This is a bergapten free Bergamot which reduces the susceptability to photosensitising. This fresh and fruity pure citrus oil has a sophisticated and uplifting scent. It blends beautifully with many other scents and is the perfect top note. Bergamot has antiseptic properties and is sometimes used as a skin astringent.
|County of Origin||Italy|
|Therapeutic Properties||Anti-bacterial, Anti-depressant, Anti-infectious, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-viral, Carminative, CNS tonic, Digestive tonic, Sedative, Stomachic|
|Chemical Family||Esters, Monoterpenes|
|Approx. Shelf Life||4 - 5 years|
|Plant Parts||Rind | Fresh fruit|
|Method of Extraction||Expression|
|Blends well with||Chamomile, Coriander, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, lLmon, Neroli, Ylang Ylang|
History: The name bergamot originated from the Italian city of Bergamot in Lombardy. It is said that this tree was discovered by Christopher Columbus and he introduced it to Spain and Italy, but this is not likely. The first Italian record of its use was in 1725.
Characteristics: The aroma is basically citrus, yet fruity and sweet with a warm spicy floral quality, and is reminiscent of Neroli, giving a middle note of medium strength.
Indications: Used for acne, boils, cold sore, eczema, insect repellent, oily complexion, psoriasis, scabies, wounds, halitosis, mouth infections, sore throat, tonsillitis, flatulence, loss of appetite, cystitis, thrush, colds, fever, flu, infectious diseases & anxiety. Bergamot is one of the most popular of all aromatherapy oils. It calms, soothes, promotes sleep, de-stresses, and counters depression.
Mode of Administration:
Safety: Dilute well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.