Bergamot - Bergaptene Free (Calabrian) Essential Oil

Bergamot - Bergaptene Free (Calabrian) Essential Oil
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Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia

Main Constituents:
Limonene: 40.47%
Linalyl acetate: 26.79%
Linalool: 10.78%

Plant Part: Fruit Peel

Origin: Italy

Processing Method: Cold Pressed

Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, light yellowish green to yellowish brown liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: The aroma is basically citrus, yet fruity and sweet with a warm spicy floral quality, and is reminiscent of Neroli, giving a middle note of medium strength.

Blends With: Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Orange, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver and Ylang-ylang.

Product Abstract: The Bergamot tree can grow up to four meters high, with star-shaped flowers, and smooth leaves, bearing citrus fruit resembling a cross between an orange and a grapefruit but in a pear-shape. The fruit ripens from green to yellow. The name Bergamot is derived from the city Bergamo in Lombardy where the oil was first sold. In this variety, the bergaptene content which causes photosensitivity has been removed. This allows the Bergamot to be used in skin and hair care formulations without concern for phototoxicity after exposure to the sun.

Cautions: Dilute well before use; May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Rating: Star
I can't get enough of this. Favorite EO for cp soap. Versatile and doesn't accelerate trace.

By: Ange, Woodland Park, Colorado
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Loyal Customer Since: 08-Jan-2015


Rating: Star
Love love love this eo. Deep, rich citrus scent that really rounds out my blends. I used it in my holiday spice body butter in place of sweet orange oil and it worked perfectly.

By: Suni, Lehigh Acres, Florida
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Loyal Customer Since: 16-Nov-2012


Rating: Star
excellent quality, I could even say that this bergamot has a little more 'depth' to it than others I've tried.

By: Robert, Prescot, California
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Loyal Customer Since: 29-Oct-2013


Rating: Star
Smells nice and masculine.

By: Silvia, Riverside, California
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Loyal Customer Since: 15-Apr-2013


Rating: Star
This is the prettiest citrus essential oil I've ever smelled! Unfortunately it is easily overpowered by other essential oil. Still, one of my favorites because it smells so clean uplifting!

By: Sarah, Temecula, California
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Loyal Customer Since: 27-Sep-2013


Rating: Star
This is a wonderful, uplifting, sweet citrus scent. It lends a lovely top note to my CP soaps. More is needed for soap making than when using other citrus oils, but this is one EO I would never be withoug!

By: Nancy, Granby, Connecticut
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Loyal Customer Since: 28-Jul-2009


Rating: Star
I love this eo I used it in my M&P soap and it came out smelling great and the fragrance stays, I love the way it smells. My love affair started with Earl Grey tea and now I finally have the eo to use. Thank you NDA

By: Rose, Saint Albans, New York
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Loyal Customer Since: 08-May-2013


Rating: Star
I have and love this variety of bergamot. I use it in a variety of products, and I love the fact that this variety can be used in facial care. I will always use this ingredient! Love Love Love!

By: Julie, Watertown, New York
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Loyal Customer Since: 18-Sep-2009


Rating: Star
Nice, very nice for sure. A great blending oil I use often.

By: Tom, Smithfield, Utah
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Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jul-2012


Rating: Star
Delicious and citrusy, very crisp and intense. One of my favorites.

By: Carolyne, Sherbrooke, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
Wonderful scent that blends so well with other oils. It's a customer favorite, for sure!

By: Cynthia, Oneida, Kentucky
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Loyal Customer Since: 05-Oct-2012


Rating: Star
This bergamot is heavenly in blends. Have used it a lot to round out CP soap blends, it lends a soft citrus note.

By: Stacey, Paris, Illinois
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Loyal Customer Since: 20-Nov-2011


Rating: Star
this smelled absolutely amazing out of the bottle but did not hold up in cp soap AT ALL. it's a shame b/c it's a lovely scent.

By: Meredith, Los Angeles, California
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Loyal Customer Since: 22-Aug-2012


Rating: Star
Absolutely beautiful scent! Flowery, fruity, and citrus-y. Blends well with many flower scents; does not overpower but still comes through well. Works beautifully in CP soaps as well as perfumes. So happy that NDA carries the bergaptene-free one :) Thank you!

