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Bergamot

Average Review: 5

From £7.30 £5.84

20% Off Essential Oils

Description

Soil Association Organic Certified - Logo

Citrus aurantium, ssp bergamia

Southern Italy

Organic - Soil Association certified

The oil is produced from the rind of the bitter orange tree by cold expression. It is nearly exclusively cultivated in southern Italy in the Calabria region. The fruits are harvested from November to January.

Chemically

It contains close to 50% linalyl acetate along with bergamotine, bergaptene, limonene and linalol. The bergaptene & bergamotine content (furocomarin) means that the oil is phototoxic and will cause burns to the skin if exposed to sunlight. It is important not to apply bergamot oil prior to going into the sun or use a bergapten free bergamot oil.

The aroma

Bergamot has a lovely fresh, citrus like, slightly bitter aroma and blends well with many others oils: Flowers, fruits, woods, spices

Therapeutically

Bergamot has strong antiseptic properties. It is also carminative, analgesic. It has a strong effect on the mind, being uplifting and anti-depressant

Caution

Bergamot is phototoxic and should not be used in stay-on products or prior to going into the sun.

To use as an ingredient in creams and ointments, use the bergapten free bergamot

To know more about Bergamot

Customer Reviews

5 Star Rating Brilliant Bergamot! - 10 August 2011

Reviewer: Emily from Coleford

Materia Aromatica's Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot BF) is the most beautiful I have ever found. It is obviously a certified organic essential oil of high quality. The quality of aroma and that of it's therapuetic effects are what we hope for as therapists and clients. I really recommend this product!