Lovely green light citrus/floral note, fruity and warm, much used by perfumers as a top note. Encouraging, balancing to the spirit. Combats fatigue due to stress, tension and anxiety. Is reputed to strengthen the immune system. The flavoring in Earl Grey tea. Some authorities recommend it as a treatment for herpes, shingles, eczema, and psoriasis, although much care must be used when applying it to the skin, due to the risk of photosensitivity.
WARNING: Never apply Bergamot to skin that will be exposed to the sun. Maximum dermal use to avoid phototoxicity is 0.4%. **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.
Certificate of Analysis:
Batch No. IT-B120027
Test Analysis courtesy of Essential Oil Awareness, an essential oil consumer testing group.
Batch No. IT-B120030
Batch No. IT-B120031
Batch No. IT-B120033
Batch No. IT-59083
Batch No. IT-59179
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.