Bergamot Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) is one of my favorite calming essential oils. The oil is extracted from the rind or peel of the fruit, leaving an aroma is citrusy but sweet. It's unique among citrus oils due to its ability to be both uplifting and calming, making it ideal to help with anxious and sad feelings. It's good for purifying and cleansing the skin, helping with oily skin conditions and promoting a smooth, clear complexion while having a calming effect.
Bergamot is the most delicate of the citrus plants, requiring special climate and soil in order to thrive. Italians have used Bergamot for years to reduce tension and stress and to soothe and rejuvenate skin. In Greece, the unripe fruits are used as sweetmeats, eaten by the spoonful as a dessert or with coffee.
• Calming and soothing aroma • Promotes healthy, clear skin • Frequently used in massage therapy for its calming benefits
COMMON USES • Diffuse in the classroom, at work, or at home when stress levels or tension is high • Apply to the skin while showering and inhale deeply to experience its calming aroma while enjoying its purifying skin benefits • Change regular tea to Earl Grey with the addition of Bergamot • Apply to the feet before bedtime or use with Coconut Oil for a calming and relaxing massage • Add one to two drops to your favorite skin care product for added cleansing properties
APPLICATION Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice. Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid. Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
CAUTION: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON QUALITY The information provided here on the properties and uses of essential oils do NOT apply to all essential oil brands. Because of lenient industry standards and a lack of regulation on terms such as "natural" or "pure", much of what you find at the drug store is not a therapeutic grade of essential oil and may lack real quality or even contain contaminants.
The Best Essential Oil Brands follow these guidelines:
1) Proper plant varieties
2) Grown in their indigenous region around the world
3) Grown without chemical pesticides, herbicides, etc
4) Harvested with precise timing to ensure peak properties
5) Extracted with proper temp and pressure to preserve oil molecules
6) Third-party testing of each and every batch 7) Stand behind the internal use of their oils