Bergamot (bergaptene free) essential oil . Its aroma is uplifting, spicy, sweet scent; like orange and lemons with floral overtones......citrus spice with a high floral note. Inhaled, it relaxes the nervous system and acts as a digestive. Also used as an expectorant, gargle for a sore throat, inhaled for anxiety and depression, used for a variety of skin problems. It may be used as an inhalation for respiratory tract infections such as tonsilitis and bronchitis. It is a valuable antiseptic for the urinary tract and infections and inflammation such as cystitis.
Combined with tea tree it is used as a treatment for cold sores, chicken pox and shingles. Used in douches and sitz baths, bergamot oil has proved successful in gonococcal infections, leucorrhoea, vaginal prurities and urinary infections; add no more than 2-3 drops to some warm water. Its antiseptic properties make it ideal for treating wounds, herpes, acne and oily skin conditions. Bergamot imparts that unusual flavor to Earl Grey tea. It was and still is an important ingredient in the classic Eau de Cologne formula. Blends well with chamomile, lavender, neroli and rosemary.
Bergaptene-free Bergamot has had the chemical bergaptene removed which greatly reduces the risk of photosensitization when skin is exposed to the sun after use, but doesn't eliminate the issue 100%, use with caution when sun exposure is involved. This oil may be used in end products that will be used directly on the skin and which will remain on the skin for a long period of time. Flash point: 136F.