Getting down to essentials: Bergamot Essential Oil

If you are an avid tea drinker, you can probably identify Earl Grey from a host of other tea options because of its scent. Earl Grey tea owes its uniqueness to Bergamot Essential Oil, whose scent is similar to that of a sweet and light orange peel oil, with a floral note.

Bergamot Essential Oil is extracted from the rind of the nearly ripe fruit of the Bergamot tree, a blend between sour orange and lemon (or citron). The Bergamot fruit looks like a round lemon. While the roots of the Bergamot tree can be traced back to South East Asia, the tree was more widely cultivated in Southern Italy. Bergamot gets its name from the Italian city of Bergamo in Lombardy, Italy.

Bergamot Oil is used extensively in perfumes because it is uplifting and blends well with other essential oils. In fact, it was a component of the original Eau de Cologne developed in Germany in the 17th century.

Skin care products also contain Bergamot oil because of its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Bergamot helps to treat various skin disorders, such as psoriasis, vitiligo, and acne.[1]

Eases Stress and Joint Pain

Bergamot Oil sweet floral scent helps to boost mood, reduce stress, and promote calm and a feeling of well-being.  For these reasons, it’s a popular essential oil for diffusing.

Scientists also have found that Bergamot might protect the joints in people taking aromatase inhibitors (Aromatase inhibitors lower estrogen levels in the body by blocking aromatase, an enzyme that converts other hormones into estrogen as part of cancer treatment.) However, more research is needed. [2]

Are your clients in need of a lift? 

Clients looking for a lift will appreciate a massage that features Bergamot Essential Oil. BIOTONE has a wide array of essential oil and massage therapy products that contain Bergamot Essential Oil. You can choose from:



[1] Staughton, John, “Top Six Benefits of Bergamot,” Organic Facts, February 18, 2020.
[2] “Health Benefits of Bergamot Oil,” Nourish by WebMD, Accessed November 4, 2021.