Bergamot Essential Oil
Bergamot Essential Oil
Aromatherapeutic uses that can help with: acne, tension, wounds, coughs, stress, and depression.
Historical Uses: Fever Reduction, digestive aid, sweat reducer, when used aromatically Bergamot oil can build confidence, uplift spirits, relieve depression and anxiety.
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- Diffuse to create an uplifting citrus aroma. The flavonoids in Bergamot oil are known for their relaxing effects. They may help relieve anxiety, depression, sadness, stress, and tension. Diffuse in high stress or tension areas such as at school or work.
- Apply to the skin during a shower calming effects and for the purifying skin benefits.
- Dilute in a bath to enhance mood
- Add to Fractionated Coconut Oil for a calming and relaxing foot massage before bed.
- Add one to two drops to your DIY skin care cleanser.
- Mix a few drops into your body lotions to help relieve muscle tension, oily skin, cold sores as well as chicken pox.
- A few drops rubbed on the stomach promotes the secretion of digestive enzymes, including bile. They help improve digestion and the absorption of nutrients.
- Wound care: 10 drops bergamot oil in a quart of water, wash wound thoroughly, then apply 1-2 drops of oil on a bandage directly on a wound.
- For a fever, apply a few drops of bergamot oil on the chest, forehead, and back of the neck. Rub on the palms and cup it over nose and mouth and inhale deeply.
Use a very small amount of the oil blend twice a day (morning and night) directly over the blemish.
Diffuse 2-3 drops in stressful areas
Add 6-8 drops to a relaxation bath
Add a couple drops to a massage oil
Use linked bath bomb recipe above with the following oils
I always like to coordinate the colors of my bath bombs with the aromas so when you add the food color: bergamot is a citrus so with food coloring I mix a pale orange (1 drop red/2 drops yellow) and for lavender a pale purple (2 drops red/1 drop blue). Separate the mixture into halves, half orange, half purple and then put half of each color into your bath bomb mold for a nice two-tone bath bomb!
Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Possible skin sensitivity. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and other sensitive areas. Bergamot oil is phototoxic, avoid sunlight after application for 6 hours to avoid skin irritation and blotching
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Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy. San Rafael, CA: New World Library, 1991. Print.
Many recipes and applications are from word of mouth and various sources or personal experience. If I discovered the info on the internet, I have the web site hyperlinked.
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