Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia
Plant Part: Fruit Peel
Origin: Italy (Calabria)
Processing Method: Cold Pressed
Color/Consistency: This particular Bergamot oil is yellowish-green to yellowish-brown with a thin consistency.
Product Description: Citrus bergamot is grown in southern Calabria (province of Reggio), southern Italy. One hundred bergamot oranges yield about three ounces (85 g) of bergamot oil. The oil contains extremely large amounts of polyphenols, as compared to other citrus species. Bergamot contains extremely large amounts of polyphenols, as compared to other citrus species.
Cautions: Bergamot Essential Oil has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin. Due to the presence of bergaptene in this oil, please consult a physician prior to using it. Dilute well before use; May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.