Bergamot essential oil is one of the oils I had never heard of when I first started learning about essential oils.–Since then I have learned that it is the most delicate of the citrus plants, requiring social climate and soil in order to thrive. The only Bergemot oil I use is sourced directly from Italy–one of the few places in the world where it grows. Italians have used Bergamot essential oil for years to reduce tension and stress and to soothe and rejuvenate skin. In Greece, the unripe fruits are used at sweetmeats, eaten by spoonful as a dessert or with coffee. Hmmm, that would be a refreshing dessert! (Probably much better for you than what I usually choose-hahaha!) Bergamot is unique among citrus oils due to its ability to be both uplifting and calming, making it ideal to help with anxiety and depression. It is also purifying and cleansing for the skin, helping with oily skin conditions and promoting a smooth, clear complexion while leaving a calming effect. (As will all citrus oils, make sure that you do not spend time in direct sunlight for 12hours after applying to skin that will be exposed to the sun.) –It is a beautiful oil!
What can you use Bergamot Essential Oil for?
• Calming and soothing aroma.
• Frequently used in massage therapy for its calming benefits.
• Diffuse in the classroom, at work, or at home when stress levels or tension is high.
• Apply to the skin while showering and inhale deeply to experience its calming aroma while enjoying its purifying skin benefits.
• Change regular tea to Earl Grey with the addition of Bergamot.
• Apply to the feet before bedtime for a sense of calm and harmony.
• Add one to two drops to your next DIY skin care cleanser.
• Mixes well with Lavender, Patchouli, Lime, and Arborvitae.
• Diffuse for a sense of self confidence.