When I say aromatherapy, count me on this that without the mention of certain essential oils, this entire procedure of soothing through aromatic oils would be null and void…
Bergamot essential oil is part of the citrus family. This makes bergamot very susceptible to sunburn. Always limit your exposure to the sun when applying bergamot oil to the skin. Correct storage of bergamot oil is another important thing to know. Like any other essential oil, bergamot oil needs to be store in an amber tint glass bottle. Keep the bottle closed and away from sunlight. If the oil becomes cloudy, this indicates spoilage. Use these simple precautions to enjoy effectively all the benefits bergamot essential oil offers.
Most people have tasted and smell bergamot in Earl Grey tea. The uplifting citric scent of bergamot is taken from the pear shaped fruit rind. Bergamot (citrus bergamia), a hybrid of orange and lemon, has antidepressant properties. In the book, Aromatherapy: the A-Z Guide to Healing with Essential Oils, Shelagh R. Masline and Barbara Close, state the natural benefits bergamot essential oil has in treating depression, anxiety, stress, and PMS.
Bergamot Oil in Aromatherapy
In aromatherapy, bergamot essential oil is known as nature’s way to balance. Some of its medicinal properties are antibacterial, antiseptic, analgesic, antidepressant, diuretic, digestive, expectorant and tonic. These medicinal properties is what makes bergamot essential oil good to use in treating acne, mouth infections, colds and flu, depression, anxiety, PMS, insomnia, feelings of frustration and anger and stress related disorders. (Aromatherapy: A Lifetime Guide to Healing With Essential Oils by Valerie Gennari Cooksley).
The best way to use bergamot essential oil for depression, anxiety or stress is by diffusing it. Diffuse into the air a couple of drops with an aromatherapy oil burner and enjoy the uplifting aroma of bergamot oil. Bergamot oil can also be applied to the skin with proper dilution. One drop of bergamot essential oil to one tablespoon of base oil is a good rule to follow when diluting bergamot. This oil mixture can be applied to the back of the ears, chest, neck, and around wrists. You will feel blissful with the aromatic scent of bergamot. Make a test patch on your skin for allergic reactions prior use.
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