This is one oil that does not need any introduction and exaggeration to put forth its amazing qualities, Bergamot essential oil is the daddy of all other essential oils…
Bergamot has a very sweet smell, like fruity-floral citrus with refreshing, uplifting, and regulating properties. Good general anti-septic, anti-fungal, and relaxant; recommended for oily skin, acne, and depression.
Bergamot oil is made from a tree that can grow up to four meters high, with star-shaped flowers and smooth leaves, bearing citrus fruit resembling a cross between an orange and a grapefruit, but in a pear-shape. The fruit ripens from green to yellow.
In a diffuser it produces an uplifting, refreshingly astringent atmosphere. This may assist in reducing anxiety and depression. As an ingredient in lotions and massage oils it can help reduce tension and inflammation. Well-diluted in a facial or body oil, Bergamot’s anti-septic and anti-fungal properties can be helpful for acne, and problem skin conditions. A few drops in a sitz bath or regular bath can also be beneficial. It is very popular as a perfume ingredient both in commercial and home recipes. Bergamot blends well with most essential oils, particularly -
- the Mints
Bergamot Oil must be protected from sunlight. Bergaptene, one of its components, becomes poisonous if exposed to sunlight. That is why it should be stored in dark bottles in dark places. Even exposure to sunlight should be avoided after it is applied or rubbed on skin.
Bergamot essential oil is an extremely fresh smelling essential oil. The scent is basically fruit and citrus, yet has a warm quality similar to those of neroli and lavender oils. It is a favorite among many aromatherapy practitioners. It is very beneficial for creating a happy and relaxed atmosphere.
Bergamot essential oil is one of the most widely used in toiletries, perfumes, and colognes. Combined with neroli and lavender; bergamot is the main ingredient for the classical 4711 Eau-de-cologne fragrance.
Bergamot essential oil also helps fight oily skin, clogged pores and resulting acne. It relieves urinary tract infections, boosts liver function, while aiding in spleen and stomach health. It has been effective in treating psoriasis, eczema, and herpes simplex type one as well.
Bergamot is also used to enhance the flavor in the popular Earl Grey tea.
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