bergamot oil is present in many cosmetic products today for the care of oily, blackened skin: the active ingredient in the oil, limonene, has also been shown to be a mild antiseptic, and it also tightens and nourishes the skin.
Bergamot essential oil is a classic ingredient: for the production of oily skin tonics, perfumes and colognes. Due to the pleasant smell of fruit, it is used in cosmetics manufacturing, for flavouring: soaps, bath extracts, sea salts, etc.
Bergamot essential oil is widely used to flavor food.
At home, during room cleaning, bergamot essential oil is used to remove unpleasant odors (burns, tobacco, pets) and to disinfect the room.
Perfect for use with:
Horseradish, Basil, Cedar, Chamomile, Sage, Coriander, Cypress, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon balm, Neroli, Pine, Rosemary essential oils.
Methods and amounts of use:
Aromatic bath: essential oils are insoluble in water, thus dissolve 10-30 drops of essential oil mix in a glass of milk, kephir, yoghurt, cream, a tablespoon of plant oil or some honey and then pour the mixture into your bath.
Cream or lotion: put 10-15 drops of the essential oil mix into 1 spoon of unfragranced cream or lotion.
Hand cream or lotion: one-time use: 3 drops of the essential oil in 1 teaspoon of fatty oil.
After-shave lotion: 40 drops of essential oil mix into 120 ml of apple vinegar or vodka and 80 ml of distilled water.
Massage: 10-15 drops of essential oil mix into 2 tablespoons of plant oil.
Shampoo, conditioner or for rinsing hair: add 2 drops of the essential oil into the bottle of shampoo or 2-3 l of water with some lemon juice.
Sauna: 15 drops of essential oil mix into 10 l of hot water for soaking besoms.
Aromatic lamp: 4-5 drops for 5 sq. m. area. For daily use (don’t forget to add warm water).
Facial steam bath: 2-3 drops into 1 l hot water.
Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products, identifies the following allergens:
Bergamot essential oil includes natural components: citral, geraniol, limonene, linalool.
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- Л.ГДудченко, Г.П.Потебня, Н.А.Кривенко «Ароматерапия и аромамасаж», «Максимум», Киев, 1999