Bergamot is cultivated primarily in the southern coast of Italy and has been used in the Middle East for hundreds of years as a flavoring, perfume, and an addition to moisturizers and cosmetics. An orange-shaped citrus fruit the color of a lime, Bergamot has a sharp, sweet, earthy scent profile and includes the naturally-occurring constituents limonene, linalool, and beta-pinene. Bergamot oil is obtained by cold pressing the bumpy, green rind of the fruit. It is an important ingredient in many Young Living essential oil blends, including Dragon Time™ Bath & Shower Gel and Progessence Plus™ serum. Bergamot can cause photosensitivity and should be avoided before going into direct sunlight.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Citrus aurantium bergamia
BOTANICAL FAMILY: Rutaceae
REGION(S) FOUND: Italy and Morocco
EXTRACTION METHOD: Cold pressed or Vacuum distillation
YL REGION: Most Young Living Bergamot essential oil comes from Italy.
Bergamot essential oil joined the Young Living family in 1994.