Bergamot Pure Essential Oil: This fresh and fruity pure citrus oil has a sophisticated and uplifting scent. It blends beautifully with many other scents and is the perfect top note. Bergamot is also a photosensitizer and shouldn't be used on skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight.
Country of Origin: Italy
Botanical Name: citrus bergamia Part: Peel
Flashpoint: This low-flashpoint oil (122ºF) will ship Ground Only regardless of the shipping method you choose at checkout. It cannot be shipped outside the lower 48 U.S. states or USPS.
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I bought a bergamot candle many years ago and it about drove me out of my house with the stench. I swore off Bergamot, thinking I didn't like it. But then I decided to give this a chance and I am glad I did. It smells NOTHING like that awful candle. This smells light, fresh and juicy without being tart. I love it mixed with some grapefruit. I just made some castle cubes using this mixture. It smells like heaven.
This EO works great in my CP soaps. Because, as a painter, I like to 'mix' my oils to get an aromatic masterpiece ;), I usually combine this with other FOs and EOs where I want a top note of citrus. I'll add to 10xorange--it helps take the heaviness out of the orange and add other citrus notes, Tea Tree--dilutes any light medicinal scent, and Lavender, Gardenia and Jasmine--where it takes the flowery to a lighter, transparent level without interfering with the soft scents. Just love it!
This fragrance smells delicious! Haven´t used it yet so am excited to see how it turns out. Was planning on using this in cold process soaps, both alone and in blends. I know it doesn´t have much staying power so do you all have any recommendation as to how much to use? Didn't find this one listed in your fragrance calculator. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!!
Is your bergamot essential oil bergaptene free? Since soap is not a leave on product is there cause to worry about photo sensitivity?
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Kenda! The Bergamot Essential Oil does contain bergaptene, so it can be a photosensitizer when used in leave-on products, but because melt & pour and cold process soaps are wash-off products, you can safely use this essential oil in your soaps.
This is simply beautiful. I made Goat Milk, Shea Butter Soap with this and it soaped wonderfully. The aroma is divine. I need to order more.
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