bergamot essential oil

Bergamot Essential Oil

Botanical Name:  Citrus bergamia
Plant Part Used:  Fresh Fruit Rind                         
Country Of Origin: Africa, Brazil, S. Italy           
Method Of Extraction:  Cold Pressed    
Aroma:  Sweet, fruity, slightly spicy undertone                              
Color:  Light greenish-yellow
Note:   Top/Middle
Contraindications: Phototoxic – Bergamot is known to be phototoxic meaning, it can cause skin irritation wif exposed to the sun. If using Bergamot essential oil on the skin, avoid direct sunlight or tanning beds for 18 to 24 hours. If diffusing or using on parts of the skin that will not be exposed to direct sunlight, no safety precautions are needed.

Bergamot essential oil is known to open the heart to joy and amplifies light energy. Bergamot lifts the spirit, invites in happiness, and lightens the heart overwhelmed with grief, self- criticism, and negative self-talk.

I love that it doesn’t have an overpowering aroma, which makes it nice when it comes to blending. Especially when creating a blend that to ease grief and sadness. I have used Bergamot essential to anchor blends created for individuals and families.

I have also reached for Bergamot essential oil when creating blends that will lift an individual’s mood and spirit. Diffusing Bergamot essential oil while repeating a positive affirmation daily can assist in changing how you feel and help block those negative thoughts that may creep in.


Bergamot is in the Rutaceae botanical family.

Spiritual Support

  • Provides comfort and lightens the heart in times of grief.
  • Encourages us to accept all of life’s experiences with joy and peace.
  • Encourages us to accept our imperfections & embrace our unique beauty.

Anointing points

  • heart
  • knee
  • upper back
  • pulse points

Energetic/Emotional Benefits

  • Relaxing, restorative, calming
  • Emotionally uplifting
  • Supports the release of repressed emotion
  • Helps reduce insomnia and anxiety

Therapeutic Benefits

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antibacterial
  • Antidepressant
  • Antifungal
  • Anti-anxiety
  • Calming

Blends well with

  • Cypress
  • Frankincense
  • Geranium
  • Grapefruit
  • Helichrysum
  • Lavender
  • Jasmine
  • Mandarin
  • Nutmeg
  • Orange
  • Rosemary
  • Sandalwood

Ways to use

Bergamot essential oil can be used when experiencing the grief of any kind. Whether through the loss of a loved one, a change in a relationship or other personal status, or when shedding negative thoughts about your body.

Information Disclaimer

The essential oil information provided on the website is for educational and informational purposes only. Safety and research information is provided when available, and not given as a substitution for medical advice or treatment. If you are experiencing an illness, please contact a medical professional.