The essential oil is produced by cold expression from the skin at the same time as the fruit is pressed for juice collection. Over the last 30 years the price fluctuation of this oil has been dramatic due to crop failures in various origins across the world.
Category Essential Oils and Extracts
Regional Availability Worldwide
Harvest Period May - Sept
Natural Status EU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptors citrus, fresh, lemon, aldehydic
Common Applications bergamot, citrus, lemon, lime, peach, orange, mandarin
Appearance Yellow liquid
Assay min 2% aldehyde as citral
Optical Rotation +56.0 to +68.0
Refractive Index @20℃ 1.4700 - 1.4800
Specific Gravity @20℃ 0.845 - 0.858
Flash Point ℃ 46°C
Shelf Life (months) 12
Storage Recommendations Sealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.