Citrus bergamia, also called Citrus aurant bergamia is native to the Mediterranean region growing to 12 meters in height when uncultivated. Bergamot originates from a small coastal area of southern Calabria in Italy where the trees grow to their fullest. The tree has smooth oval leaves and produces small yellow fruit that are very bitter and thus, normally not eaten. Unable to be propagated by seed, Bergamot cuttings are often grafted onto other citrus tree’s root stocks such as lemon or bitter orange.
About The Oil
The fruit from which Bergamot is pressed actually produces four common essential oils: Bergamot, Neroli (steam distilled from the flowers which become the fruit), Petitgrain (French for ‘small grains’ from leaves and branches with unripe fruit, the ‘petit’ grains) and “Neroli Petitgrain” (steam distilled oil from the leaves and branches of the tree when the branches are in full bloom).
These Bergamot oils are cold pressed from the peels of ripe fruit grown in Italy. The soil and conditions of Italy are known to produce the finest bergamot oils in the world. These are wonderful 100% pure Bergamot essential oils with beautiful, full bouquets. It has a wonderful, rich, tart-sweet aroma. Customers have told us this is the best they’ve ever found, and we very much agree. We’ve also included a Bergaptene-Free (BPF) Bergamot oil for use in skin care, or anywhere photosensitivity created by Bergamot would be a concern. No matter what your application, enjoy!
Bergamot essential oil is named after the Italian city of Bergamo in Lombardy, where the oil was first sold. It was a primary ingredient in one of the first ‘eau de cologne’ formulas,