This cooling oil is calming and relieves nervous tension. It is one of our favorite mood uplifting oils and can also improve mental clarity and sharpen senses.
Best ways to use Bergamot essential oil:
- Direct Palm / Nasal Inhaler: Place a drop of oil in the palm of your hand, gently rub the hands together, cup your hands around your nose and take a deep breath in through the nose. You can also add several drops to nasal inhaler and breath in throughout the day. You can repeat multiple times though out the day when you would like to increase positive mood. (add rose for grief, neroli for stress and clary sage for hormone imbalance)
- Diffuser: Bergamot is a lovely smelling oil which makes a pleasant scent for the diffuser (for stress we love to combine it with neroli and clary sage)
- Apply directly to an insect bite to relieve itchiness and irritation (great to combine with blue chamomile).
- Add to a carrier oil such as apricot kernel oil for a daily moisturizer (smells great with vanilla).
- Add several drops to a hydrosol or water base and use as a body or room spritzer.
Other oils it blends well with:
chamomile blue, clary sage, eucalyptus, fir essential oils, frankincense, ginger, graperfruit, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, lime, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vanilla and ylang.
Fun facts: The oil is produced from a rind of a fruit similar to the bitter orange. The oil is used in a black tea to create Earl Grey. The bergamot fruit should not be confused with the bergamot herb aka bee balm (mint family).
Cautions:This essential oil may contain phototoxic properties and it is suggested to avoid exposure to the sun after application to the skin. Dilute well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.