Has antiseptic and astringent properties. It is ideal for oily, combination and acne prone skin.
Bergamot essential oil contains the substance a-bergaptene, which belongs to the wider family of furocoumarins and is the chemical compound that causes photo-toxicity.
If applied to the skin and exposed to sunlight, within 24 hours, dermatitis symptoms may develop.
The oil, when taken orally, opens the appetite and strengthens the immune system.
It can be used for mosquito bites and in the treatment of acne.
It is also said to be effective for eczema.