Organic Bergamot Essential oil is cold-pressed from the outer rind of a citrus fruit that is indigenous to the Canary Islands. Currently, most of the bergamot for essential oil production is grown in Italy, in areas around Calabria and Sicily. It is thought to be a cross of some type of orange; its pear-shaped fruits are characterized by a green, lumpy rind, and is harvested between December and February. The primary chemical constituent in bergamot essential oil is linalyl acetate, geraniol, myrcene, nerol, neryl acetate, a-terpineol, and geraniol acetate, with linalool, d-limonene, and bergamotine, and bergaptene in lesser concentrations. The essential oil produced by cold pressing of the outer rind of citrus fruit.

 

Odor and Appearance : A clear liquid (sometimes there is a deposit consisting of waxes) in color from green to greenish yellow.

Country of Origin : Italy

Botanical name : Citrus Bergamia

 

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