Bergamot Essential Oil is one of my favorite citrus oils to enjoy in the diffuser and tomindfully use in topical applications. The aroma of Bergamot Essential Oil is reminiscent to that of orange, but it is wonderfully more complex. It almost seems to possess an underlying floral characteristic to it. Drinkers of Early Gray tea are especially familiar with the flavor and aroma of bergamot as the oil is used to flavor the tea.
Bergamot Essential Oil may be helpful in use during periods of depression, sadness or grief, and it is known for its ability to help combat oily skin and acne
Because it is highly phototoxic, it must be used with care on the skin and avoided when exposed to the sun or UV rays. Bergaptene is the naturally occurring chemical constituent found in Bergamot Essential Oil that makes the oil so highly phototoxic. Varieties of Bergamot Essential Oil are available that have the bergaptene synthetically removed. Bergamot Essential Oil is sometimes available as a steam distilled oil.
Bergamot oil boasts of powerful antibacterial, analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, and soothing effects. Back in the day, Italians used bergamot oil in folk medicine to cool fevers and expel intestinal worms.
Bergamot oil is also used to reduce pain from headaches and muscle tension as well as stimulate hormonal and digestive juices. Yes, no one-trick pony!
Benefits the Whole Body:
Surprising health benefits from using bergamot essential oil as a natural remedy. Bergamot oil is antibacterial, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic. It's uplifting, improves your digestion and keeps your system working properly.
· releases emotional pain
· works as a powerful antidepressant
· relieves joint and muscle pain
· aids digestive system
· soothes skin irritations
· works as a sedative
· cleanses oily skin
· kills germs and bacteria
· relieves stress
· reduces cough
Uses of Bergamot Oil:
Below are some of its other practical uses:
Sweet and citrus scent - Because of its unique fruity and subtly spicy aroma, bergamot oil is frequently added to different perfume and cosmetic products.
Bergamot oil blends perfectly well with other essential oils such as cedarwood, citronella, clary sage, geranium, ho leaf, neroli, lavender, lemon, palmarosa, rosewood, tangerine, and ylang-ylang.
Stimulates hormonal secretions — Bergamot oil helps maintain proper metabolic rates by stimulating hormonal secretions, digestive juices, bile and insulin.
Cures infections — Bergamot oil is used in skin soaps because it inhibits the growth of germs, fungi and virus. When you apply the oil to your skin or hair, you reduce the risk of infection and won't notice the shine come through.
Relieves stress — Bergamot oil is a relaxant — it reduces nervous tension and feelings of stress and anxiety. Relieve stress and anxiety by using bergamot oil in a diffuser or oil burner.
Reduces pain — Because bergamot essential oil increases hormone secretions, it lessens the sensitively of nerves that create pain. Instead of relying on pain killers that have nasty side effects, use this safe and natural oil to relieve pain and tension.
Heals skin — Bergamot essential oil is used to minimize the look of scars and other marks on the skin; it tones the skin by making the supply of melanin even. These scars can be the result of acne or skin infections or irritations. You can also add 10 drops of bergmot oil to your warm bath water — the benefits of a bergamot oil bath go way beyond your skin. It's great for your mood, hormonal balance and built-up tension.
Reduces fever — Bergamot essential oil fights infections caused by harmful bacteria. The feeling of warmth that happens when your hormone levels are elevated leads to sweat, and this helps in reducing a fever.
Cavity protection — Bergamot oil helps infected teeth. It removes germs from your teeth when used as a mouthwash, and it protects your teeth from developing cavities.
Protection from tetanus — Tetanus is a dangerous nerve ailment caused by the toxin of a common bacterium called Clostridium tetani. Bergamot essential oil has disinfectant and antiseptic properties and the power to kill bacterium that lead to infections.
Relieves congestion — Bergamot oil is an anticongestive, which means it relieves congestion and respiratory problems. This helps the body eliminate the germs and toxins that develop in your body when sick. Use a vaporizer or oil burner, or rub five drops of bergamot oil into your hands and cup your mouth and nose. You can also try rubbing the oil on your throat and chest.
Bergamot Oil is phototoxic. Tisserand and Young recommend a dermal maximum use of 0.4% to avoid phototoxicity. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile on this oil is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 87, 211.] FCF/Bergaptine-Free versions of Bergamot are available that dramatically reduce the phototoxicity of the oil. However, such oils are rectified to remove the furanocoumarins and are not considered a pure, whole oil.