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Bergamot FCF Essential Oil


FCF free Bergamot has the same uses, scent, and characteristics as regular bergamot oil. The only difference is that in FCF free bergamot, bergaptene is removed and makes the oil non- photo toxic.

Name of Oil:  Bergamot (FCF Free)

Latin Binomial:  Citrus bergamia

Extraction Method:  Cold pressed

Countries of Origin:  Italy, Guinea, Morocco, Corsica

Scent Profile:Fresh, citrusy, slightly floral

Parts used in distillation:  Citrus rind

Oil Characteristics:  Green/gold, thin, medium aroma

Cultivation:  Conventional Farming


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Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Colic, flatulence, indigestion, antiviral, cold sores, chickenpox, shingles, sedative, uplifting, tension, anxiety, depression, regulate appetite, cystitis, UTI, wounds, herpes, acne, oily skin, eczema and psoriasis.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Relaxing, restoring, calming, antidepressant.


The history is unclear, however it was the perfume industry that first stimulated the production of bergamot oil. Also used in Earl Grey tea.

Chemical Constituents

a-pinene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene, b-bisabolene, linalool, linalyacetate, nerol, neryl acetate, geraniol, geraniol acetate, a-terpineol

Safety & References


No known safety precautions

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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