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Bergamot

The Italians have been using Bergamot for many year. Bergamot is a unintentionally unique citrus fruit that is a combination between a lemon and an orange. Bergamot thrives on the fresh sea-air and acidic soil conditions that are found in the area of Reggio di Calabria in Italy. The Italians have been using bergamot for its many beneficial properties that include skin rejuvenation, relief for muscle aches and pains and to assist in reducing stress.

The bitter fruit that produces a sweet scent has the ability to create an uplifting and calming environment. Bergamot is produced through cold pressing, similar to the lemon essential oil, the rind is mechanically squeezed to produce its pure essential oil.

Bergamot essential oil uses and benefits

Relaxant/Sedative

The oil is very effective in lifting your mood while also relaxing the nerves. It can be added to any beverage to get your mood up for the day or make you fall asleep quickly at night. Dopamine and serotonin are stimulated which leads to a natural relaxed state.

As a deodorant

Citrus oils have a strong aromatic odour which can be used to cancel or mask the effects of foul smells. Applying it to armpits that tent t be odour-heavy areas, will disinfect and prevent germs from accumulating in this area.

Treating muscle pains

Because it is a natural relaxant for muscles it is a great solution for anyone suffering from muscle spasms.

Bergamot as Deodorant
Bergamot for Muscle Pain
Burn and injury treatment

Due to the antibiotic properties the oil contains it can be used as a soothing agent on inflamed areas. It will also provide an antiseptic function to keep the area clean. It will also give the body additional defence by providing a protection coat. Bergamot is best used in combination with a cold compress.

Skin Care

I can help keep the skin firm and moisturised. The key substance found in bergamot oil is cicatrizant which is necessary for treating scars, liver spots and blemishes on the skin.

Bergamot Fruit
Bergamot oil in Skincare
As an Antidepressant

When you supper from low energy, bergamot has some anti-depressant properties. It as a natural and subtle way to act as an anti-depressant. Blood flow will be stimulated by means of a substance called alpha-pinene and limonene. It does not cure any mental conditions but it helps the person through these periods.

Hair regrowth

By adding Bergamot oil to shampoo it will increase the blood flow to the scalp with its natural stimulants. Oxygen and nutrients are delivered to hair follicles and results in the fibres being nourished and increasing growth.

Bergamot Essential Oil
Bergamot Infused Shampoo

Fun ideas on how to incorporate essential oils into your everyday life:

Like any other citrus, bergamot oil is the perfect addition to any glass of water. For that extra wow factor, add a few drops together with some cut up fruit pieces.

By using pantry ingredients such as honey, Greek yogurt and celery, you can make your own foot mask for purifying benefits. Your skin will be rejuvenated from heel to toe as it absorbs the moisture while soothing distressed feet.

Fizzing Bath Bombs

By using simple household ingredients you can easily recreate a spa like environment at home. Bath bombs are fun and add excitement to your senses.

Bath bombs are the perfect gift for adults and children.

Note: If you don’t have a bathtub, you can use them in the shower. They are just as effective. The water will dissolve the bath bomb and release the aroma into the steam.

Bath Bombs
Ingredients
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup corn-starch
  • ½ cup fractionated coconut oil
  • 8-10 drops favourite essential oil

*You can replace fractionated coconut oil with almond oil or olive oil.

Bath Bomb
Bergamot in your Beverages
Instructions
    • Place the citric acid, baking soda, corn-starch and oil in a bpwl
    • Add 8 – 10 drops of essential oil to the mixture
    • Mix well with spoon until soft dough is formed. The consistency should be that of damp sand. If the mixture is too wet, you can add more baking soda and corn-starch.
    • You can now add food colouring, dried herbs and fresh or dry flower petals.
    • Place the mixture into a silicone mould. Let it sit for at least 24 hours before removing.
    • When you are ready to use, just drop into a bathtub or place in the shower and allow to dissolve.
Bath Bomb in a Bath Tub
Caution

Keep out of reach of children. Possible skin sensitivity could occur if too much essential oil is used. If you are pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician fitst. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ear and sensitive area.

Conclusion

Bergamot oil has a ton of benefits to offer to any person. It should not be limited to just these conditions as the fruit also has a hight effective source for natural remedy. Bergamot can be used in multiple ways. It is important to understand how it works first and then figure out what the best form of application and usage will be.