Essential Oils - Bergamot
Bergamot, a small green or yellow citrus fruit, is named after the Italian city of Bergamot in Lombardy where its oil was first sold. It’s also a major ingredient in Earl Grey tea!
Bergamot oil is extracted via cold press of the peel of the nearly ripe fruit. While it’s long been used as a holistic remedy for fever and worms, recent research suggests bergamot may have a list of applications comparable to lavender, including:
- insect repellant
- treatment of insect bites
- treatment of muscle & joint aches
SAFETY DATA – Bergapten, a compound found in bergamot oil, can cause photosensitivity (sun allergy) if used on the skin. However, the bergamot oil in our products is bergapten-free. Bergapten-free oil is otherwise non-toxic, and non-irritant.
Sourced from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils : The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy and Herbalism