Bergamot FCF - Organic EO

Citrus aurantium var. bergamia (synonym of Citrus x aurantium L.)


Our organic Bergamot FCF* essential oil is bergapten-free - a welcome addition to skincare with no photosensitizing effects. It has a green, fresh, sweet aroma with bright, citrusy top notes and a


Selected size SKU:130-016 - Bergamot FCF - Organic 15 ml (1/2 oz) (w/ orifice reducer)

Sample 1 ml (1/30 oz)
15 ml (1/2 oz)
30 ml (1 oz)
59.14 ml (2 oz)
118.29 ml (4 oz)
236.58 ml (8 oz)
473.17 ml (16 oz)
1 kg (2 1/5 lb)
Solubility & Blending Suggestions
Suggested Resources
Safety Considerations
Certificates of Analysis (COA)

Product Overview

Our organic Bergamot FCF* essential oil is bergapten-free - a welcome addition to skincare with no photosensitizing effects. It has a green, fresh, sweet aroma with bright, citrusy top notes and a somewhat warm, floral aspect that develops in the drydown. The juicy, well-rounded aroma of Bergamot is a welcome and indispensable component of even the most basic essential oil collection. It is one of the most commonly used essential oils in perfumery where it adds a rich top note, especially in Eau de Cologne types; when combined with Neroli and Lemon, it produces an initial “fresh fragrance” impression.[1] It is also the legendary perfume of Earl Grey tea.[2]

A member of the Rutaceae family originating either in Northern Italy or the Canary Islands,[3] the Citrus aurantium var. bergamia tree produces small, somewhat bitter, round, knobby fruits, the peels of which are pressed for their aromatic oil. Trees were later cultivated in the Calabria region of southern Italy which now produces about 90% of the world’s supply of Bergamot oil.


For many citrus fruits, the peel is expressed (or distilled) for the oil while the pulp is later extracted for the juice – added value and minimum waste being two good reasons for the oil and juice businesses to co-exist. In fact, most of the time, it is the same producer that extracts both the oil and the juice. With Bergamot essential oil, the situation is somewhat different. In more recent years, the food industry’s demand for whole fruit has been increasing, a phenomenon that has made it more difficult for essential oil producers to find the raw material, resulting in higher prices. The extraction of all our Bergamot essential oils is the primary business for our producers with citrus juice being a by-product.[4]


Citrus peel oils, like the coniferous needle oils, are predominantly composed of the highly volatile monoterpenes limonene and pinene – the perfect top note molecules perfumers commonly rely on. However, Bergamot oil is the only citrus peel oil with the distinction of containing up to 30% of the fruity-woody-floral ester linalyl acetate - a valuable antioxidant also found in Lavender. Renowned aromatherapist Patricia Davis states: “The fragrance is equally acceptable to men and women, and it blends with almost any flower oil, giving it considerable versatility.[5] Bergamot oil has a wide spectrum of applications in addition to being greatly valued for its calming and balancing properties – its fresh, sweet, citrus aroma is very pleasing and especially uplifting to the spirit.


*FCF (furanocoumarin-free) refers to the chemical constituent(s) responsible for extreme sensitization of the skin to sunlight that has been removed from the essential oil[6]; in the case of Bergamot oil, the specific furanocoumarin is bergapten.[7] Bergamot FCF is one of the few citrus peel oils that has the benefit of wearability in both perfumes and body oils without the potential risk of phototoxicity. In every other way, the applications for Bergamot FCF are the same as for Bergamot (whole) essential oil.

1 Williams, David G. Perfumes of Yesterday, 2004, p. 176.

2 Green, Mindy. Natural Perfumes - Simple Aromatherapy Recipes, 1999, p. 33.

3 Sellar, Wanda. The Directory of Essential Oils, 1992, p. 16.

4 Industry communication.

5 Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z, 2005, pp. 56.

6 Bowles, E. Joy. The Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Oils, 3rd ed., 2003, pp. 108-9.

7 Industry communication.

Blends Well With


5 Reviews


Customer Reviews

not like cold pressed


bergamot smell is divine and unique and unlike any citrus smells of course. fcf actually smells a but 'damped' compared to the usual bergamot, which smells richer of course.

Review by Murat 8/2/2023

Best Bergamot FCF Ever Found


I love bergamot, it's one of the all-time best oils for me. Since I use it so much and hang out outside/in the sun a lot, I wanted to find one I can add to roll-ons and blends to apply to my skin. This bergamot FCF is hands down the best I've ever found, it's so uplifting and fresh, and soft without any harsh bitter notes, almost vanilla-like on the end notes (but not quite). It reminds me very much of my favorite organic Earl Grey tea, also incredibly smooth without harsh or bitter notes. In my opinion, it's one of Eden Botanicals' best oils!

Review by Katie 12/1/2020

Crisp, bright and dare I say... Floral?


Linalool is very nice from this Bergamot!! Added the texture of clothing to my fine floral blend. It’s like... sheer mesh, not fishnet as that is too big in space. This is like a fine organza bag you send fancy gifts in!! Oh and it wears even finer than that!

Review by MD 1/30/2020

Just like Bergamot


This doesn't disappoint for those wanting a Bergamot aroma without photosensitive skin issues. Cool how instead of being green color like standard Bergamot, this is clearer colored!

Review by Allie 3/30/2019

Crisp, tart, and green


This bergamot oil smells fresh, crisp, tart, and green with a tiny hint of sweetness upon dryout. Very uplifting and one of my most favorite bergamot oils I have experienced. I also love that it is organic plus Bergaptene Free. Perfect for use in leave-on body products to avoid the effects of increased phototoxicity.

Review by Lisa 4/30/2013

You need to be logged in to submit a review


A Trip through the Bergamot Fields

In May, some of the Eden Botanicals staff spent the month in Italy sourcing new Essential Oils, evaluating farms, production practices and fulfilling our promise of quality. One of the most important Essential Oils we were looking at was the perennial favorite Bergamot,



Holiday Gift Ideas

Are you ready to be creative this holiday season? The following simple recipe ideas might help get you in the spirit.



Diffusing the Situation: Aromatic Diffusers for Any Space or Place

Aromatherapy diffusers do just what their name implies, they diffuse aromas throughout a room for fragrancing and aromatherapy purposes.