This oil is extracted from bergamot Citrus, which is a fruit of the size of an orange, yellow in color and has a pleasant fragrance. The juice of the fruit tastes less sour than lemon, but is bitter than grapefruit. Bergamot grows on small trees and the juice of fruit is used in various medicines as an herbal remedy for malaria and its essential oil is widely used in aromatherapy applications.
Citrus Bergamia Risso
This can blend well with black pepper, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, mandarin, orange, nutmeg, rosemary, vetiver, sandalwood and ylang-ylang.
The main contents include myrcene, limonene, a-bergaptene, b-bisabolene, linalool, linalyl acetate, nerol, neryl acetate, geraniol, geraniol acetate and a-terpineol.
This essential oil finds application in food preparations, fragrances and in various medicines. The juice of fruit is used as herbal remedy for malaria and is also used in aromatherapy purposes.