It is said Christopher Columbus brought this small tree from the Caribbean to Spain, where it eventually made its way to Bergamo, Italy in the fifteenth century. It was here the essential oil was first distilled from the rinds of the fruit, whereupon the tree became so popular that the tree was eventually named after the town. The scent of bergamot is believed to increase confidence and help people overcome shyness. The rind of the bergamot fruit is what gives Earl Grey tea its distinctive flavor and aroma. It is also a popular ingredient in scents, with about one half of all perfume, and one third of all cologne, contains bergamot oil.
Our bergamot is bergaptene free, so it is skin safe.
Pure Essential Oils
All our essential oils are premium grade, alcohol-free, phthalate-free, and undiluted. They are 100% pure, and sourced only from the most reputable distributors. We work hard to ensure that your perfume ingredients are top-quality, highly concentrated, and will mix neatly with both alcohol and oil bases. These are not ready to wear as fragrances – they MUST be diluted before applying directly to skin. It is always a good idea to do a patch test for allergies, even with natural materials. And of course – do not eat the oils. No matter how yummy they may smell.
Note: Although these are phthalate-free and 100% natural, they are NOT non-toxic. Don't eat them. Don't drink them. Patch test on skin. Dilute before wearing.