Another favorite essential oil of mine is Bergamot Essential Oil. I’ve used it for some soap making in the past, but because of its multiple healing properties, it’s great for other great DIY skin care projects. Bergamot has a light citrus scent, which can be both uplifting and relaxing when diffused. It is a tropical plant, but thrives in Europe as well. The oil is taken from the peel of the fruit and used to make medicine. It’s derived through cold compression, which is different than the steam distillation of many other essential oils. The oil is commonly used in black tea, which is called Earl Grey.
1. Relieves Stress:
Bergamot essential oil is a relaxant — it reduces nervous tension and feelings of stress. This powerful oil can stimulate hormones, such as dopamine and serotonin. The smell of the oil leads to a feeling of ease and contentment. If you’re making a DIY bath soak or bath salt, add a few drops to the mixture and add to your bath for natural stress relief.
2. Heals Skin:
Bergamot essential oil is used to minimize the look of scars and other marks on the skin; it tones the skin by making the supply of melanin even. These scars can be the result of acne or skin infections or irritations. To rid the skin of irritations, put five drops of bergamot oil on a cotton ball or pad and rub it on the infected area.
Bergamot essential oil prevents the growth of germs that cause body odor. The refreshing and citrus smell of bergamot oil is used as a natural deodorant and air freshener. The strong scent eliminates odors on the body or in a room. You can add two–three drops of bergamot oil to the deodorant you already use every day.
4. Calming Shower:
Apply to the skin while showering and inhale deeply to experience its calming aroma while enjoying its purifying skin benefits.
Bergamot is a wonderful oil to try for these uses and so many more. If you are curious about Bergamot essential oil, give these uses a try and see what a difference it can make in your daily health and beauty routine.
5. Cold Sores:
Finally, Bergamot essential oil is known to help with cold sores that appear on your skin from a viral infection. Although it can’t kill the virus, it can weaken it and help your body fight off the outbreak. Add bergamot oil in a skin lotion and applying it directly to the cold sore.
Where to Buy Bergamot Essential Oil
You can usually find bergamot essential oil and other essential oils in your local health food store and sometimes, at retail chains like Walmart or Walgreens, though supplies may be limited. You can also find this on Amazon.com.
Do you use Bergamot essential oil? If so, are there any additional uses to add to this list?