Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil**

The bergamot is a small and roughly pear-shaped fragrant citrus fruit native to Calabria Italy. Bergamot grows on small trees which blossom during the spring. Bergamot peel is used in perfumery for its ability to combine with an array of scents to form a bouquet of aromas which complement each other. Approximately one third of all men’s and about half of women’s perfumes contain bergamot essential oil. Bergamot was a component of the original Eau de Cologne developed in 17th century Germany – in 1704 the bergamot was first used to make the now famous “Eau de toilette” from the bergamot fruit by scooping out the pulp and squeezing the peel into sponges. Bergamot has been used for hundreds of years for acne, boils, cold sores, eczema, insect bites, insect repellent, oily complexion, psoriasis, scabies, spot varicose veins, skin ulcers, wounds, sore throat, thrush, infectious disease, and depression. Its traditional uses are antiseptic, deodorant, perfume, soothing agent, skin conditioner.