Best Bergamot Essential Oil
With its comforting citrusy and lightly floral scent, Bergamot essential oil is known for its calming and uplifting effect. Bergamot’s distinctive and familiar aroma is frequently used in perfumes, colognes, and other personal care products, and is perhaps best known as a component of Earl Grey tea.
Bergamot essential oil is used to alleviate anxiety, and with its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties it can have cleansing and purifying benefits. The best bergamot essential oil is produced by cold-pressing the rind of the bergamot orange fruit. It should not be used directly on the skin without a carrier oil.
Bergamot Essential Oil Benefits & Uses
- Lightens feelings of anxiety and sadness
- Helps treat acne and soothes skin irritations
- Softens the feeling of hair and enhances curls
- Helps reduce pain and inflammation
Bergamot essential oil is thought to relieve feelings of despair, self-judgement, and low self-esteem, and to support improved self-acceptance.
Ways to Use Bergamot Essential Oil
- Apply bergamot essential oil mixed with a carrier oil as a spot treatment for pimples, cysts, and blackheads (do not expose to sunlight while the oil is applied)
- Add a few drops to self-care products (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash/scrub, lotion, etc.)
- Use in an essential oil diffuser to promote an uplifting and calming atmosphere
- Add a few drops to a half cup of bath salts and add to bathwater to help relieve stress and anxiety
Constituents and Terpenes
Discontinue usage if experiencing headache, nausea or skin sensitivity after use. Keep out of reach of children. Dilute in a carrier oil before applying topically to minimize skin sensitivity. Consult your physician prior to use if pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care. Avoid contact with eyes. Test in an inconspicuous location before spraying on fabrics or surfaces.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.