Bergamot essential oil

Bergamot

(Citrus bergamia)

Bergamot essential oil is used aromatically and topically  while Bergamot Vitality essential oil is a dietary oil and therefore can be ingested.

Like most citrus oils, Bergamot oil is cold pressed from the rind of the fruit. It is unique among citrus oils due to its ability to be both uplifting and calming, making it ideal to diffuse at work or school. A hybrid of a bitter orange and a sweet lemon, the scent of bergamot essential oil is similar to a sweet light orange peel oil with a floral tone and is a common top note in perfumes.

How to use: For aromatic or topical use.  Diffuse, inhale, or add to bath water.  Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists.  Possible skin sensitivity.  Warning: Phototoxic.  Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

  1. Diffuse alone or with other citrus or crisp smelling oils such as tangerine, orange, grapefruit, Rosemary, or Tea Tree for a refreshing aromatic experience.
  2. Add to your skin care products to support healthy looking skin.  Works great with oily skin!  Be careful as Bergamot can be photosensitive.
  3. Bergamot essential oil’s citrus aroma is both empowering and light, making it perfect for both men and women as a refreshing personal scent.
  4. A popular top note, Bergamot is the perfect addition to making your own personal scent.  Click HERE to learn how to make your own perfume using essential oils.
  5. Due to it’s calming properties, Bergamot is a wonderful oil to diffuse at work or at school.
  6. Mix with epsom salt and add to a bath at the end of the day to promote a calming environment before bedtime.
  7. Use in a sugar scrub to help your feet look happy and healthy all summer long.

 

Foot scrub

Sugar Scrub

  • ¼ cup + 2 T V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex
  • 5 drops Bergamot
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood
  • 2 drops Wintergreen
  • ¾ cup raw sugar

In a small bowl, mix V-6 oil with essential oils. Add mixture to raw sugar in a larger bowl and combine thoroughly. Store in an airtight jar.

When applying in the bath, you may want to use a pumice stone to speed up the exfoliation process; however, avoid scrubbing your calluses raw or removing them altogether. Remember, they are there to protect your feet. Simply buff them smooth and avoid any cuts or lacerations that could invite infection.

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*Disclaimer: I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and I am not endorsed by the Young Living Corporation. None of what I talk about on this site has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools based on my own personal experiences.

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