Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) Essential Oil

bergamot essential oil profile

Notes: Also available as bergapten free (FCF) which is not phototoxic

Color: Light yellow to green, may fade upon aging or exposure to light

Viscosity: Thin

Method of Extraction: Cold pressed

Plant parts: Peel

Countries: Italy, parts of Africa

Scent: citrus, fresh, slightly floral and spicy, fruity, clean, sweet

Odor Intensity: Low

Blending Note: Top

Fragrance family: Citrus

Blends well with: Lavender, Neroli, Jasmine, Cypress, Geranium, Chamomile, Juniper, Other Citrus Oils

Chemical Notes: terpenes, esters

Properties: Anti-depressant, antiseptic, analgesic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, vermifuge, vulnerary

Physical Uses: Insomnia, discourages cats (repels), UTI, dyspepsia, mouth infections, sore throats, viral infections like herpes, shingles, and chicken pox

Emotional Uses: Balancing, relaxing, depression, stress, tension, anxiety, uplifting

Skin and Hair Care: Acne, oily skin, psoriasis, eczema, cold sores , encourages cell growth, deodorant, seborrhea

Safety: Do not go into the sun or UV light after using Bergamot unless a bergapten free version is used. The IFRA recommends a maximum of .4% dilution in topical applications.

Storage: Can oxidize quickly—transfer to smaller bottles as you use it to minimize headspace.

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