Name: Bergamot. (Bergaptene Free)
Species: Citrus aurantium bergamia
Method: Cold Expression.
Scent: Fruity, tangy, zesty
Colour: Light greenish-yellow
Extracted From: Peel of nearly ripe fruit
Historical: The oil was first sold in the city of Bergamot in Lombardy, Italy. Historically the oil has been used for fever and worms.
Of Interest: Used in eau-de-cologne and Earl Grey tea. Used extensively as a fragrance.
Aromatherapy Properties: Bergamot can help with anxiety, depression and stress.
Mouth infections, sore throat, tonsillitis. Acne, cold sores, spots, boils, eczema, psoriasis, oily skin.
Flatulence, loss of appetite.
Blends Well With: lavender, neroli, jasmine, cypress, geranium, lemon, chamomile, juniper
Safety Data: The chemical bergapten is phototoxic and cause skin problems in sunlight