Bergamot essential oil is one wonderful solution for every minor major problem. This oil is medically sound. I had an uncle of mine, who suggested this to me, he has this certain medicinal connect. I tried, personally, and it was so effective.
It may be that Bergamot directly influences the appetite-control centre in the brain, or that, by working with the underlying tensions that have provoked the under- or over-eating, it enables the sufferer to return to a normal weight and eating pattern. Perhaps it should be pointed out that this is not an overnight ‘cure’, but a process that involves great sensitivity on the part of the therapist, and a will to get better on the part of the person seeking help.
The antiseptic properties of Bergamot, allied to its really delicious fragrance, make it my first choice for treating acne, oily skins and all infected skin conditions. It can be used in a massage oil for -
- Facial treatment
- Blended in creams
- Aromatic waters
A hot compress of Bergamot can be used on boils to draw out the infection and promote healing, though a person with boils should also be advised on dietary and other ways of eliminating toxins. It should be emphasised that Bergamot must never be used undiluted, as it can cause skin irritation (though a few drops on the wrist as a perfume will be harmless).
Bergamot increases the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight, so making it tan faster, and there is some suggestion that it may increase the risk of skin cancer. Do not use Bergamot in massage oils, bath oils or skin preparations during sunny weather. Never use Bergamot undiluted on exposed areas of skin, as quite severe burning can result. This photosensitising effect lasts for several days after application. The same caution applies to eau de cologne, lavender water and other commercial perfumes and toiletries which contain Bergamot oil. Bergamot does not protect the skin against burning.
Bergamot is cooling in feverish conditions. It is an ingredient of Earl Grey tea, and of ‘real’ eau de cologne (as mentioned in the last paragraph), both of which have a cooling and uplifting effect. It is an excellent deodorant, both for personal use and for rooms and buildings. It is also an effective insect repellent, and is used commercially for this purpose.
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