By: Yumika, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Loyal Customer Since: 21-Jan-2012


Rating: Star
This oil reminds me of perfume, but not in a perfume-y way, if that makes sense. I feel it could be perfect mixed with many things to make both sophisticated and sensual scents. I feel all citrus fruits are great for skin and are uplifting and refreshing, and bergamot is a wonderful subtle option. And bergaptene-free!--That's wonderful!

By: Kelly, North Babylon, New York
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Loyal Customer Since: 21-Jan-2012


Rating: Star
Excellent quality, just used in CP soap with equal parts of clary sage and a touch of black pepper, the scent stays true.

By: Patricia, Gaylord, Michigan
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Loyal Customer Since: 19-Mar-2011


Rating: Star
Bergamot offers a sweet citrus smell that's great for various skin conditions (such as psoriasis and eczema). Some of the reviews below state that the oil is a bit too sharp for them, etc., but I actually find the oil really warm and sweet. It's not sharp like lemon or lime oils. It has a fruity floral quality that's a bit intoxicating.... it definitely has that warm sweet quality of fruit and floral notes that lavender has (if that makes any sense). It's great for blends in soap. And because it's bergaptene free, you don't have to worry about it being phototoxic.

By: Steven, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Loyal Customer Since: 11-Dec-2011


Rating: Star
This is a great oil, not one of my absolute favorites, but quite versatile nonetheless in making perfumes. It's definitely citrusy and also quite sharp. In addition, it has a floral quality to it. It's pretty strong right out of the bottle, so a little goes a long way.

By: Lauretta, San Diego, California
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Loyal Customer Since: 19-Jun-2010


Rating: Star
Like the previous review stated, not that warm slightly peppery Bergamot that I am used to, but sharper and crisper and more heavily weighted to the sweet citrusy side. Still, a wonderful scent and free from Bergaptene.

By: Laura, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
Great price, too, I want to add! One of the best I've seen.

By: Andrea, Katy, Texas
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Loyal Customer Since: 14-Mar-2011


Rating: Star
I was so excited to get this oil that so many people love! I like it and am glad to have a citrus scent that I can use without worrying about photosensitivity. It's not as strong as I'd hoped, though. Will have to get the regular bergamot soon to compare.

By: Andrea, Katy, Texas
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Loyal Customer Since: 14-Mar-2011


Rating: Star
Wonderful smell, lovely scent.

By: Moira, Orleans, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
Thank you for making this version, I can use it in my aftershave.

By: Michele, Montreal, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
Hands down this is one of many of my favorite EO that i use in my soap production. A quality product at a quality price that won\'t break your pocketbook.

By: Glenn, Los Angeles, California
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Loyal Customer Since: 31-Aug-2009


Rating: Star
One of my favorites. I love it in the bath with some Lavender French before bed. Or on a scentball. Lovely scent!

By: Carolyn, Boise, Idaho
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Loyal Customer Since: 11-Mar-2010


Rating: Star
So glad to have a Bergaptene Free version as I am using this in a topical blend.

By: Janmarie, Brookdale, California
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Loyal Customer Since: 19-Nov-2008


Rating: Star
I have never tried Bergamot essential oil, and had heard good things about it. I've tried it my HP soap and it has been very popular. Great smelling quality oil, will definitely be back in the future.

By: Garrett, Cedar City, Utah
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Loyal Customer Since: 14-Apr-2010


Rating: Star
Wonderful scent and the bergaptene free is perfect for skin care products.

By: Kelly, Columbia, Maryland
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Loyal Customer Since: 06-Sep-2010


Rating: Star
I use bergamot in almost every essential oil combination I make. I tried NDA's bergamot for the first time and love it. It's ever so slightly more green and less fruity than some bergamots, but it's fabulous. And a great price!

By: Kyle, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Loyal Customer Since: 08-Dec-2008


Rating: Star
This bergamot has a clean, sweet, blossomy orange scent with a pinaceous edge that has no bitterness. I find it energizing, like listening to a great trumpet player carry the melody in a band. Thanks for offering this oil.

By: Henry, Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Loyal Customer Since: 22-Jul-2010


Rating: Star
Works great on my zits!Not a strong scent. I mixed it with pink grapefruit and baobob and some of the inflamation and redness in my acne go away almost immediately.

By: Candice, Ocala, Florida
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Loyal Customer Since: 27-Feb-2009


Rating: Star
What can I say, but WONDERFUL!

