Name Bergamot Essential Oil, Italy
Category Essential Oils
Species Citrus bergamia Risso et Pioteau, fam. Rutaceae
Method Cold Pressed
Bergamot Essential Oil, Italy
Bergamot Essential oil, Italy (Citrus bergamia), with new low prices! The initial scent is rich, sweet, fruity and should remain so throughout. However, middle notes are oily herbaceous and somewhat balsamic. The sweetness subsides a bit and a tobacco like, rich aroma can be detected. The freshness of the top note is mainly due to terpenes and small amounts of citral and aliphatic aldehydes. Unlike other citrus oils Bergamot has a fixative effect when used in high concentrations. The odor is naturally well balanced through the presence of certain coumarin derivatives. Some of these components are odorless and volative. The main chemical constituent of Bergamot is Linalylacetate. In Aromatherapy Bergamot is considered good for depression and mental alertness. Blends well with other citrus oils and cilantro.