Bergamot is a small tree that reaches about 4.5m (15ft) high. It has smooth, oval leaves and bears small round fruits that turn from green to yellow when they ripen. Pure Bergamot oil is extracted by cold pressing the peel of the fruit. However, Bergamot contains Bergaptenes, chemicals which are believed to lead to photosensitivity of the skin, and the prevention of the intestine absorbing Potassium, an important element. Bergaptene free Bergamot oil is made using fractional distillation of pure Bergamot Oil. Bomb Cosmetics only sells Bergaptene free Bergamot Oil. Bergamot Oil blends well with Lavender, Neroli, Geranium, Clary Sage and other Citrus essential oils.
Choose a carrier oil and a correspondingly coloured essential oil or oils to blend for the bath or burner. Never use essential oils undiluted on the skin!
Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citral*, Limonene*, Linalool*. * occurs naturally in essential oils.