Oils from zests like lemon, bergamot, lime, tangerine, grapefruit or bitter orange fruits are characterized by a refreshing, tangy scent. Citrus ingredients impart clean and bright notes when added to the top notes of a fragrance. Citrus essential oils are most often obtained by a process called expression where the skin is pressed to extract the oil encapsulated in each bump you can see at the surface of the fruit. Citrus oils are fragile and easily deteriorated by heat. Great quality essences are expensive but they provide an unmatched freshness and natural touch to the blends and are well worth the expense.

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