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Bergamot was named after a town in Italy--Bergamo--where Bergamot oil was first marketed.
Supports Healthy Cholesterol
The Citrus bergamia belongs to the Rutaceae Family, native to the Canary Islands. The tree may grow from 2 - 10 m. tall. Bergamot doesn't grow in the wild, but instead is cultivated. The long branches are covered with spines. The tree yields small pear-shaped fruit which are not edible but are useful for the oil extracted from the peel/rind.
Bergamot was named after a town in Italy--Bergamo--where Bergamot oil was first marketed. This citrus oil was most commonly used in Italian folk medicine for fevers and other medicinal purposes for many years.
Botanical name: Citrus bergamia
Origin: Ivory Coast
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Plant Part: Peel
Aroma: Citrus & Floral
Color: Golden Green
Blends Well With: Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense (Boswellia), Geranium, Jasmine, Mandarin (Green), Nutmeg, Orange (Sweet), Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver and Ylang Ylang.
Kid Safe: Yes, 2+
Pregnancy Safe: Yes, consult doctor
Breastfeeding Safe: Yes, consult doctor
Cat Safe: No
Dog Safe: Yes
Sun Safe: No
Dilution Rate: 5%
Shelf Life: 3 Years
More Safety Info: This oil is phototoxic. Avoid spending time in direct sunlight or a tanning bed after using this oil topically. This oil may be used at 1-2 drops per ounce of carrier oil (0.4%) without being phototoxic. If you use Bergamot oil and have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
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