Bergamot essential oil

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Bergamot essential oil

INCI: Citrus Bergamia Peel Oil Expressed

CAS No.:8007-75-8 / 89957-91-5
EINECS/ELINCS Nº: 289-612-9
Origin(s): Vegetable
Grade: Cosmetic
It is 100% pure, natural and unadulterated. It is free of GMOs, parabens, preservatives, and formaldehyde.
Not tested on animals. Not treated with ionizing radiation. Without SVHC substances. Without CRM substances. Free of BST/TSE substances. No nanomaterials. No pesticides.
OBTAINING METHOD: Distillation by dragging steam.
NATURE OF THE PRODUCT: 100% Pure and Natural Essential Oil.
SMELL: Characteristic, citric, fresh, woody, sweet.
RELATIVE DENSITY 20º C : 0.864 – 0.883
REFRACTIVE INDEX 20º C : 1.464 – 1.470
OPTICAL ROTATION: (+15º / +36º)
Olfactory Note: HIGH
Other essential oils that work well with it are: lavender, lemon, orange, grapefruit, mint, eucalyptus, tea tree, ginger, ylang ylang or geranium.
Bergamot essential oil is one of the best essential oils for skin care. This oil is extracted from the skin of the bergamot fruit, which is a small citrus fruit. Bergamot essential oil has a pleasant citrus fragrance that helps calm the senses and reduce stress. This oil also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that help cleanse the skin and prevent infection. Also, bergamot essential oil can be used to treat skin problems like acne, scars, and dark spots. Its main components are b-pinene, limonene, g-terpinene, linalool, linalyle acetate, b-bisabolene and geranial.

What is Bergamot essential oil?

Bergamot essential oil is extracted from the rind of the Citrus bergamia fruit, native to Italy. This fruit is a natural hybrid between lemon and bitter orange. Bergamot essential oil is highly valued in the perfumery and cosmetics industry due to its fresh, citrusy aroma.

Properties of Bergamot essential oil

Bergamot essential oil is a true medicine cabinet of nature when it comes to taking care of our skin and hair. Here are some of its most notable benefits:

For the skin:

1. Antimicrobial: It can help fight bacteria and fungi that cause skin problems, such as acne and dermatitis.
2. Astringent: Helps reduce the appearance of pores and controls sebum production on the skin.
3. Anti-inflammatory: Reduces inflammation and redness on the skin.
4. Antioxidant: Protects the skin from free radicals and damage caused by UV rays.
5. Moisturizing: Helps soften and nourish dry skin.

For the hair:

1. Sebum regulator: controls the production of sebum in the scalp, which makes it useful in products for oily hair.
2. Strengthener: Strengthens hair and reduces the appearance of split ends.
3. Antimicrobial: Fights bacteria and fungi that cause scalp problems, such as dandruff.
4. Refreshing: Its fresh and citrus scent that can help refresh hair and leave it with a pleasant scent.
5. Antioxidant: Protects hair from free radicals and UV damage.

Uses of Bergamot essential oil in cosmetics:

Bergamot essential oil can be used in many different cosmetic products, including soaps, moisturizers, shampoos, and conditioners. The recommended dosage of bergamot essential oil in body products is 0.5-1%, while a lower concentration of 0.1-0.5% is recommended for facial products. For hair products, a concentration of 1 to 2% can be used:
- Bergamot essential oil soap: The recommended dose is 20-30 grams per kilogram of soap.
- Bergamot essential oil moisturizing cream: The recommended dose is 0.5-1 gram per 100 grams of cream.
- Bergamot essential oil facial toner: The recommended dose is 1-2 grams per 100 ml of toner.
- Bergamot essential oil shampoo: The recommended dose is 1-2 grams per 100 ml of shampoo.
- Bergamot essential oil conditioner: The recommended dose is 1-2 grams per 100 ml of conditioner.

Who can use Bergamot essential oil:

Bergamot essential oil is suitable for all skin and hair types. Here is a selection of its main properties for each type:
- Oily skin: controls the production of sebum in the scalp, which makes it useful in products for oily hair. Additionally, it has antimicrobial and astringent properties, making it a useful ingredient in products for acne and oily skin.
- Dry skin: its moisturizing properties, so it can help nourish and soften dry skin.
- Mature skin: it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it ideal for the care of mature skin and to combat free radicals. Additionally, it can help reduce the appearance of dark spots and scars on the skin.
- Sensitive skin: it is a mild and non-irritating ingredient, so it can be beneficial for sensitive skin. However, it is important to perform a patch test before using any bergamot essential oil product on sensitive skin.
- Oily hair: Helps control sebum production on the scalp, which can reduce the appearance of oily hair.
- Dry hair: hydrates the scalp and hair, which can reduce the appearance of dry and brittle ends.
- Dyed hair: maintains hair color, as it has antioxidant properties that can protect hair from free radicals.
- Damaged Hair: Strengthens hair and reduces the appearance of split ends and brittle hair.
- Fine Hair: Gives volume to fine hair, as it has astringent properties that can help reduce the appearance of greasy and heavy hair.
Important: Anyone can use Bergamot essential oil in cosmetics, as long as they are not allergic or sensitive to this essential oil. It is important to remember that essential oils must be diluted in a carrier oil before being applied to the skin, since direct use can cause irritation or burns. In addition, it is recommended to do a sensitivity test on a small area of the skin before using any product containing Bergamot essential oil.

How Bergamot essential oil is produced:

Bergamot essential oil is obtained by cold pressing the peel of the fruit of Citrus Bergamia Risso, Rutaceae, which comes from the tree called bergamot. This tree originates from the mixture of the lemon tree and the orange tree, which justifies its pear shape and its yellow color. The components it contains make it a very effective oil for skin and hair care.

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