Bergamot Essential Oil – 10ml
Although a native of tropical Asia, Bergamot is now extensively cultivated in the Southern part of Italy, particularly in the Calabria region. Bergamot has been used since the sixteenth century as a remedy for fever and as an antiseptic. It is also renowned for the flavouring in Earl Grey Tea. Bergamot has reported antiseptic, disinfectant and decongestant properties, as well as the ability to alleviate respiratory tract infections and fight cold sores and boils. It is considered relaxing and a general tonic, and claims to relieve anxiety and grief.
Botanical name: Citrus Bergamia
Part used: Peel
Extraction Method: cold pressed
Colour: Pale golden green
Perfumery note: Top
Aroma: Citrus, orangey, but sharper and more floral than other citrus peel derived oils
Reportedly blends well with: Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium Rose, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang ylang.
Major chemicals: Linalyl acetate, Citral Beta-bisabolene , Bergaptene , Pinenes and limonene