Botanical INCI: Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil
Synonyms: Bergamot, Citrus Bergamia.
Bergamot is a cross between a bitter orange and a lemon, which is grown in almost all subtropical countries. Originally the tree comes from the West Indies. Christopher Columbus is said to have brought Bergamot from the Canary Islands. It is a small tree, which is currently cultivated mainly in Italy and the Ivory Coast. Bergamot pear is not used as a food. The tree is only grown for the essential oil, which is mainly used in the perfume industry. Bergamot oil is an important ingredient in eau de colognes and the well-known aroma in Earl Gray tea.
Extraction: Bergamot oil is obtained by cold pressing the skins of the nearly ripe fruit.
Applications: Aromatherapy applications, fragrance component in the perfume industry and cosmetic products.
Properties: Anti-depressant, calming for anxiety and restlessness, strong skin regeneration, wound healing and insomnia.
effect / helps with: Eczema, acne, psoriasis, itching, depression.
Attention: Bergamot oil is a highly phototoxic oil, which means that bergamot on the skin under the influence of sunlight (UV radiation) can cause brown skin discolorations.
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