Citrus bergamia species of the rutaceae family. An outstanding bergamot essential oil obtained by cold expression of the peel of nearly ripe Sicilian fruits. Sicilian bergamot is regarded as being of higher quality than Ivory Coast bergamot. The essential oil is a dark greenish-orange liquid with a sweet, fruity aroma and a slight spicy-balsamic undertone.
Often a first choice for anyone feeling slightly down in the dumps. This oil brings a little sunshine into peoples lives. It is also a favourite to vaporise in the sick room.
Methods of use: Bath, massage, vaporisation, skin and beauty preparations.
Cautions: Phototoxic so do not use in strong sunlight or under ultra-violet light. Keep skin out of the sun for 12 hours after a massage. More than 1% in a blend may irritate sensitive skins.