The oils is cold pressed from the fruit of the tree. Bergamot has a long history of use in perfumery and is still used in the manufacture of Earl Grey Tea. It is great for treating anxiety and depression. It has an antiseptic action making it useful in treating various skin conditions such and acne and dermatitis. As an antispasmodic it is useful in the treatment of stomach cramps and indigestion. It has a history of use as an appetite stimulator making it useful in the treatment of anorexia. It is great to burn to help allay depression and instill confidence. Care should be taken when using on the skin as it activates the production of melanin in the skin causing high photosensitivity (i.e. it makes you get sunburnt easily).
Blends with neroli, ylang ylang, peppermint, jasmine, orange and clary sage.