Bergamot Oil
Bergamot Oil Bergamot Oil


We may recognize Bergamot as the distinct note of citrus flavor to Earl Grey Tea but this amazing fruit has also become popular in aromatherapy. Bergamot Essential Oil is extracted from the peels of the fruit and has a sweet, fresh, and slightly zesty aroma that makes it truly unique among the other citrus oils. When inhaled, Bergamot is known to calm the mind and soothe feelings of anxiety, even working to help us sleep better. Applied topically, Bergamot Essential Oil can help relieve skin irritation and promote faster wound healing while soothing pain and swelling. Additionally, it boasts benefits for the face, helping to cleanse and tighten pores and balance oil production on the skin.

Product Details

Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia

Origin: Italy

Aroma: Sweet, citrusy, tart, and fresh.

Consistency: Thin 

Color: Greenish - Yellow

Note: Top

Blends Well With: Geranium, Black Pepper, Cypress, Sandalwood, Rosemary, Nutmeg, Jasmine, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Lavender, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang essential oils. 

Family: Rutaceae

Method: Cold Pressed

Plant Part: Peel


  • Diffuse 3 drops each of Bergamot, Lavender, and Chamomile essential oils in the bedroom at night to encourage restful sleep.
  • Combine 4 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil with a carrier oil inside a 10ml roller bottle. Apply it to your wrists to help ease anxious feelings.
  • Dilute Bergamot Essential Oil in a carrier oil and gently apply to scars and scratches to help speed healing and fading.


Skin sensitivity may occur. Essential oils are highly concentrated and should be diluted before applying directly to the skin. Keep out of reach from children. If pregnant or breastfeeding please ask your doctor before use.

*Bergamot essential oil contains a substance known as bergapten which is phototoxic and may cause irritation when skin is exposed to UV radiation from the sun. It must always be diluted to a very low concentration before applying to the skin. Always be sure to wash the skin thoroughly and apply sunscreen before going outside when using bergamot essential oil topically.

This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Bergamot Oil

Are you looking for the perfect essential oil to elevate your next batch of soap? Or maybe you're looking for a soothing oil that can help you relax and decompress when you drop it in your diffuser after a long day. You might be surprised to learn that there's one oil that can do both of these things and more. That oil is Bergamot.

What Is Bergamot Oil?

Bergamot oil is an essential oil extracted from the rinds of the fruit of the Bergamot tree. It lends a refreshingly zesty, citrusy smell to anything it touches. If it reminds you of Earl Grey tea, that's because Bergamot is the secret ingredient that gives Earl Grey the distinctive taste that sets it apart from regular black tea.

The uniquely sweet and citrusy profile might remind you of other citrusy oils, such as orange, lemon, and grapefruit, but there's nothing quite like Bergamot.

How Is Bergamot Oil Extracted?

There are a couple of different ways you can extract Bergamot oil. But at The Essential Oil Company, it's our belief that Bergamot oil is best when it's extracted by cold-pressing.

Bergamot oil has over a dozen naturally occurring chemical compounds that give it its unique properties and distinctive smell. Exposure to high heat could destroy these compounds and produce a subpar oil.

During cold-press extraction, the outside of the peel of the whole Bergamot fruit is scraped to extract the small amount of oil that is in every rind without the addition of any heat. It takes about 100 Bergamot oranges to make just three ounces of high-quality essential oil.

Cold press extraction preserves the natural chemical compounds that make Bergamot oil so unique. It may take a little longer, but it’s well worth the time if it means delivering the highest-quality essential oil to you.

Benefits of Bergamot Oil

Can Help Relieve Anxiety and Boost Your Mood

Bergamot oil can help get you in the right frame of mind. It is thought that inhaling diffused Bergamot oil sends signals to your brain to release serotonin and dopamine. As a result, it can help promote relaxation, relieve feelings of anxiety, and boost your overall mood.

Pairs Well with Other Scents

On its own, Bergamot is already a star. But this versatile oil can also play a superb supporting role in almost any essential oil blend. The fresh and citrusy scent of Bergamot pairs well with other essential oils, like:

  1. Lavender
  2. Jasmine
  3. Rosemary
  4. Sandalwood
  5. Geranium
  6. Tea tree oil
  7. Cypress
  8. Helichrysum

It's important to remember that when you blend oils together, you not only blend their scents but their properties, too. You can combine Bergamot with similar oils to boost its properties or pair it with oils that have complementary properties to create a balanced and well-rounded blend.

4 Uses for Bergamot Oil

Now that you know some of the benefits of Bergamot oil, it's useful to know how you can use it. Below are four of the most popular uses for Bergamot oil.

1. Bergamot Oil for Aromatherapy

Since Bergamot is known to induce a relaxed feeling, it's perfect for aromatherapy in any form. You can place a couple of drops of oil into your oil diffuser and sit back with a good book, or mix it with a carrier oil like coconut oil to create a nourishing, relaxing massage oil.

You can even place a couple of drops right in the shower and let the steam from the shower create a gentle, therapeutic mist.

2. Bergamot Oil for Candle Making

Whether you make decorative candles or candles for aromatherapy, Bergamot can add a layer of complexity and depth to your scent blends. Bergamot is one of the lesser-known citruses, so this unique scent can help your candles stand out from your competition.

3. Bergamot Oil for Soapmaking

Many soapmakers keep Bergamot oil on hand for when they need a little hint of citrus in a batch of soap. And who could blame them? This oil is perfect for creating a fresh and clean scent and feeling.
Best of all, Bergamot can be added to liquid or bar soap. So no matter what kind of soap you specialize in, Bergamot is ready to be your best friend.

4. Bergamot for Cosmetics

Bergamot is a popular additive in many cosmetic products, including shampoo, hair oil, lotion, bath bombs, deodorant, and more. Whether you like to do DIY projects just for fun or you have your own cosmetic line, Bergamot oil can help take your next project to the next level.

Superior Support for Small Businesses

At The Essential Oil Company, we are proud to provide exceptional support for small businesses across the country. Below are just a few of the ways we strive to make your life a little easier.

Custom Private Label Services

Printing your own labels can be tedious and time-consuming. That's why we offer private labeling services that allow us to deliver your custom products already packaged and ready to be sold.

Access to Wholesale Pricing

We know small businesses often operate on very thin profit margins. Our wholesale pricing helps you kill two birds with one stone. You get to stock up on high-quality materials while also increasing your profits.

Create Your Own Essential Oils with Handmade Distillation Equipment

If you want to take production into your own hands, we can help you with that, too. We provide high-quality, handmade copper distillers that allow you to extract essential oils from plants through steam distillation or hydro distillation.

Although neither one of these methods is ideal for extracting Bergamot, most other essential oils can be safely extracted using steam distillation.

Let Us Know How We Can Help You

At The Essential Oil Company, we are committed to helping you however we can. Just let us know what you need, and we'll find the best way to make it happen.

Whether you need a custom label made, need help placing a large order, or just have a question about a specific ingredient, we are always happy to help. Our staff is packed full of friendly and knowledgeable experts who know our products like the back of their hand.

All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call, and you'll always be connected with a real human on the other end who can answer all of your questions.