What is Bergamot Oil?
Bergamot oil is an essential oil extracted from the peel of the bergamot fruit, a variety of citrus. It is known for its citrusy and fresh aroma, similar to that of orange or lemon.
Its primary active components are found in its aromatic compounds, such as limonene and linalool. These compounds may have relaxing and balancing properties for your skin, and they are also believed to have positive effects on mood. Bergamot oil is used in moisturizers, body oils, hair products, and aromatherapy items like essential oils or scented candles.
Bergamot oil is photosensitive, which means it can increase the skin's sensitivity to the sun and cause sunburns. Therefore, it's important to use products containing it at night or ensure sun protection if applied during the day.
⦁ Aromatic: Bergamot oil is valued for its delightful citrusy and fresh aroma, which is reminiscent of oranges or lemons. It is commonly used in aromatherapy and scented products for its pleasant fragrance.
⦁ Relaxing: It is often used in aromatherapy to help reduce stress and promote a sense of calm and relaxation.
⦁ Antibacterial: Bergamot oil possesses antibacterial properties, which can help in skincare and personal care products to combat harmful bacteria and maintain skin hygiene.