After years of searching, I finally found a Bergaptine Free Bergamot that smells delightful. I actually prefer this production to our Cold Pressed Organic Bergamot. Now, for therapeutic use and in the lamp or diffuser, I still want our organic, natural Bergamot. But natural cold-pressed Bergamot is NOT a safe oil to use on skin that will be exposed to either sunlight or ultraviolet light, and should not be used for perfumes or massage blends that might cause sun damage. This delightful Sicilian bergamot has had the bergaptine removed so that it IS safe for your perfumes or massage blends. No, it’s not a “pure and natural” oil, it has been adjusted for your safety. The producer has also decolorized it. The resulting oil has a mere tint of green to it, but not the richer green of our pure and natural Bergamot. This is the Bergamot you want for use in skin care, toiletries, etc.
WARNING: SAFE for sun and UV light exposure. No known contraindications.
**For other possible oils to avoid, please see our Contraindications page.
SHELF LIFE: Approximately 2 to 3 years after you open the bottle. Storing dark, refrigerated, and decanting half full bottles into smaller, full bottles will extend shelf life.
BLENDS WITH: It’s hard to think of an oil that doesn’t blend well with Bergamot, but, for a short list: Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavenders, Nutmeg, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylangylang.