Botanical Name: Citrus Aurantium Var. Bergamia
Botany and Origins: Bergamot is a citrus fruit in the Rutaceae family, commonly known as the rue or citrus family of flowering plants. It is cultivated in the southern part of Italy and likely a hybrid between bitter orange and lemon or lime. It is an evergreen tree that grows up to 12m tall and propagated by grafting, with the best results using bitter oranges producing strong trees. The oil is expressed from the peel of the fruit and although the juice was previously discarded because of its bitter taste, it is now being used to fortify fruit juice in place of synthetic additives. It is well known that Bergamot is used to flavour Earl Grey tea.
History: It's believed that Bergamot originates from India and that it was introduced by the Arabs into Malta and Sicily during the early tenth century. The first documented use of Bergamot essential oil was in 1693 in France used in a perfume called Essence de Cedreou Bergamotte.
Method of Extraction: Cold pressed
Plant Part: Peel
Aromatic Scent: Refreshing, citrus, sweet and slightly floral.
Fragrance Note: Top
Blending: This uplifting essential oil blends well with Cypress, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Jasmine, Lavender, Marjoram, Melissa, Neroli, Rose, Rose Geranium, Sandalwood, Ylang-Ylang and Vetiver.
Aromatic blending is a combination of creativity and science. Essential oils will evaporate at different rates because of their molecular compositions. Oils that evaporate the quickest, usually within 1-2 hours, are called top notes. Oils that evaporate within 2-4 hours are considered middle notes and oils that take the longest time to evaporate - up to a few days - are referred to as base notes. Each of our oils have the fragrance 'Note' listed on the bottle. We recommend the following formula in creating your personal blend: Top note: 2-3 drops; Middle note: 4-8 drops; Base note: 1-3 drops.
We can feel a little different each day, so follow your nose and intuition when blending for your personal preference.
Use: 2-3 drops in diffuser, full body bath, foot bath or diluted in 10ml carrier oil for massage. A few drops in cooking.
Plant Compounds: limonene, linalyl acetate, linalool, sabinene, y-terpinene, , B pinene, , a-pinene, geranial acetate, caryophyllene.
These are beneficial natural plant compounds and they differ between each essential oil, giving each oil its distinct natural properties.
Note: Australian Body essential oils are 100% pure & natural and are stringently tested for purity. Please consult a qualified practitioner for specific advice on the use of this 100% pure essential oil.
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