Bergamot E.O BF/FCF FREE

Adam Michael has this to say “The three main areas in which bergamot essential oil is uniquely valuable are: urinary tract infection, depression and anxiety, and skin care. Bergamot essential oil has a strong affinity for the urino-genital tract, and is one of the most valuable oils (along with chamomile and garlic oil) in treating cystitis and urethritis. Many cases of cystitis begin as urethritis, and the infection travels up the urethra to the bladder. Bergamot oil used in the very early stages, can often prevent the infection from spreading upwards in this way. It should be added to the bath, and used as a local wash (very diluted-to ½ % or 1%). Bergamot is especially valuable to people who suffer from recurrent attacks of cystitis, as it is a powerful disinfectant of the urinary system.

The bergamot tree (Citrus bergamia) is a citrus widespread in Southern Italy since hundreds of years but whose exact origins are still unknown. The fruit (like a miniature orange), has been used for centuries in Italian folk medicine, but not in that of other countries, as the tree was almost unknown outside Italy, and the fruit was not exported until relatively recent times.

Many people with recurrent cystitis are also tense, anxious or depressed, and this can become a vicious circle, in which the tension sparks off an attack, and the lowering effects of the illness lead to even greater depression. Although chamomile and garlic are both valuable for the physical treatment of this debilitating condition, there is nothing better than bergamot essential oil to break this chain reaction, by relieving the tension and depression, whilst actively treating the physical causes. The fragrance is equally acceptable to men and women, and it blends with almost any flower oil, giving it considerable versatility. Lavender/bergamot, geranium/ bergamot or all three of these oils together, are among some of the most pleasing combinations. It is particularly valuable for adding a sharper note to some of those oils which may be deemed over sweet. Dr Jean Valnet mentions the use of bergamot for loss of appetite, and this, combined with its powerful antidepressant properties, would seem to indicate a valuable possibility for helping in anorexia nervosa. The antiseptic properties of bergamot, allied to its really delicious fragrance, make it the first choice for treating acne, oily skins and all infected skin conditions. It can be used in a massage for facial treatment, or blended in creams, lotions or aromatic waters.

A hot compress of bergamot essential oil can be used on boils to draw out the infection and promote healing, though a person with boils should also be advised on dietary and other ways of eliminating toxins. Bergamot is also an effective insect repellent, and is used commercially for this purpose. It needs to be re-applied fairly often, and is probably more effective in a blend with lavender. It is also used commercially in various preparations intended to keep cats and dogs away from plants, and here again, fresh application every few days is needed to make it really effective. For all tense, anxious or depressed people, bergamot essential oil should be used in a massage oil (either alone or in a variety of blends) as the human contact with the therapist is perhaps the most important factor in such situations, but daily use as a bath oil, room fragrance or personal perfume can be very valuable additions to the treatment.”

Mark Evans has this to say “At last, an outstanding FCF bergamot essential oil! Of course it’s always a good idea to use furocoumarin free bergamot oils in products that are going to be applied to skin because of the photosensitising problem. However, there’s the concern that the process that removes the phototoxic ingredients has too much of an effect on the smell and performance of the oil. Worry no more. I’ve smelled many different bergamot oils in my time and this is probably the best of the lot and the fact that it is completely safe to use is an added bonus! A powerfully fresh, juicy and zingy paradise of orange, mandarin and lime peels so useful in the top note of pretty much any and every fragrance composition you can care to think of. Feel free to dose this oil as high as you like as there is no problem with bitterness or astringency.”

Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia

Origin: Italy

Colour: CLEAR

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This product is now offered in 3 wholesale pack sizes. Prices before vat are as follows – 100G = 25 Euros, 250G = 42 Euros, 500G = 60 Euros. Prices displayed here do include vat on top – but if you are Europe based (Italy not included) and vat registered, just enter your vat number at checkout and the 22% vat will be deducted. Likewise if you reside in USA, Canada or Russia, you don’t need to do anything as the vat is removed at checkout automatically : )