Bergamot (FCF) Essential Oil has a lovely, fruity aroma with a very slight balsamic undertone.
It's great for use in skincare massage preparations or body lotions as it has a wide range of properties beneficial to the skin.
It's an uplifting and refreshing oil which you may also find useful during the colder weather to give you a little lift. It can also help maintain a balanced mood.
Commonly used in candles and soap making, Bergamot is great to burn or vaporise to banish household smells - especially tobacco.
We've rectified the oil to remove the furcoumarins which make unrectified Bergamot oil hazardous to use before or during a spell in the sun. However, caution should still be applied before using this version of Bergamot on exposed areas of skin in the sunlight.
The Italians have used Bergamot in folk medicine for centuries.
Obtained by pressing the peels of the unripe fruits, followed by rectification to produce an oil free from furanocoumarins.
Fresh and fruity with a slightly balsamic undertone.
Antiseptic, uplifting, relaxing, refreshing.
Linalyl acetate, linalol, sequiterpines, terpenes
INCI name:Citrus aurantium bergamia Fruit Oil
The fruit has been used in Italian folk medicine for hundreds of years. The oil was primarily used for the treatment of intestinal worms and fever. The fruit was not exported from Italy until very recently. Traditionally used as an antiseptic, deodorant, perfume, soothing agent and as a skin conditioner.
Dilute in a carrier oil before skin application. Keep away from children and out of eyes. Do not take internally or apply undiluted to the skin. For further advice on using essential oils to treat medical conditions, we recommend you seek advice from a professional.
Please note that Amphora Aromatics Ltd cannot be held responsible for any injury, illness or adverse reaction to any recipes, instructions or advice given. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that they have followed the relevant safety protocols and that they are aware of any possible side effects before use. We always advise that a skin patch test is carried out before full usage of any natural product whether purchased from ourselves or elsewhere.
'Three main areas in which the oil is uniquely valuable are: urinary tract infection, depression and anxiety, and skin care.' - excerpt taken from Aromatherapy an A - Z by Patricia Davis.
'Psoriasis - Add Chamomile Roman Essential Oil and Bergamot to the bath. Massage the affected area with 1 drop Bergamot, 1 drop Cajeput Essential Oil to 2ml Jojoba Oil, 5ml Avocado Oil and 5ml Wheatgerm.' - an excerpt from Aromatherapy Simply For You by Marion Del Gaudio Mak.
'Obtained from the rind of a small orange-like fruit native to Italy, it is valuable for depression, anxiety and skin care. It's light, uplifting fragrance blends well with other essential oils'. - an excerpt from Aromatherapy A Guide For Home Use. .