Lexicon: Bergamot

Common Name: Bergamot Latin Name: Scarlet Monarda A favorite in our gardens due to its showy scarlet flowers, Bergamot is part of the mint family.  It’s foliage has a perfume fragrance reminiscent of the Bergamot Orange and its young leaves were infused for a beverage known by Native Americans as “Oswego Tea”.  It is also … Continued

Lexicon: Bergamot Essential Oil

Common Name: Bergamot Essential Oil Latin Name: Citrus bergamia Small green fruit found in the Mediterranean, are not edible, but emit a wonderful scent! First mentioned in the seventeenth century Parfumer Francois, it was named after the town of Bergamo in Italy. Bergamot scents many colognes and flowers and flavours Earl Grey Tea. The scent … Continued