Bergamot FCF Peel Oil, is cold pressed from the peel of the, unripe, fruit. The FCF stands for FuoroCoumarinFree and is also referred to as Bergaptene Free, and this distinction indicates that the oil has been made safe for use with sun exposure. The fourocoumarins (bergaptene) is the chemical component, in the peel, that is responsible for photo sensitivity / toxicity and, potentially, serious damage to the skin, when it's on skin that is exposed to sunlight..
The scent of Bergamot (FCF) Peel Oil is sweet and fresh, with a scent that is very different from the other citrus peel oils due to its linalool content. This is the oil you'll want to use when you want to add sweetness and an unidentifiable citrus note to your blends. The scent of Bergamot FCF Peel Oil is less sweet than the un-rectified Bergamot Oil but, also has more depth. We offer only the Bergamot FCF version because the potential for serious skin damage, with sun exposure, is too high with the un-rectified Bergamot oil, which is the most photo toxic of the pressed oils. The toxic chemical removal is achieved through, simple, vacuum distillation of the pressed oil, There are cases of serious, permanent, injury to the skin, after the application of un-rectified Bergamot Oil, followed by exposure to sunlight, which resulted in law suits.
Bergamot FCF Peel Oil, like the other pressed oils, is a great choice for oily and congested skin conditions where it will assist in drying the excess oil without over drying and causing the skin to create more oil in an attempt to re-balance the skin. It will also have an astringent effect on the skin making it suitable for hair care applications. In Aromatherapy Bergamot is well known to aid in conditions of anxiety and depression, making it a great choice for bath applications.
Bergamot FCF Peel Oil is a great choice for those blends that contain the deeper woody notes, especially sandalwood. Blends nicely with all other citrus oils, most of the wood oils and it will lend a nice sweetness to floral blends that contain absolutes.
||Yellow to Orange NonViscous Liquid
||Characteristic / Sweet, Fruity
Skin Care: astringent, drying, refining
Physiological: anti-anxiety, tension / stress relief, calming
Sweet, sharp, citrus
Blends well with all other citrus, floral, earthy notes, and the woods, especially Neroli