Type of Plant: Tree.
Plant part used: Fruit.
Countries of origin: Italy, France Turkey.
Citrus Bergamia is a small tree that blossoms during the winter and produces inedible fruit from which, through the process of cold compress, Bergamot essential oil is produced.
The spicy and enlivening scent of Bergamot makes it a perfumers favourite. Used predominantly in the ‘top notes’ of a perfume – the initial aroma perceived when applied – it can be a light shimmer as found in our ‘Wisteria’ and ‘Shine’ candle ranges, or can offer a radiant oriental fragrance – as found in our deep and dark ‘Noir’ range.
Bergamot’s refreshing fragrances adds to its ease when used in skincare. Its astringent properties promote toned skin as found in This Works’ Clean Skin refining toner whilst its antibacterial properties keep the skin clean and reduce the outbreak of acne. Its composition includes Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol and Vitamin E – all of which are used throughout Dr Hauschka’s skincare range.
Antibiotic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, sedative, analgesic, antidepressant, disinfectant, febrifuge, cicatrisant, digestive.