Main Constituents: Limonene: 40.47%, Linalyl acetate: 26.79%, Linalool: 10.78%
The bergamot tree can grow up to four meters high and bears pear-shaped citrus fruit resembling a cross between an orange and a grapefruit. The oil is extracted from the skin of the fruit through cold compression. In this variety, the bergaptene content which causes photosensitivity has been removed.
Bergamot oil is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic. It’s uplifting scent is popular, and it is widely used in the perfume industry and the pharmaceutical industry.
Some of the most common benefits are believed to include:
soothe emotions, relieve stress
antidepressant and sedative
relieve joint and muscle pain
aids digestive system
soothe skin irritations
cleanse oily skin
kill germs and bacteria
Cautions: 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.