Bergamot Essential Oil: Benefits, Uses, and Blends
Calling all tea lovers! Famous for its soothing scent and spicy taste, bergamot is what gives Earl Grey its trademark citrus flavor. At VINEVIDA we source our bergamot essential oil straight from Italy, where the country’s temperate climate offers premier growing conditions. Looking for strong, fragrant bergamot oil at a competitive rate? Look no further. The bergamot essential oil we offer at VINEVIDA stands out among other brands in terms of packaging, pricing, and—above all—quality.
Extracted from the zest of a citrus fruit named 'Citrus Bergamia,' bergamot oil is famous for its floral and citrusy aroma. The bergamot fruit tree is native to Southeast Asia, though it is now prevalent around Europe. Bergamot has been used for centuries for its complex flavor profile, though recent trends reflect its increasing expansion into the health and beauty markets.
Component Breakdown of Bergamot Essential Oil
- Limonene: Limonene is derived from the peel of citrus fruits. One of the most common uses of limonene is as a solvent. It also has a strong citrus aroma, making it a common ingredient in many cosmetic fragrances. Research indicates limonene may have chemopreventive properties, though human trials are necessary in order to gain more concrete evidence.
- Linalool: Linalool occurs naturally in the essence of many different plants. A number of hygiene products contain linalool, which makes sense as research shows it to possess antifungal properties. Linalool also appears on the US Environmental Protection Agency website as a natural pesticide. Additional studies indicate that linalool also has sedative properties, meaning it may be able to help lower stress levels and improve sleeping patterns.
- Linalyl Acetate: Linalyl acetate is an acetate ester. It is derived from linalool and is both odorless and clear in color. You will commonly find this component in fragrances, soaps, and detergents.
- Gamma-Terpinene: Gamma-terpinene is classified as a monoterpene, and it boasts a strong, lemony scent. You will often see it in use as a fragrance enhancer or a common preservative.
- Sabinene: Research done on sabinene indicates it is a significantly effective anti-inflammatory agent.
- Bergapten: Bergapten occurs naturally in plants, particularly those from the citrus family such as bergamot (hence the name). It contains very strong photosensitizing properties, meaning it reacts strongly under UV rays including sunlight.
Bergamot Essential Oil for Wholesale Use
Here at VINEVIDA, we like to put emphasis on the three S's – sourcing, standards, and science. This is why we are able to offer high-quality, intensely aromatic oils. In addition to premium products, VINEVIDA also offers some of the most competitive pricing on the market. Whether you are an individual consumer or a retail marketer, we can offer you customizable packages. This allows you to choose which quantity you prefer to purchase. Our sizes range from a 10mL bottle to 396 lbs/50-gallon drums, with discounts in pricing offered when purchasing bulk bergamot essential oil.
Studies show promising results in terms of using bergamot oil for both the skin and hair. It appears to be able to help reduce symptoms of psoriasis and increase collagen levels, though it is necessary for more human trials to reinforce these results. Regardless of bergamot essential oil benefits for skin, there is no denying that the fragrant, floral aroma of this oil is a great addition to any beauty product. A few examples are:
- Bath Salts
Hair and Scalp Care
Certain studies indicate that bergamot is capable of promoting hair growth. Additionally, anecdotal evidence indicates that using bergamot essential oil for hair can help revive dull and lackluster locks. Massaging (diluted!) essential oils into the scalp helps to increase the blood flow, as well as achieve aromatherapeutic benefits. Add a few drops of bergamot essential oil to your favorite heat-protectant before blow-drying to encourage smooth, straight hair. You can also combine with your regular shampoo, or pour a small amount of diluted oil into your hand and massage it into the scalp with your fingertips.
Several clinical studies indicate that using bergamot essential oil in aromatherapy can help reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. The same studies found that in addition, bergamot was also able to lower heart rates and blood pressure, as well as providing pain relief. In addition to its potential health benefits, bergamot’s delicious aroma makes it the perfect oil to use when undergoing aromatherapy. There are many ways to achieve the benefits of aromatherapy, but the most common are inhalation through diffusion and topical use.
Adding bergamot to your regular lotions and potions is a great way to incorporate this versatile oil into your regular routine. Similarly, you can also add it to massage oil and rub into aching muscles and joints to potentially ease pain and reduce tension.
Bergamot is what is known as a top note oil. This means its bright, uplifting scent is the first fragrance you will notice in a blend. It is found in many different perfumes, as it has a balanced aroma of both citrus and spice. Some of the more well-known examples are Tom Ford’s Soleil Blance, Acqua di Parma, and of course Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria Bergamote Callabria.
Essential oils are popular for their intense aromas as well as their potential benefits in terms of health and well-being. Bergamot oil is one of many oils that offer both of these qualities in spades, making it the perfect addition to soaps. Here at VINEVIDA, we are careful to ensure all of bergamot’s original properties remain intact during extraction. As previously mentioned, this makes VINEVIDA oils highly aromatic and of superior quality to that of our competitors.
What Blends Well with Bergamot Essential Oil?
Even when using natural products it is important to proceed with caution. Only use bergamot oil externally, and only after properly diluting with a carrier oil. The most common carrier oils are coconut, jojoba, rosehip, and grapeseed oil. Mix one liquid ounce (or 30mL) for every two to three drops of essential oil. If suffering from underlying conditions remember to talk with a medical professional first, to ensure there are no potential reactions. Keep away from pets and small children.
Bergamot oil not only smells brilliant, but it is also versatile in terms of the products it can be used in. Furthermore, the potential benefits it holds in regards to skin and hair care have thrown this oil into the spotlight in the beauty and cosmetic industries. At VINEVIDA we offer bulk bergamot essential oil to manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, candles, and more. Call us today to find out more about our free shipping and competitive rates on wholesale essential oils.