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Citrus aurantium subsp. bergamia
Steam distillation of the peel of the fruit
This small fruit tree is found in abundance in Italy where the fruit peel is made into candied peel. The small greenish yellow fruit are very bitter and inedible raw.
A light greenish-yellow oil with a sweet citrus/fruity aroma.
Used in Italy for fever (malaria) and worms
Blends well with
Lavender, sandalwood, geranium and juniper essential oils
Cautions and comments
Normally considered a safe essential oil if used in dilution and with care in hot climates.
Main chemical constituents
Alcohols (< 60%), esters (< 60%), coumarins (5%).
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in cool, dark place.