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Bergamot Essential Oil

  • Bergamot Essential Oil | Regular and Bergaptene Free
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Product Description

Bergamot Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia - Plant Part: Crude Fruit Peel - Extraction Method: Cold Pressed - Country of Origin: Italy - Color: Light yellowish green to yellowish brown liquid - Consistency: Thin - Aromatic Scent: The aroma is basically citrus, yet fruity and sweet with a warm spicy floral quality, and is reminiscent of Neroli and Lavender Oils - Strength of Aroma: Medium

Description

The Bergamot tree can grow up to four meters high, with star-shaped flowers, and smooth leaves, bearing citrus fruit resembling a cross between an orange and a grapefruit but in a pear-shape. The fruit ripens from green to yellow.

History

The name Bergamot is derived from the city Bergamo in Lombardy where the oil was first sold. This tree is native to South East Asia but was introduced to Europe, and particularly Italy, but is also found in the Ivory Coast, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.

Cautions: Bergamot Essential Oil has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after use. It may also interfere with the action of certain prescription drugs.

 

Bergamot (Bergaptene Free) Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia - Plant Part: Crude Fruit Peel - Extraction Method: Cold Pressed - Country of Origin: Italy - Color: Light yellowish green to yellowish brown liquid - Consistency: Thin - Aromatic Scent: The aroma is basically citrus, yet fruity and sweet with a warm spicy floral quality, and is reminiscent of Neroli and Lavender oil - Strength of Aroma: Medium

Description

The Bergamot tree can grow up to four meters high, with star-shaped flowers, and smooth leaves, bearing citrus fruit resembling a cross between an orange and a grapefruit but in a pear-shape. The fruit ripens from green to yellow.

Common Uses

In this variety, the bergaptene content which causes photosensitivity has been removed. It is also grown as a companion plant in gardens to discourage insects. Perhaps it is most commonly known as the exotic flavour in Earl Grey and Lady Grey Teas.

History

Genetically, this citrus is a likely hybrid of Citrus limetta and Citrus aurantium. The name Bergamot is derived from the city Bergamo in Lombardy, where the oil was first sold. The hybrid is native to Calabria, southern Italy, where 80% is grown and where it was an indigenous treatment for malaria, but it is also cultivated in the South of France, Algeria, and the Ivory Coast for its essential oil, and in Turkey for the production of marmalade.

Cautions: It may cause sensitivity in some individuals. Avoid use during pregnancy.

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