Bergamot has several healing properties: it helps to fight cholesterol and to mitigate the effects related to advancing age. It is mainly known for its cholesterol-lowering properties. The Bergamot of Calabria is widely used for fragrances but it is also an excellent natural acidifier for drinks and other food products.
Our Essential Oils: Bergamot
|Product||Bergamot Essential Oil|
|Botanical species||Citrus bergamia (Risso et Poiteau)|
|Part used||Peel of fruit|
|Main essence components||Limonene, linalool, linalyl acetate|
|Citrus transformation period||November-March|
|Variations during the season|
|November-December||Maximum concentration of linalool (18%) and minimum of linalyl acetate (20%). Emerald green color.|
The linalool decreases and the linalyl acetate increases.
|February-March||The linalool reaches the minimum concentration (6%) while the linalyl acetate the maximum (40%). Light yellowish green color.|