Extraction Method: Cold Processed
Plant Part: Rind
Country of Origin: Italy
INCI Name: Citrus Bergamia
Benefits: Deodorant, antibiotic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, sedative, analgesic, antidepressant, disinfectant, cicatrizant, and digestive aid.
Just the sound of Bergamot essential oil brings about thoughts of the Italian coastline, clothes hanging out to dry, and wine and fruits spritzing the air. Bergamot essential oil is full of beautiful, light citrus notes. It is very complimentary to orange or lemon oils, and works great in face creams and serums, body washes, scrubs, and natural cleaning solutions. When bergamot is added to black tea, that tea becomes Earl Gray tea!
Bergamot oil is composed of alpha-pinene, alpha bergapten, alpha-terpineol, limonene, linalool, linalyl acetate, nerol, neryl acetate, beta bisabolene, geraniol, geraniol acetate and myrcene.
Bergamot can be used in products to help:
Increase circulation (think anti-aging with increased blood flow and collagen stimulation)
Anti-fungal and would healing salves, balms or sprays
Deodorants- try blending with some organic shea butter, organic coconut oil, white beeswax beads, and organic argan oil to make a refreshing deodorant alternative
Perfumes- blend with clary sage, frankincense, sandalwood, orange, or rosemary and create either a solid perfume or a spray on. Add this blend to any body lotion, soap bar or body wash and leave your skin and your bathroom smelling fresh.
Bergamot does contain bergapten, which means it can be damaged by sunlight. Always store pure bergamot essential oil in dark containers and away from direct sunlight, and tell customers to allow any product containing bergamot with bergapten to fully absorb before sitting in the sun.
Do not apply directly to skin. Most essential oils are not designed to be applied directly, rather they are designed to be mixed with a carrier oil such as our organic sunflower or organic jojoba oils. Always perform a small patch test when applying to skin.
Do not take internally unless you are licensed to apply them as such.
This information is for reference only. These recommendations have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not mean to treat, cure or remedy any diseases.