cold pressed from the peel
It is believed that Christopher Columbus brought Bergamot to Bergamo in Northern Italy from the Canary Islands. A mainstay in traditional Italian medicine, bergamot has been used in the Middle East for hundreds of years for skin conditions associated with an oily complexion. Bergamot is responsible for the distinctive flavor of the renowned Earl Gray Tea, and was used in the first genuine eau de cologne. It is simultaneously relaxing and energizing, and is used in aromatherapy to help relieve depression and bring a sense of lightness and joy to the psyche.