Bergamot Essential Oil, (FCF) Bergaptene Free
Botanical binomial: Citrus bergamia
Other names: Citrus bergamia, bergamot essence
Country of Origin: Italy
Part of plant used in production: Fruit Peel
Methods of production: Cold Pressed
Description: Bergamot, also known as bitter orange is a tree specifically cultivated for it's valuable essential oil.
Characteristics: A refreshing yet delicate scent similar to lemon and orange but with a floral overtone. Bergamot-bergaptene free, has had its bergaptene molecules removed. Making the oil clear and appropriate for use in products where photo-toxicity can be a concern.
Properties: Analgesic, antidepressant, sedative, antiseptic, cicatrisant, deodorant, digestive, vermifuge, vulnerary, tonic, carminative
Constituents: alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, limonene, linalool, linalyl acetate, alpha-terpineol
Uses: A sedative for anxiety, depression, and nervous tension with an uplifting flowery freshness. It is an important ingredient in perfumery and one of the most popular in men's colognes. Used to treat cold sores, chicken pox, shingles, bronchitis, tuberculosis, relieves flatulence and indigestion. It's antiseptic properties make it ideal for treating acne and oily skin conditions
Blends well with: Neroli, rosemary, basil, lavender, lemon, geranium, eucalyptus, chamomile, cypress, grapefruit, juniper, jasmine, marjoram, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose otto, rose absolute, sandalwood, ylang-ylang.
Interesting Facts: : Bergamot trees cannot be propagated by seed, they can only be grafted onto bitter orange trees.
Safety: Dilute with carrier oil. For external use only.