Sacred Spell Bergamot oil (Citrus bergamia) is extracted from the rind or peel of the fruit whose aroma is citrusy and sweet. Derived from cold compression, as opposed to the steam distillation through which many other essential oils are derived.::Apply to the skin while showering and inhale deeply to experience its calming aroma while enjoying its purifying skin benefits.::Apply on the feet before bedtime for a calming and relaxing massage.::Change regular tea to Earl Grey with the addition of Bergamot.::Directions for use: Essential Oils should be diluted with carrier oils & not applied directly on skin or hair. Though not toxic, some users witness irritation, dermatitis or sensitization in the skin when used in high concentrations. Not meant for small children or people with medical conditions. Not to be used as substitute for established medical treatment Bergamot essential oil is made from nearly ripe fruit of the bergamot tree, also known as the Citrus bergamia from the Rutaceae family. The bergamot orange tree is the result of the cross-breeding of lemon & orange trees, which explains its pear-like shape and yellow color. 100 bergamot oranges will yield only about 3 ounces or 85 grams of bergamot oil. Although its roots can be traced back to South East Asia, bergamot was more widely cultivated in Southern Italy, specifically in the coastal regions of Reggio di Calabria and Sicily. As a matter of fact, bergamot essential oil was named after the city of Bergamo in Lombardy, Italy, where it was originally sold Bergamot essential oil is light yellow-green in color. Its active chemical components include a-pinene, myrcene, limonene, a-bergaptene, b-bisabolene, linalool, linalyl acetate, nerol, neryl acetate, geraniol, geraniol acetate, and a-terpineol. Melitidin and brutieridin, which studies show exhibit statin-like properties, is only found in citrus bergamot. It boasts of powerful antibacterial, analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, and soothing effects. Back in the day, Italians used bergamot oil in folk medicine to cool fevers and expel intestinal worms. The juice of the bergamot fruit, on the other hand, was used in Calabrian indigenous medicine to treat and malaria. Though essential oils are believed to have therapeutic effects, these should not be used as substitues for proven medical treatments and professional advice needs to be taken for any such use.