Citrus aurantium, ssp bergamia
Produce of Italy
Organic - Soil Association certified
Parts used - Peel
Extraction process - Expression
The oil is produced from the rind of the bitter orange tree by cold expression. It is further preocessed to remove the photo toxic molecules, coumarins. The resulting oil is clear as opposed to a deep yellow green colour typical of bergamot oil.
It contains close to 50% linalyl acetate along with limonene and linalol. The bergaptene & bergamotine (furocomarin) have been removed which makes it a safe oil to use in stay-on products as the oil is not phototoxic any longer
Bergamot has a lovely fresh, citrus like, slightly bitter aroma and blends well with many others oils: Flowers, fruits, woods, spices. The bergapten free bergamot has a sharp note and is ligth. It has lost the sweetness and fullness of aroma that characterises the normal or 'whole' bergamot.
Bergamot has strong antiseptic properties. It is also carminative, analgesic. It has a strong effect on the mind, being uplifting and anti-depressant
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