The Essential Wellness

Bergamot Essential Oil, FCF (10 ml)

$20.00
  • Bergamot Essential Oil
  • Bergamot Essential Oil

The Essential Wellness

Bergamot Essential Oil, FCF (10 ml)

$20.00

100% Pure and Natural 

Fresh and citrusy, Bergamot Essential Oil (Citrus bergamia) is one of the world’s most beloved essential oils. Our exceptional Therapeutic Quality selection is from sunny Italy. 

The “FCF” stands for “furocoumarin free” and indicates that the phototoxic components, known as furocoumarins, have been removed. This is the only common instance in which an “altered” essential oil is used in aromatherapy. While it is possible to purchase “whole” Bergamot oil which does contain furocoumarins, FCF Bergamot is a far safer alternative because it does not pose the high risk for causing severe sunburn and other manifestations of phototoxicity that  is posed by “whole” Bergamot essential oil.

Our Bergamot FCF essential oil has a beautiful fresh, light, fruity aroma with wonderful citrus notes and  blends well with many floral, herbal and citrus essential oils and with Juniper essential oil.  Bergamot FCF essential oil used in aromatherapy is produced by cold expression of the fruit’s rind after it has been allowed to ripen and dry.

Aromatherapists have described Bergamot essential oil as having refreshing, relaxing and uplifting effects.

Bergamot FCF essential oil can be used alone or in blends for topical use or inhalation. Our recommended maximum concentration for topical use is 2.5% (dilute in an appropriate vegetable oil to achieve that concentration or lower).

Botany

The Bergamot Orange tree is possibly named after the Italian city of Bergamot where it was cultivated, after being allegedly introduced to Spain and Italy from the Canary Islands by Christopher Columbus.  It’s native range is tropical Asia. The evergreen Bergamot Orange tree (Citrus aurantium subsps.bergamia) is a small tree that reaches about 15 feet in height and produces a small, wrinkled green fruit that ripens to yellow. It is a hybrid of the Seville orange and Citrus limetta, the so-called “pear lemon”.

Historical Uses

Essential oil of Bergamot has been an important remedy in Italian folk medicine, where it has been used as an antiseptic, to reduce fevers, and for respiratory complaints. The oil is also famous for its use in the perfume industry. Bergamot essential oil is the distinctive ingredient in Earl Grey tea.

Safety Considerations

Follow general safety guidelines for all essential oils as noted in the box below. Bergamot FCF essential oil has a relatively short shelf-life ( 6 months with refrigeration and 3 months with standard careful storage away from heat and light). Old or spoiled Bergamot FCF essential oil should be discarded.

BOTANICAL NAME | Citrus aurantium
ORIGIN | Italy
CULTIVATION | Conventional
METHOD OF EXTRACTION | Cold Expression
SOURCE | Fruit
NOTE | Top, Middle
BLENDS WELL WITH | Eucalyptus and Geranium

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  • Do not take essential oils internally.
  • Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
  • Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution, refer to an aromatherapy text).
  • The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Essential oils are not drugs and are not appropriate for treatment of illnesses.
  • Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
  • The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
  • Essential Oil and Pets: 

    Quick Guidelines:

    • Cats and dogs have an enhanced sense of smell, so using diffusers could become overwhelming.

    • Cats’ livers cannot metabolize some of the compounds in essential oils. Therefore, they may be more susceptible to toxicity. 

    • Clients should keep oils stored away from pets.

    • If a pet accidentally ingests essential oils, clients should call their veterinary office or the  ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.

    • Remind clients that animals react and absorb the oils differently than humans do. Any oils being used on or around animals should be diluted by water or a carrier oil.

    • Some products are not made from pure oils; look for additional ingredients that could be detrimental to pets.

    • Some oils could cause chemical burns if applied directly to the skin.

    • Adverse reactions to oils include squinting, excessive drooling, scratching, increased breathing rate and lethargy.

    Below are a few specific oils you may want to advise clients to steer clear of.

    Important note: Pets may  react differently to certain oils; this list is not all-inclusive.  

    For dogs:

    • Clove

    • Garlic

    • Juniper

    • Rosemary

    • Tea Tree

    • Thyme

    • Wintergreen

      For cats

    • Cassia

    • Cinnamon

    • Citrus

    • Clove

    • Eucalyptus

    • Lemon

    • Lavender

    • Peppermint

    • Spruce

    • Tea Tree

    • Thyme

    Disclaimer: Information provided is for educational purposes only. Its is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. The Essential Wellness is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products,  preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses.  Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants,  they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal  preparations of a given plant. All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children.

As the general public becomes aware of the uses of essential oils, a number of companies unfortunately sell products of dubious quality and make unsubstantiated claims regarding their benefits. The Essential Wellness is different: We are guided by professional aromatherapists dedicated to promoting appropriate use of essential oils and furthering the understanding of their therapeutic value. We publish Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), GCMS Reports and informational descriptions for our essential oils to inform customers of their properties and any cautions regarding their use.

These are available upon request so please contact us at support@theessentialwellness.com to get a copy. We hope to have them available on our site soon.

We promise to do our best to bring you authentic, therapeutic-quality essential oils backed by great customer service. As part of our pledge, we do not make exaggerated claims about what essential oils can do, and, through our informational pages, newsletter and blog, we strive to provide our customers with accurate and well-researched educational information on essential oils and aromatherapy. While we cannot recommend specific essential oils to be used by any individual for specific purposes, we are always happy to answer any general questions you may have about how to use essential oils.

Every customer is important to us, and we stand behind the quality of our oils with a guaranteed 100% refund of purchase price on almost anything that you buy from our company that does not meet your expectations. 

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We will refund your entire order, excluding shipping costs, as long as all the products purchased are returned. These guidelines were created to keep you satisfied, while at the same time ensuring we can continue to provide a quality product to other happy customers for years to come. Returning The Essential Wellness products without complying with our policy will unfortunately deem your transaction non-refundable. After complying with the steps above, please allow adequate time for shipping, quality control, and communication with credit card companies and banks as you patiently await your refund. Rest assured we process refunds as swiftly as we can and usually refunds are issued no within 2 weeks.