Organic Bergamot FCF Essential Oil – Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil
Bergamot FCF organic essential oil has antibacterial, deodorising, refreshing, soothing, and uplifting properties which make it excellent for body skincare preparations. It ensures healthy and vital skin. Bergamot FCF organic essential oil has a fresh, citrus and slightly spicy aroma. It is powerfully refreshing, uplifting and invigorating and helps maintain a balanced mood. FCF at the end of Bergamot indicates that the furocoumarins (namely bergaptene) have been removed by steam distillation.
Bergaptene free bergamot (FCF) reduces the susceptibility to photosensitizing. It is the preferred bergamot for safe use in massage blends and in perfumes.
This organic bergamot FCF essential oil originates from Italy and is extracted by cold expression of the fruit peel. Bergamot FCF organic essential oil is a member of the Rutaceae family and is also known as citrus aurantium subsp and bergamia.
Blends well with: Bergamot FCF organic essential oil blends well with geranium, jasmine, clary sage, chamomile (roman), cypress, grapefruit, lime, lemon, lavender and orange.
Bergamot FCF organic essential oil is a safer alternative to traditional bergamot essential oil. It has been identified as phototoxic due to its furocoumarins (notably bergapten) content.
Botanical Name – Citrus bergamia
Storage – Store oil in cool dark area to keep fresh.
Aroma – Sweet, citrusy and fragrant
Extraction – Cold expression & Steam distillation
Part of Plant – Peel
Plant Description – The tree can grow up to four meters high, with star-shaped flowers, and smooth leaves. Bearing citrus fruit resembling a cross between an orange and a grapefruit, but in a pear-shape. The fruit ripens from green to yellow.
Colour – From green to yellow to clear
Country of Origin – Italy
Chemical Constituents – D-limonene, linalol, linalyl acetate
Uses – Refreshing, immune supporting, antiseptic and digestive. Useful in skincare and perfumery. Uplifting, anti-depressant, self empowering, supports confidence, aids in self expression.
*This oil is free from bergapten, so there are no cautions for skin exposed to the sun.