Uplifting and sunny
Bergamot oil refreshes the skin and gives hair a great shine. Its elevating, zesty fragrance clears the mind and encourages a sense of wellbeing.
The bergamot 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, too moist or too chalky) and the weather must be temperate (not too hot, too cold or too windy). If those conditions are met, the tree grows yellow-green fruits whose appearance and taste are a bit like an orange and lime combined.
It is said that the oil extracted from the peel smells like a 'sunshine in a bottle'; its fresh, sweet and fruity scent recalling a sweet lollipop melting in the mouth under a hot summer sun.
Since 2005, Lush has sourced bergamot, lemon and mandarin essential oils from Reggio di Calabria in southern Italy, directly from families who have been producing citrus oils for three generations. The fruits are hand-picked during winter and are grown without pesticides, the peel is then cold-pressed to extract the oil.