Bergamot Essential Oil
Bergamot FCF – Bergapten Free!
Species: Citrus bergamia
Part Used: Rind
Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed
This Bergamot Essential oil is Bergapten free! Bergapten is a compound commonly found in Bergamot Essential Oil. Studies have shown that this compound can be toxic over certain volumes. Don’t worry! Ours has none!
Bergamot essential oil is utilized in the production of over 50% of women’s perfume.
Aroma: Flowery Citrus with a Subtle Spice
Analgesic, Anti-Inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Digestive, Sedative, Uplifting
Depression, Insomnia, Anxiety, Massage, Acne, Anger, Cold Sores, Colic, Indigestion, Eczema, Infection, Intestinal Parasites
Commonly Blended With:
Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, Basil, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Lavender, Juniper Berry, Pine, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang
Bergamot is a plant that produces a type of citrus fruit. Oil taken from the peel of the fruit is used to make medicine.
Some people treat a skin condition called psoriasis by applying bergamot oil directly to the skin and then shining long-wave ultraviolet (UV) light on the affected area. Bergamot oil is also applied to the skin (used topically) for a tumor caused by a fungal infection (mycosis fungoides) and for pigment loss (vitiligo).
It is also used as an insecticide to protect the body against lice and other parasites.
Bergamot oil is sometimes inhaled (used as aromatherapy) to reduce anxiety during radiation treatment.
In foods, bergamot oil is widely used as a citrus flavoring agent, especially in gelatins and puddings.
In manufacturing, bergamot oil is used in perfumes, creams, lotions, soaps, and suntan oils. –WebMD
The bergamot essential oil is particularly subject to adulteration being an essential oil produced in relatively small quantities. Generally adulteration is to “cut” the oil, i.e. adding distilled essences of poor quality and low cost, for example of bitter orange and bergamot mint and/or mixtures of terpenes, natural or synthetic, or “reconstruct” the essence from synthetic chemicals, coloring it with chlorophyll.
Worldwide, each year, around three thousand tonnes of declared essence of bergamot are marketed, while the genuine essence of bergamot produced annually amounts to no more than one hundred tons. – Wikipedia
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