Botanical Name – Citrus bergamia
Caution – Store oil in cool dark area to keep fresh. This oil is free from bergapten, so there is no caution for skin exposed to the sun.
Aroma – Sweet, citrusy and fragrant
Extraction – Cold expression & Steam distillation
Part of Plant – Peel
Plant Description – The 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.
Colour – From green to yellow to clear
Country of Origin – Italy
Chemical Constituents – D-limonene, linalol, linalyl acetate
Uses – Refreshing, immune supporting, antiseptic and digestive. Useful in skincare and perfumery. Uplifting, anti-depressant, self empowering, supports confidence, aids in self expression.
Organic Certificate – This essential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association, which means you can be sure that it has been produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. The Soil Association’s standards exceed the UK government’s minimum requirements for organic products in many areas but particularly in animal welfare, GM and the use of pesticides. Standards are constantly reviewed to ensure they deal with current issues.