Like many citrus oils, bergamot oil is produced by cold expression from the peel of the fruit. Its name comes from the Italian town of Bergamo where it was first sold.
Category Essential Oils and Extracts
Regional Availability Worldwide
Harvest Period Dec - March
Natural Status EU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptors citrus, woody, orange, linalyl, acetate
Common Applications bergamot, citrus, lemon, lavender, pear, elder flower
Appearance Pale yellow green to yellow green liquid
Optical Rotation n/a
Refractive Index @20℃ 1.4610 - 1.4710
Specific Gravity @20℃ 0.861 - 0.878
Flash Point ℃ 57°C
Shelf Life (months) 12
Storage Recommendations Store in cool, dry place in tightly sealed containers, protected from heat and light.