Bergamot oil smells like a 'sunshine in a bottle'; its fresh, sweet and fruity scent recalls a sweet lollipop melting in the mouth under a hot summer sun.
What is bergamot?
The bergamot tree doesn't like extremes, on the contrary, it enjoys a well-balanced environment and is consequently known as the most delicate citrus tree. The soil needs to be just right (not too dry, moist or chalky) and the weather must be temperate (not too hot, cold, or windy). If those conditions are met, the tree grows yellow-green fruits whose appearance and taste are a bit like an orange and a lime combined.
What are the benefits of bergamot?
- Bergamot oil refreshes the skin and gives shine to hair.
- Its sweet scent gives a candy-like note to perfumes.
- Its elevating, zesty fragrance also clears the mind and encourages a sense of wellbeing.
Where does Lush source bergamot?
Since 2005, Lush has sourced bergamot, lemon and mandarin essential oils directly from a family business that has been producing citrus oils for three generations. While the lemons and mandarins thrive under the sun of Sicily, the bergamot fruits are grown in Reggio Calabria, Southern Italy. To find out more about our suppliers, browse your Lush product’s list of ingredients and click on the ones you are interested in. This should take you to a page full of details!