Bergamot (Rutaceae) is a small citrus fruit native to Southern Italy. It was used by the Italians to cool and relieve fevers, protect against malaria and expel intestinal worms. The fruit is very sour so most people grow it for its essential oil. The aroma is sweet, refreshing and slightly herbaceous therefore making this oil a great option for uses in perfumes and eau de toilette.
I wanted to talk about its other benefits, though as I didn’t realise this oil had many more benefits.
** Make sure you avoid direct UV light if you have applied it to an area that might get exposed to the sun. Avoid UV light for up to 72 hours after use.
Do you have a favourite essential oil or a combination of them?