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The bergamot tree, native to India, appears to have developed from an ancient hybridization between citrus trees, most likely bitter orange and lemon. Bergamot is a citrus fruit known for its essential oil, which is contained in the oil-bearing pockets in the peel of the pericarp. This refreshing, zesty fragrance is an ingredient in the famous Eau de Cologne, along with neroli and lavender. Bergamot is a small green-yellow fruit with sour, bitter pulp. When in bloom, the bergamot, a small tree reaching four meters in height, is covered with a multitude of fragrant, white flowers. The fruits ripen between December and March.


Aromatherapy Applications:

  • Uplifting and energizing 
  • Great for balancing and centering 
  • Concentraton and alleviate fatigue 



Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia

Family: Rutaceae

Country of Origin:  Italy   

Extraction Method  : Cold Pressed  

Plant Part Used  : Pericarp / peel 

Note  : Top Note  

Aroma : Citrusy, lemony, zesty, green, lavendery.

Color : A green to yellowish green or yellowish brown liquid

Blends well With :  Florals, citrus and woods  

Shelf Life : 4 – 5 Years


Aromatherapy Uses:

  • Help with emotional stability 
  • Harmonizing 
  • Help calming 



  • Photosesitizer, use caution when using and don't go out in the sun 
  • Phototoxic (moderate risk), may be photocarcinogenic; a maximum dermal use level of 0.4% in the final product, except for wash-off products, is recommended to avoid phototoxicity. If applied to the skin at over maximum dermal use level, skin must not be exposed to sunlight or sunbed rays for 12 hours
  • For topical application don’t use directly on skin, dilute with a carrier oil 
  • Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs
  • Add 4-5 drops for Diffusing
  • Don’t ingest
  • Keep out of reach of children , Avoid using if pregnant or nursing



  • Essential oil safety ( Tisserand and young ) second Edition
  • Charles Fetrow & Julian Avila (2000) The Complete Guide to Herbal Medicine
  • Lawrence BM, Essential oils from Agriculture to Chemistry
  • The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Salvatore Battaglia

Bergamot ( Citrus bergamia) 15 ML

  • BY GC-MS analysis 

    GC : Agilent 6890N 

    Column: HP-5

    Carrier gas: Helium 

    Name  Result %  Chemical Family 
    Alpha-pinene 0.20 Monoterpene
    Beta pinene 6.55 Monoterpene
    Myrcene 0.89 Monoterpene
    Limonene 32.90 Monoterpene
    Gamma-terpinene 6.21 Monoterpene
    Linalool 14.70 Monoterpene alcohol
    Neral 0.30 Sesquiterpene
    Linalyl Acetate 31.36 Monoterpene ester
    Geranial 0.42 Monoterpenic aldehyde
    Terpinyl acetate 0.14 Monoterpenic ester
    Neryl acetate 0.44 Monoterpenic ester
    Geranyl acetate 0.34 Monoterpenic ester
    Beta-bisabolene 0.48 Sesquiterpene
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