BOTANICAL NAME: Citrus bergamia
PLANT PART: Fruit peel.
EXTRACTION METHOD: Cold press
DESCRIPTION: A thin, light yellowish green to yellowish brown liquid.
AROMATIC SUMMARY: 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.
BLENDS WITH: Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Orange, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver and Ylang-ylang.
BENEFITS AND USES: Natural mosquito repellant, Bergamot essential oil is unique among citrus oils due to its ability to be both uplifting and calming, making it ideal to help with anxious and sad feelings. Diffuse Bergamot oil when stress levels or tension is high.
FACTS OF INTEREST: The Bergamot tree can grow up to four meters high, with star-shaped flowers, and smooth leaves, bearing citrus fruit resembling a cross between an orange and a grapefruit, but in a pear shape. The fruit ripens from green to yellow. The name Bergamot is derived from the city Bergamo in Lombardy where the oil was first sold.
Cautions: Bergamot Essential Oil has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin. Due to the presence of bergaptene in this oil, please consult a physician prior to using it. Dilute well before use; May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.