Bergamot Essential Oil | Bergaptene-Free


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Bergamot Essential Oil | Bergaptene-Free
Bergamot Essential Oil | Bergaptene-Free

Bergamot Essential Oil | Bergaptene-Free -10ml/ .33 oz

Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia-risso

Country of origin: Italy

Parts Used: Fruit Peel

Extraction Method: Cold Pressed

Note Classification: Top

Aroma: Light, Floral, Citrus

Overview:

No bergaptene means you’re free to lather up and have as much fun in the sun as you please! Bergaptene is the chemical in bergamot oil which produces phototoxicity, and it has been eliminated from this product.

Bergamot oil is definitely a favorite among the Frankie and Myrrh staff. Not that working here is stressful, but bergamot oil is widely used to relieve stress and anxiety. In fact, it is often used in hospitals prior to surgery to relieve patients’ anxiety. This citrusy, fruity smell is sure to delight anyone looking to kickstart their spirits and alleviate any less-than-desirable feelings.

If you’ve ever enjoyed earl grey tea, you already know that the bright citrus notes of bergamot complete the tea experience. It is also used in the perfume industry as the all-important top note, as well as in the pest repellent industry, as a pest repellent.

 A word of warning, however. As with many citrus oils, bergamot is phototoxic, which means that if applied topically, it will react with sunlight and may burn the skin. That being said, a study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, proved bergamot essential oil's amazing antifungal properties when used as a topical remedy for infections brought by candida fungus strains. That’s a lesson of comic book proportions. With great power comes great responsibility.

 

Antimicrobial Chemotherapy June 2008, 61(6):1312-4

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine December 2013, 2013:927419

  • Keep out of reach of children and pets

  • Keep all oil bottles tightly closed, cool, and away from direct sunlight.

  • Do not place essential oils directly in the eyes, ears, or nose.

  • Dilute properly before topical applications.

  • Do not take orally without proper saftey precautions and the supervision of licensed physician or aromatherapist.

**Please consult your doctor before use, if you are pregnant or have any medical condition. Avoid getting product in eyes. This product has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent disease. Individual results may vary.

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