Citrus bergamia risso
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REACH: 01-2120117613-65-XXXX - Fully Registered by Producer
Our producer, Diego Visalli, is a third-generation producer of citrus oils based in Calabria, Italy, the region that produces almost all the Bergamot Oil in the world.
A small quantity of organic bergamot oil is available each year from Diego Visalli’s own organic orchards. Production season is normally December to February (weather dependant). Middle season production (from orchards mid altitude) are normally best for proving flavouring for tea production. Nothing grows beneath the organic bergamot other than pumpkins, which are used to make soup for the pickers during the harvest season.
In a highly efficient process, perfected through the years, Diego Visalli cold press bergamot fruit from their own, and nearby growers, organic orchards into beautiful natural bergamot oil. This is not chemically processed to remove furocoumarin, so it is not FCF (hence not suitable for leave on skin products) and has a rich green colour. Visalli do a tertiary extraction of the waters gathered from the cold pressing process to produce a peratoner grade, which is near water white and FCF.
Organic bergamot essential oil is obtained by cold pressing the quartered juiced ripe fruits of Citrus Bergamia, Risso et Poiteau.
Appearance: Colourless to pale green
Odour: Characteristic of the outer part of fresh bergamot peel
Specific Gravity at 20oC: 0.860 – 0.868
Refractive Index at 20oC: 1.463 – 1.469
Optical Rotation at 20oC: +10o – +36o
CAS Number: 8007-75-8 / 89957-91-5
EC Number: 289-612-9
GC Profile (typical):
Limonene: 30 to 45%
Linalyl acetate: 22 to 36%
Linalool: 3 to 15%
y-Terpinene: 6 to 10%
beta-Pinene: 5.5 to 9.5%
Geranial: 0.25 to 0.5%
Compliant with UN Packing Group III
This oil is produced exclusively for Khush Ingredients in Calabria, Italy by Diego Visalli.
This oil is widely used in the personal care industry and is generally regarded as safe but may be harmful if swallowed and if levels are exceeded.
For details, please request the specific safety data sheet for each oil.
Main Safety & Handling Statements:
H226: Flammable liquid and vapour
H304: May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways
H315: Causes skin irritation
H317: May cause an allergic skin reaction
H410: Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
24 months when stored within advised conditions, re-test every 12 months thereafter for a possible further 24 months
Khush Ingredients is certified by the Soil Association and all organic materials are imported with full certificate of inspection.