Citrus aurantium bergamia
Synonyms: Citrus aurantium ssp bergamia
Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert organic cultivation in Italy
Composition: 100% Bergamot essential oil, certified organic by USDA and EcoCert
Extraction: Cold pressed bergamot peel (expressed)
Active Constituents: Monoterpenes, esters: limonene, linalyl acetate
Viscosity: Thin to medium
About: Bergamot is a small to medium-sized tree with rich green leaves and beautiful white flowers. It produces a wrinkled green citrus fruit, the peel of which is cold-pressed to produce one of the best smelling essential oils. These beautiful Mediterranean trees are found across Italy, and their fruits are used in the production of foods, teas, herbal medicines and essential oils.
Bergamot is best known for its bright, complex citrus aroma with subtle spicy-sweet notes. The sunny scent is often used in perfumes and body care products. Bergamot is calming and may support relaxation, balanced emotions and sleep. As the oil is somewhat photosensitive, do not apply to the skin before direct sun exposure.
Common Uses: When diffused in the home, Bergamot provides a lovely, uplifting scent. Bergamot can support calm and relaxation during the day, and, in the evening, can promote a good night’s sleep. For digestive support, rub diluted Bergamot onto the belly or consume a single drop in a teaspoon of honey. Bergamot can also be used in household cleaners and in muscle and joint salves/massage oils.
Blending Recommendations: Bergamot has a bright, complex, citrus scent that is excellent for blending and for homemade perfumes.
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Safety Information: Medium risk of phototoxic effect: do not apply topically within 12 hours of direct sun or sun-bed exposure. Always dilute. Do not use old or oxidized Bergamot essential oil.
Maximum Adult Dilution: 2.5%; 15 drops per ounce of carrier.
Linalyl Acetate 35.03%
This Bergamot essential oil contains 84 compounds.
Shelf Life: 3 years
Storage: Store upright, cap closed, out of direct heat and sunlight. Bergamot essential oil can be stored in the refrigerator for extended shelf life.
Notes: Non-GMO, No pesticides, No insecticides, No additives, Gluten free, Vegan, Cruelty free, No carrier oil added.