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Bergamot
Please note the following referenced scientific research is for informational use only. The results reported below may not necessarily occur in all our customers.

Bergamot is an elegant, bright and aromatic citrus fruit. Bergamot is one of the essential notes of the Chypre accord, along with jasmine, rose, oakmoss and patchouli. It is used as a top note to lift heavier compositions.

SCENT THERAPY

+Relaxing +Uplifting

HOW IT WORKS?

The major components in Bergamot (limonene, linalyl acetate and linalool) minimises symptoms of stress-induced anxiety while uplifting mood. Research has shown that inhaling bergamot affects HPA (hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal) axis by decreasing glucocorticoid levels, hence highly effective as a relaxant in supporting you during stressful moments (Lizarraga-Valderrama, 2020).

When studying the effects of inhalation of bergamot essential oil on mental health and well-being, a 2017 study showed a significant increase of positive feelings after exposure to bergamot EO for 15 min (Han et al., 2017).

In another study consisting of 41 healthy women, inhalation of bergamot essential oil was shown to significantly decrease salivary cortisol and improve their mood considerably (Watanabe et al., 2015).

Therefore, studies have shown that both the HPA axis and the GABAergic system are involved in the anxiolytic and antidepressant properties of bergamot Essential oil.

DO YOU KNOW?

The flavour of Earl Grey tea comes from bergamot.

HOW IS IT EXTRACTED?

The essential oil of bergamot is expressed from the ripe fruit peel.
It is used extensively in perfumery for its sweet freshness.

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Reference

Han, X., Gibson, J., Eggett, D. L., & Parker, T. L. (2017, March 24). Bergamot (citrus bergamia) essential oil inhalation improves positive feelings in the waiting room of a mental health treatment center: A pilot study. Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) Essential Oil Inhalation Improves Positive Feelings in the Waiting Room of a Mental Health Treatment Center: A Pilot Study. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ptr.5806.

Lizarraga-Valderrama, L. R. (2020, August 29). Effects of essential oils on central nervous system: Focus on mental health. Wiley Online Library. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ptr.6854.
Watanabe, E., Kuchta, K., Kimura, M., Rauwald, H. W., Kamei, T., & Imanishi, J. (2015, February 19). Effects of Bergamot (CITRUS bergamia (RISSO) Wright & ARN.) essential Oil aromatherapy on Mood STATES, parasympathetic nervous System activity, and Salivary cortisol levels in 41 Healthy Females. Effects of Bergamot (Citrus bergamia (Risso) Wright & Arn.) Essential Oil Aromatherapy on Mood States, Parasympathetic Nervous System Activity, and Salivary Cortisol Levels in 41 Healthy Females. https://doi.org/10.1159/000380989.