Good for more than just your cup of Earl Grey!
Bergamot is the green, wrinkly-lime-looking citrus well known for it's distinctive (and rather dreamy) scent, synonymous with the rolling hills of Southern Italy, aromatherapy, and for when you fancy a more bougie cuppa.
Closely related to oranges, Bergamot has a bright and refreshing scent, but with a uniquely floral and spicy kick to it, putting it on another level to its citrus siblings. With this scent profile, it's easy to see why it's an aromatherapy star and can be found in so many of our favourite beauty products.
Great scent aside, therapeutically, Bergamot is well noted for its ability to reduce anxiety, and is also thought to have pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties (woah) - so it's a great all rounder for skincare. Not just that, some studies have even shown it can help reduce cholesterol, so all that remains to be asked is, if you're not already using it, why not?!
Want your own Bergamot fix? Here's some of our favourites -
We love this amazing candle, scented with Bergamot, Pimento Berries & Parsley. Light it after a long day to de-stress and chill out.
Layer upon layer of hydrating, moisturising and stimulating oils, blended with bergamot, cardamom, orris root and vetiver to make this warming, nourishing oil that can be used from head to toe.