A smallish medium sized, moderately vigorous, thornless tree of approximately 4 - 5 metres high, bearing small round, high juice content fruit, maturing from green to a yellow fruit - like a miniature Orange tree. Regarded as the "King of citrus fruits", the Bergamot fruit is cultivated specifically for the production of oil, as the fruit proves inedible due to its acidic, bitter and sour flavour.
The essential oil is obtained from cold-pressing of the course grating of peelings or rind of the unripe Bergamot fruit. * Bergamot essential oil contains naturally occurring bergaptens or furo/furano-coumarins, which are known to cause skin phototoxicity. This means that skin can discolour when exposed to direct sunlight, and in some cases cause burning. *
Genuine Bergamot of mixed origin. A complete oil suitable for aromatherapy and food applications.
Safety Precaution : Flammable. Phototoxic - Application to skin may increase sensitivity to sunlight. Adult use only.