Pure, Therapeutic Bergaptene free Bergamot essential oil
Botanical name : Citrus bergamia
Aroma : Sweet-fruity top note with herbaceous, somewhat balsamic body
Note Classification : Top Odor Intensity : 5
Key constituents : Limonene, Linalyl acetate, Linalool, Beta-pinene (Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request)
Shelf Life: 2 years or more if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.
Extraction method / Source : Peel of the fruit is cold pressed. Cold pressing preserves the aromatic and therapeutic properties of the oil. After extraction, Bergaptene is removed.
Plant description : Botanical family : Rutaceae (citrus) Bergamot trees originally grew exclusively in a narrow coastal strip in Calabria, Italy, but are now cultivated in Corsica, Morocco, Guinea and the Ivory Coast. Bergamot is a deciduous tree which can reach up nearly 40 feet. The tree has dark green, glossy leaves and produces small, bitter citrus fruits which become yellow when ripe. The fruit is exceedingly sour, and cannot be eaten, so the trees are primarily cultivated for essential oil.
Regions of Production : Italy
Growing Practices : Fruits are harvested from trees growing in the wild, away from chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
Properties : Analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic, antiviral, carminative, cicatrisant, deodorant, digestive, febrifuge, sedative, stomachic, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary (Battaglia, 2003) Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits : A great choice for helping manage oily skin and related conditions. Bergaptene free Bergamot is less likely to irritate sensitive skin.
Fragrant influences: Calming, uplifting, promotes concentration and harmony, useful for managing grief. Promotes restful sleep.
Safety : Non-toxic, non-sensitizing. Bergaptene free Bergamot is less likely to cause skin irritation, and is not reported to be phototoxic.
Blends well with : Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Orange, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver
History / Fun Facts : It is believed that Christopher Columbus brought bergamot trees to Bergamo, in northern Italy, from the Canary Islands. Bergamot oil gives Earl Grey Tea its distinctive scent and flavor.
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia
Wildwood, Chrissie, The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy, 1996. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.
Worwood, Valerie Ann, The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, 1991. New World Library, Novato, California
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