Botanical name: Citrus bergamia
Botanical family: Rutaceae
Plant part: Fresh fruit rind
Aroma: Citrus, sweet, herbaceous, lemony, peppery
Evaporation note: Top
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Cultivation method: Organic
Country of origin: Italy
Main chemical families: Esters, monoterpenes
Benefits: Uplifting yet calming. Brings positive and cheerful energy.
Safety and contraindications
Hazards and Contraindications: Bergamot is phototoxic. If applied topically avoid exposing the skin to sunlight or sunbed rays for 12 hours.
Cautions: Do not use if oil is old or oxidized.
Maximum dermal use level: 0.4% to avoid phototoxicityTisserand, R., Young, R., & Williamson, E. M. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals. Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier.
Maximum dermal use : 2 drops in 1 ounce (.4%)
Warning: Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil before applying topically. Do not apply internally or ingest any essential oil. Keep away from children. Store in a cool place and away from direct light.