Tuesday, 15 January 2013

B is for....

 I have chosen to illustrate Bergamot this week.  This is a beautiful essential oil, distilled from the Bergamot orange Citrus bergamia and named after the Italian city of Bergamo in Lombardy, where the oil was first sold. It is a wonderful uplifting oil with a fruity and sweet scent that has a spicy floral quality.It is especially good for stress related conditions and depression, has a superb antiseptic effect on urinary tract infections and cystitis, skin problems, postnatal depression and  colds and flu. It is widely used in the perfumary and toilet industry and was the main ingredient for the classic 4711 Eau-de-cologne fragrance. It is also used to flavour Earl Grey Tea. So here is the tag I put together:
 
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I first coloured the base of the tag with Squeezed Lemonade distress ink and cut out the wrapping from a lovely bar of Italian Bergamot soap I received. Then the letter B, a water-coloured teacup and saucer and the words Earl Grey with a photograph of half a bergamot orange. The gentleman encased in a tea-bag shape perspex tag is from a box of Earl Grey Tea, I thought he added a touch of sobriety to a very bright tag! I shall now go and enjoy all your lovely 'B's, have a good week everyone, keep warm! x

14 comments:

  1. Lovely tag this week - so bright and I love the vintage advertising - I tried growing Bergamot in my herb garden but it didn't do terribly well - it is such a pretty plant though.

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  2. Very nice-- as you may know, I love collage!

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  3. Beautiful tag, I can almost smell the tea! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. lovely idea for your tag Barb, I love the scent of Bergamot and Earl Grey is my favourite tea, love the fresh bright colour and your little watercolour teacup is sweet.

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  5. Gorgeous collaged tag, love the recycling too :o)

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  6. Beautiful tag... Fabulous design... Perfect! May x x x

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  7. Wow, I didn't know Bergamot was so good for us! This is a beautifull & bright tag Barb and I love the vintage look to it.

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  8. Cool! This is such an interesting series. Blessings!

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  9. Great tag and the detail in your description is good to have too! ;-)

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  10. This is lovely! Bergamot sounds fantastic. Think I could do with some to chase away the winter blues! Carolyn x

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  11. I love your aromatic tag,so informative too, just had to have a sniff of the tea caddy! Jane xx

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  12. Not only a great tag, but wonderful information. Being a lover of Earl Grey tea, I feel I know a lot more about its ingredients - thank you, Barb.

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  13. Beautiful, fresh looking tag to cheer us up during the snowstorms! what could be nicer than Earl Grey tea, lemon and bergamot soap!
    Jane x

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  14. Ah! No wonder I like Earl Grey Tea so much!!!! Brilliant tag and just love your little gentleman tag. Hugs Mrs A.

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