Country of Origin
Color & Odor
|:||pale green/yellow with fresh citrus burst with slight floral undertones|
|:||Soluble in alcohol & oils, insoluble in water|
|:||0.8700 – 0.8800 @ 20°C|
|:||(+8°) - (-24°)|
|:||1.465 – 1.469 @ 20°C|
Plant Part Used
DESCRIPTION:This oil is extracted from bergamot Citrus, which is a fruit of the size of an orange, yellow in color and has a pleasant fragrance. The juice of the fruit tastes less sour than lemon, but is bitter than grapefruit. Bergamot grows on small trees and the juice of fruit is used in various medicines as an herbal remedy for malaria and its essential oil is widely used in aromatherapy applications.
CONSTITUENTS:The main contents include myrcene, limonene, a-bergaptene, b-bisabolene, linalool, linalyl acetate, nerol, neryl acetate, geraniol, geraniol acetate and a-terpineol.
AROMATIC SUMMARY / NOTE / STRENGTH OF AROMA:The aroma is basically citrus, yet fruity and sweet with a warm spicy floral quality, and is reminiscent of Neroli, giving a middle note of medium strength.
BLENDS WITH:This can blend well with black pepper, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, mandarin, orange, nutmeg, rosemary, vetiver, sandalwood and ylang-ylang.
COMMON NAMES:Citrus Bergamia Risso.
USES:This essential oil finds application in food preparations, fragrances and in various medicines. The juice of fruit is used as herbal remedy for malaria and is also used in aromatherapy purposes.