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Olfactive Description: Citrus, Orange, Lemon, Woody

A complex citrus favorite, Bergamot essential oil performs well on its own or as a top note in a handmade blend. This cold pressed essential oil comes from the rind of the bergamot orange fruit. Bright and uplifting, bergamot has sophisticated notes reminiscent of bitter orange and lemon that merge together with warm, woody accents.

Bergamot essential oil performs best in bath and body products like bar soap, lotion, and perfume. We also recommend it for use in wax melts, tarts, and reed diffusers.

Candle Maker’s Notes:
We’ve thoroughly tested our essential oils for use in candles. While this essential oil is safe for use in candles, we do not recommend it. We found that the burning flame transforms the scent into something similar to burning rubber, a very unpleasant scent. The shift in the scent is caused by a reaction between the essential oil and the flame. However, wax melts produce the expected citrus scent.

If you’re searching for a bergamot fragrance that performs well in a candle, we recommend Orange Blossom fragrance oil.

Blends Well With: Lavender (Bulgarian), Cedarwood (Virginia)

Fragrance Wheel Family: Citrus

Vibe Check: Happy, Upbeat, Uplifting, Vibrant

Suggested Colors: Orange, Yellow

See our complete list of candle making dyes and soap colorants.

Storage Tip: Best stored refrigerated away from food products or in a cool, dark place.

Returns: Essential oils can only be returned with an unbroken, original seal on the bottle.

This Product has Shipping Restrictions
Due to the low flashpoint of this product it's not shippable by air.
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Botanical Name
Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Peel
This product is not Certified Origin
Plant Part
Extraction Method
Cold Pressed
136°F (57°C)
This product is not Prop 65 Warning Required

Recommended Applications

This product is not Candle Safe
Not recommended
This product is Bar Soap Safe usage: 1.0% - 6.0%
This product is Liquid Soap Safe usage: 0.5% - 1.0%
This product is Lotion Safe usage: 1.5% - 2.0%
This product is Room Spray Safe usage: up to 5.0%
This product is Perfume Safe usage: up to 15.0%
This product is Diffuser Base Approved usage: up to 25.0%
Usage amounts are recommendations only. Individual usage amounts can vary based on your desired essential oil strength, wax type, soap base, or lotion base. See IFRA certificate for max usage levels. Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Cold Process Soap Performance


Lye Water Temperature 110ºF (43.3°C)
Oil Temperature 110ºF (43.3°C)

We did experience a slight amount of acceleration but no separation. It took a while to reach an emulsion, and once we achieved a light trace the batter remained thin. We continued stick blending to a medium trace. As we started pouring into the mold we noticed it started to thicken. After 24 hours, we observed the soap gelled about ¾ of the way through the loaf. There was very light discoloration to pale yellow, and we had to compare it to our unscented reference bar to see the discoloration clearly. The scent was very strong. After 30 days there did not appear to be any discoloration. Unfortunately, the scent faded significantly but was still detectable.

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Amazing Fragrance

This is one of my favorites from CS. Deep, rich ,clean beautiful aroma. Blends with fragrances easily. This is a high quality great fragrance that takes your candles into the luxury category. This is a must have in your collection always. I just love ❤️ this one

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Heaven on Earth!

Bergamot is one of my favorite scent profiles and CS nailed this EO. I wish I could bathe in it.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Amazing scent

This oil doesn't disappoint. Love the versatility of Bergamot and I've used a ton of oils which are pricier and not any better than this. So so happy CS is carrying eo along with all the other amazing scents.