By: Shirleen, Penetanguishene, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
Wonderful aroma! Soaps beautifully in CP soap. No acceleration or discoloration. Anchored with Litsea Cubeba with Earl Grey tea. Splendid!!

By: Brandon, Willis, Michigan
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Loyal Customer Since: 04-Mar-2010


Rating: Star
Very glad that you offer Bergaptene free thank so much smells great

By: Rabecca, Columbus, Michigan
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Loyal Customer Since: 24-Feb-2009


Rating: Star
i mix with with lemongrass and geranium and water for an ayurvedic steam inhalation to combat depression. such an uplifting combinasion!

By: Heidi, Montreal, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
Wonderful smell with a hint of citrus! Works well in cp soap!

By: Lori, Mchenry, Illinois
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Sep-2008


Rating: Star
I think bergaptene free bergamot oil smells better than just bergamot oil. I bough both versions. Originally, I thought the bergaptene version smelled weaker because it had go through the process of taking out bergaptene, but actually, the treated version smelled more floral and not bitter (compared to the original). I wish both versions would smell stronger though.

By: Tily, Sunnyvale, California
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Loyal Customer Since: 25-Sep-2006


Rating: Star
Lovely scent, hint of green hidden in the citrus.

By: Piper, Denver, Colorado
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Loyal Customer Since: 10-Feb-2009


Rating: Star
my mom really likes the smell of this one! i am not a huge fan but it is definitely of really good quality. and the bergaptene free makes it a plus as it is not as photo-sensitive.

By: Julie, Rochester, New York
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Loyal Customer Since: 03-Jun-2008


Rating: Star
In the Las Vegas Sun having the bergaptene removed really helps and it didnt seem to affect the quality at all! Mixes well, great antibiotic for skin wounds.

By: Kristal, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Loyal Customer Since: 07-Feb-2008


Rating: Star
Delicate and warm - lovely scent!

By: Cathryn, Orleans, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
Wonderful scent. Try mixing with orange and sandalwood for a delightful aroma in a diffuser.

By: Vanice, Cambridge, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
Citrusy, spicy scent. Nice for blends that need a little "zing"!

By: Judith, Reisterstown, Maryland
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Loyal Customer Since: 26-Mar-2006


Rating: Star
Love this! Smells great and blends very well with other oils. Can't wait to use it in my HP soaps.

By: Christina, Houston, Texas
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Loyal Customer Since: 05-May-2008


Rating: Star
The removal of bergaptene did not affect the quality of the bergamot. The package protection is amazing.

By: Clara, Markham, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
Outstanding quality and price! Blends well with many essential oils. I can't detect a scent difference between Bergamot and Bergaptene Free Bergamot, so I will be purchasing the Bergaptene Free going forward for use in body products - Both are outstanding in quality.

By: Karen, Spring Hill, Florida
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Loyal Customer Since: 04-Dec-2007


Rating: Star
Very wonderful essential oil--made a very nice baby massage experience--AA+++ Nice!

By: Milly, Colorardo City, Arizona
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 10-Apr-2006


Rating: Star
This was my first whiff of bergamot and I like it very much! I like that bergamot's more complex than other citrus EO's. This oil has alot of character.

By: Carolyn, Albany, Ohio
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Loyal Customer Since: 05-May-2007


Rating: Star
My husband has found a new favourite scent blend - Bergamot and Frankincense. I prefer it with a drop of Rose added, myself.

By: Karen, Nepean, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
Excellent price for this wonderful uplifting oil! And better than regular bergamot as it is not as phototoxic. Its uses are endless and an 'essential essential oil' for any aromatherapist. Really wonderful with Yuzu or Grapefruit in a refreshing spray. A great buy for the perfect bergamot.

By: Candice, Sarasota, Florida
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Loyal Customer Since: 29-Jan-2006


Rating: Star
Very nice, highly recommend

By: Olga, Santa Clara, California
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Loyal Customer Since: 04-Mar-2006


Rating: Star
New Directions' Bergamot Essential Oil is wonderful and rich. It works well alone or with other aromatic blends to use in lotions or butters or oils (as I use in my applications). I highly recommend this essential oil to anyone wishing to experiment or to try a new supplier. You cannot go wrong with either the quality or the price point.

By: Lynn, Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Loyal Customer Since: 12-Apr-2006


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