Bergamot FCF Essential Oil
Bergamot FCF Essential Oil is produced by expression of the peels of the fruit. We find the aroma of our Bergamot FCF essential oil to be fresh, light, citrusy and uplifting. The “FCF” stands for “furocoumarin free” and indicates that the phototoxic constituents, known as furocoumarins, have been removed. This is the only common instance in which an “altered” essential oil is used in aromatherapy. While it’s possible to purchase “whole” Bergamot oil which does contain furocoumarins, FCF Bergamot is a safer alternative when using in skin applications, because it does not pose the high risk for causing severe sunburn and other manifestations of phototoxicity that is posed by “whole” Bergamot essential oil.
Our Bergamot FCF Essential Oil blends well with many floral, herbal and citrus essential oils and with Juniper Berry essential oil. Aromatherapists have generally described the aroma of Bergamot essential oil as having refreshing, relaxing and uplifting effects on the psyche.Essential Oil Safety Considerations