Its name in Turkish translates to “King of the Pears,” which fits perfectly with the fruit’s pear-shaped peel that is cold pressed to create the oil. It was named after the city where Bergamot was first sold, Bergamo in Lombardy, Italy. Known as one of the most versatile oils in existence, Bergamot has the ability to adapt to the specific needs of the person using it.
Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia
Extraction: Cold pressed
Cultivation: Wild grown
Plant Part: Peel
Aroma: Fresh and fruity with a slightly spicy undertone
Applications: Dilute to use topically, aromatically
Benefits: Acne, antiseptic, cold sores, depression, eczema, external infections, gallstones, herpes, intestinal parasites, nervousness, psoriasis, soothes nerves
Safety Considerations: Dilute well before use; May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided. May increase skin sensitivity that has been exposed to sunlight due to the high bergaptene content. Practice caution and care for all topical applications.
This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).