This bergamot oil has a lovely, olive green color and exceptional
aroma. We recommend this pure, whole bergamot oil for use in a diffuser
or burner, and the Bergamot FCF for use in skin care products or
massage oils. Bergamot essential oil has the potential to cause burns
if applied before exposure to sunlight or tanning beds, and so for most
applications, we recommend the bergamot FCF (which reduces that risk).
However, we've had several requests for the whole bergamot oil, and so
we're offering it with the caution of only using it in a diffuser or
Bergamot oil is familiar to many as the flavoring in Earl Grey Tea.
It is a popular ingredient in many fragrances, cosmetics and perfumes,
and is most well known as the classic ingredient of eau-de-cologne. This
light, fruity citrus oil has an uplifting, refreshing aroma.
According to Gabriel Mojay ("Aromatherapy for Healing the
Spirit"), Bergamot oil has the ability to help disperse stagnant
Qi-energy, thus encouraging the release of pent-up emotions which can
keep us 'stuck'.
Do not apply this bergamot oil to skin or use in bath prior to
exposure to the sun or tanning lamp - it can increase the susceptibility
of the skin to severe burning. Bergaptene free Bergamot (FCF) is
available which reduces that risk.
Recipe Using Bergamot Essential Oil:
20 Drops Geranium Essential Oil
20 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
20 Drops Bergamot Essential Oil
Mix the essential
oils together and use in a candle diffuser or any diffuser of your
choice. If you prefer to make this into a massage or bath blend, please