Bergamot 101

The basics: 

Bergamot is derived from cold-pressing the rind of the fragrant Bergamot fruit, which looks like a combination of an orange and a lime. Fun fact: that spicy, citrusy aroma you love in earl grey tea? That’s Bergamot. As the finest scent in the citrus family, Bergamot is found in about half of women’s perfumes and a third of men’s colognes. It’s a great multi-use essential oil for the home as well—we love it because it’s fresh and comforting.

Our source: France

How we use it:

  • Cozy at home: diffuse Cedarwood, Lavender and Bergamot to create a grounded, comforting atmosphere.
  • Bath time: Bergamot is known as a relaxant—add 7 drops to your tub for a cozy, yet refreshing experience.
  • You Glow Girl: add 7 drops Bergamot and 4 drops of Grapefruit to boiling water. Cover your face with a towel over the bowl and breathe deeply. The oils help tighten and brighten your skin. 

Blends well with: Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, Lavender.

Illustration by Mary Clare Wilkie.