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Originating from tropical Asia, historically Bergamot oil is most popular in Italy, where today the oil is almost exclusively produced. The Bergamot tree is named after Bergamo in Northern Italy – a small town where the fruits of the tree were first cultivated. Bergamot oil is expressed from the peel of whole citrus fruits, which are rasped so oils glands break and release the citrusy-sweet oil.
In skincare, Bergamot is a popular choice for its superb antibacterial and antiseptic properties - helping clear and protect skin by reducing the bacteria that causes breakouts and acne.
Bergamot essential oil can also stop bacteria from reacting with your skin and causing body odour, which is why this refreshing oil is often used in deodorants.
Bergamot essential oil is a key ingredient in our new AA Skincare Essentials range, here is a list of the gorgeous naturally effective skincare products containing this oil:
Bergamot & Chamomile Cleansing Gel – a refreshing cleansing wash for oil skin.
Bergamot & Chamomile Moisturising Lotion – antibacterial and antiseptic, ideal for oily skin.
Bergamot & Aloe Natural Deodorant – naturally effective, without blocking pores or irritating skin.
Aroma in your Home
Bergamot 40hr Pot Candle - made from pure essential oils and 100% natural plant wax, this beautiful fruity scented candle is extremely effect in neutralising bad odours and filling your home with the uplifting citrus aroma.
It is important to always carry out a patch test before using any natural ingredients you haven’t used before. Just apply a small amount of the blend to the inside on your elbow and keep an eye on the area over the next 24 hours.
If any irritation does occur rinse the area with cool water. If you have blended a few essential oils together you may need to test each one individually to find out which is causing your skin to react.